Metal Building Systems Provide Costco with Cost and Time Savings

“We mined their private archives for the historical jackets on the walls, sourced vintage pieces at the entry and throughout the store,” says Melissa Gonzalez, Founder of Lionesque Group. A series of orange shadow boxes displays Alpha’s historic styles including the MA-1 and its predecessor the B-150D flight jacket along one wall. In all, visitors can view more than two dozen vintage items throughout.

Metal building construction has come a long way since Costco Wholesale Corp. first tested using a system 32 years ago in California. So much so that the warehouse club giant uses metal building systems to construct 90% of its warehouse stores.

“The technology and the process for completing metal building projects have improved considerably,” said Ali Moayeri, senior VP of construction for Costco.