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Direct Steel and Construction receives national award

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By Rosemary Swierk

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 12, 2014 -- A structure built by Direct Steel and Construction of Crystal Lake has been honored by Varco Pruden Buildings, one of the nation's largest providers of metal building systems.

Direct Steel and Construction at 3321 S. Route 31 in Crystal Lake has been named to Varco Pruden's 2014 Hall of Fame for the Lord of Glory Church in Grayslake.

The highly competitive Hall of Fame Awards are presented annually to the independent authorized Varco Pruden builders whose work reflects outstanding integration of building systems, products, architectural appearance, end use and design.

Varco Pruden, a division of BlueScope Buildings North America Inc., has a network of more than 1,000 builders in the United States and Canada.

The Lord of Glory Church project included a sanctuary and main lobby area addition for church worship and fellowship. The addition was approximately 7,600 square feet located at 9735 Lincoln-Way Lane in Grayslake.

Varco Pruden's Hall of Fame Awards are presented for a range of industrial, commercial, retail and municipal projects.

"The Hall of Fame is proof positive that our builders continue to challenge the boundaries by seeking new and innovative ways to prove that pre-engineered buildings are the system of choice," said Chuck Haslebacher, president of Varco Pruden.

Direct Steel and Construction is a Facilities Solutions Provider. The Direct Steel and Construction team provides services which facilitate optimal end results including strategic facility planning, floor plan and facility assessment, budgeting, estimating, construction management and general contracting. Direct Steel and Construction's staff prides itself on working closely with clients to effectively structure solutions throughout the construction process with consideration of best value, energy and environmental efficiencies and project requirements in an atmosphere which fosters excellent communication within a cohesive team.

About Varco Pruden Buildings

Varco Pruden Buildings is a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc. Through advanced engineering and proprietary building products, Varco Pruden provides innovative steel building systems for low-rise commercial and industrial applications, including offices, warehouses, schools, manufacturing, and retail projects. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, the company markets its products

through a network of more than 1,000 authorized builders. VP has affiliations in Europe, Asia and South America and is a member of the MBMA, CSSBI and the USGBC. For more information about Varco Pruden Buildings, visit