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Horst Construction Becomes an Authorized Builder for Varco Pruden Buildings

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World Leader in Steel Systems Teams Up with Horst

Varco Pruden Buildings (VP) is a world leader in providing innovative pre-engineered steel building systems. Each year, VP supplies materials for approximately 6,000 buildings—ranging from 1,200 square feet to more than one million square feet. Today, VP welcomes Horst into its network of nearly 1,000 independent Authorized VP Builders across the United States and Canada, as well as throughout Central and South America, Europe, and Asia. Horst’s coverage includes Central PA, State College, and parts of New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.

VP specializes in the computer-aided design of pre-engineered steel systems for low-rise, nonresidential buildings. The company works closely with its network of partners to offer extraordinary aesthetic appeal with optimum functionality. While pre-engineered steel may have had a negative connotation in the past, VP materials and designs are very appealing and modern, while offering great value. Take a look.

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In addition, VP has taken on a new line of products, providing conventional steel structures for complex projects. According to Brendan Knarr, District Manager at Varco Pruden, “We’re especially excited to be working alongside a long-standing, high quality leader of religious facility design and construction, like Horst. The industry is growing and we’re looking forward to collaborating on a number of projects that can benefit from multiple VP steel solutions.”

VP is already working with Horst on the engineering design aspect of several churches that require both a sturdy structure as well as an innovative, economical approach. Brendan continues,

“Horst is a solid company with a lot of horsepower and reputation. People are attracted to the company because of their past projects and referrals. We couldn’t be happier that Horst is now one of our Authorized Builders.”

Fun Facts About Varco Pruden

  • All VP’s steel products are fabricated in the U.S.
  • 70% is made from recycled steel
  • VP can incorporate glass, brick, stone, or pre-cast concrete for a distinctive look
  • Steel systems construction can generate substantial savings in overall construction costs for certain building types
  • Construction time cycles are up to one-third less than other methods, resulting in faster occupancy and quicker return on owner investment
  • VP Buildings has an ever-growing number of products that meet or exceed the guidelines of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program
  • VP is an active participant in both the Cool Roof Rating Council and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which maintains the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system.

Varco Pruden Buildings is a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Varco Pruden sells and engineers steel building systems for low-rise commercial applications, including manufacturing, warehouses, schools and commercial projects.

The company utilizes seven manufacturing locations across North America. Varco Pruden has affiliations in Europe, Asia and South America and is a member of the Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute, the US Green Building Council and a founding member of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association. For more information, go to


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