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Steel the material of choice for cannabis facilities

Steel is currently used in everything from agricultural and self-storage buildings to garages, community halls and airplane hangers. Now, it’s being touted as the material of choice for cannabis-growing facilities.

Jim Busch, founder and owner of Global Steel Buildings in Richmond Hill, Ont., which built a large cannabis-growing facility for a customer in Smiths Falls, Ont., says the clear-span design — and the fact there are no interior columns to get in the way — makes them more attractive to producers.

Grow-ops often have rows of hundreds of plants and an open design is important because it permits maximum use of floor space and makes it easier to use common sprinkler and heat systems he notes. “A metal cannabis-growing facility is ideal for cannabis growing, logistics, and processing,” explains Busch.

“With no interior columns, our space will accommodate crops and the systems required for daily operation. Our metal buildings are built to be durable and secure. In the highly regulated field of cannabis-growing operations, high-level security is an important consideration. Global Steel Buildings Canada’s metal buildings are designed to be compliant with government requirements for cannabis cultivation.”


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