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Resources – UCOA Metals

Where to Place Your Pole Barn

So you’ve decided to build a pole barn, but have you put much thought into where you are going to build it and why? There are some important things to take into consideration when selecting the location on your property to build your pole barn. Pole barn placement should consider drainage, the climate, the needed amenities, and more.   Drainage...

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The Cost of Building and Framing a Metal Building

 Are you on the way to building your first metal building or home? Do you already have one? Either way, it is important to know your options for framing your building. When you hire a builder or build a pole barn metal home yourself, there are tons of benefits. These include customizability, new appliances, personal changes, and much more. You...

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Featured Job: Wastewater Treatment Plant

[gallery ids="3073,3072,3069"] Photos from the Wastewater Treatment Plant job in Mounds City, Illinois   Here at UCOA in Vienna, we love to spotlight jobs or projects that have been completed using the high-quality metal products that we offer to our hardworking customers. UCOA Metals recently provided post-frame metal for an awesome standing seam job. Midwest Petroleum, owned and operated by...

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How Metal Buying Groups Help Local Contractors

A wholesale metal supplier is a fantastic asset for many small local contractors. Central States as well as any other large-scale metal suppliers only do business on a scale and at prices that wildly supersedes anything a local contractor could afford. Luckily, UCOA and many organizations like us take on the role of a mediary wholesale metal supplier to give...

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What We Do

UCOA is a buying group committed to offering benefits and opportunities that could not be achieved as individual contractors. UCOA is the source of metal supplies for all of the local contractors in the area.  Why we Exist   UCOA is here to provide benefits that local contractors cannot get anywhere else. Many local contractors lack the size and capital...

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Ways to use Steel Building Kits

Steel building kits are some of the most simple and cost-effective options in the steel building market but are often overlooked, as they don’t appear to have a lot of uses on the surface. Many believe that they can only be used for small sheds or warehouses. While they can be used for such, steel building kits also have a...

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Finding the Best Roofing System

When browsing metal roofing options from your local united contractor group it can be difficult to find the option that works best for your home. There are multiple metal roofing options on the market, all with their own pros and cons. That is why it is important to understand the benefits of each of these options before deciding.  There are...

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Why Choose Malco Products

UCOA is a proud partner of Malco Products. Malco tools are all American-made and provide some of the most reliable work for the lowest price around. It is as important as ever to support the growth of local companies operating right here in the United States. There are many reasons why Malco tools are the ones to choose to get...

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What is Horizon-Loc Metal Roofing?

Horizon-Loc metal roofing is a highly leak resistant roofing style that provides the sleek look and benefits of a seam roof without the expensive installation. While most seam roofs require labor intensive, mechanical installation, horizon-loc metal roofing cuts labor costs with a snap in place system. It is highly durable, highly reliable, and highly recommended for small commercial buildings or...

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What is a Panel-Loc metal roof?

A panel-loc metal roof is a stylish, low rib roof designed to give commercial, residential, and agricultural outdoor buildings a strong and reliable steel protection while maintaining a quality look. Usually coming in 26 to 29 gauge steel, having a panel-loc roof can provide extreme protection against the elements. Most panel-loc metal roofs can withstand weather at a class 4...

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