Founded in 1947 in Columbus, Georgia, as Steel Builders, Inc., a small regional fabricator taking part in the post-World War II economic boom, the Company was renamed American Buildings Company and relocated in 1964 to its current headquarters in Eufaula, Alabama. Over the years, American has enjoyed a dynamic growth history, as dynamic as the metal buildings industry itself. In 2007, American Buildings Company was acquired by Nucor Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company. Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada.
Nucor is the largest steel producer in the United States and has not experienced a layoff due to lack of work in over 40 years. Nucor was recently honored by Forbes Magazine as the number one company in America's Best Big Companies Honor Roll and by Business Ethics magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens list. Nucor is also North America's largest recycler of steel.
The development of American over the years has been changed due to its continuous entrepreneurial drive and spirit. American’s advancement from its simple beginnings to its present position as one of the industry’s leading manufacturers is based on the expansion of its Builder network, which presently extends across the U.S., Canada and Caribbean. American supports its business with technical and customer service centers as well as fabrication facilities strategically located across the U.S., making it a truly nationwide manufacturer.