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Primary Framing

Package Steel provides many options for our primary framing systems. We manufacture the Rigid Frames & Rigid Beam type frames locally at our facility in Sutton, MA. We design and detail our frames to meet your project needs.

Rigid Frame systems tend to be more economical with tapered sidewall columns, while Rigid Beam systems can offer more flexibility to interior finishes with straight sidewall columns. Both Rigid Frame and Rigid Beam are available in clear spans, multiple spans, and lean-to-style.

The standard finish on our Primary Framing is Grey Oxide. Hot Dip Galvanizing can be provided by request.

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Framing System I

Rigid Frame Clear span (RFC) 40’ and wider

Provides column-free interior space. Ideal for auditoriums, gymnasiums, aircraft hangers, or any situation where larger open spaces are required.

Rigid Frame Multi-span (RFM) 50’ and wider

Interior columns shorten the spans of the rafters, reducing the overall cost of the frame. Ideal for manufacturing and warehouse facilities.

Tapered Beam Clear span (TBC) 20’ to 70’

Offers column-free interior, floor space and uniform minimum depth columns. End uses include retail stores, branch banks and office facilities.

Tapered Beam Multi-span (TBM) 50’ and wider

Uniform depth exterior columns with interior columns that reduce span lengths, reducing cost. Ideal for uses where interior sidewalls are to be finished for office areas. Other uses include warehouses and distribution centers, where racking is utilized.

Framing System II

Single Slope Clear Span (SSC) 20’ and wider

Available with straight or tapered columns. Provides single direction roof slope for rain water runoff control. Often used for shopping centers and office complexes.

Single Slope Multi-Span (SSM) 50’ and wider

Available with straight or tapered columns. Single slope design helps control rain water runoff. Used in facilities where interior columns do not impair building use. Ideal for manufacturing, warehousing, distribution centers retail shopping centers and office complexes.

Lean-To (LTC) 10’and wider

Used primarily for wing units and additions to existing facilities. Can be used with any of the above framing types.

Special Frame Design (SFD) 10’ and wider

Your building requirements dictate frame design. Whatever the shape, use or span, there is an answer to your challenge.

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