Kenosha Civil War Museum Construction

Superior Structural Corporation was commissioned by a historical preservation customer to manufacture the custom steel beams and columns needed for its Civil War Museum. This structure highlighted here called for varied uses of beams and columns. Utilizing our state-of-the-art in-house and portable machinery, we employed a multitude of manual and machining processes to manipulate steel tube, steel pipe, and wide flange beams into the required shapes and lengths. The steel parts were prime painted gray, and treated using hot dip and cold galvanizing for corrosion resistance.

Finished parts used for this project include 336 tons of wide flange beams in 9 different heights and assorted weights; 7 different sizes of heavy duty wide flange beams; and tube steel components such as 4″x4″, 5″x5″, and 10″x4″, among others. The steel members were manufactured, delivered, and installed in phases from July 2006 through August 2007.

Superior Structural is available to custom manufacture solutions to common building applications, as well as specialized and ornamental fabrications. For over four decades we have been providing structural steel to job sites, offering steel beams in straight, pitched, rolled, and curved options. We guarantee our products and uphold the stringent industry standards set by such organizations as the American Institute of Steel Construction and American Welding Standards. For more details about this custom structural steel beam project, or our other capabilities, please see the table below or contact us directly.

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Product Description

Superior Structural Corporation manufactured custom Structural Steel Beams and Columns for a new historical museum called Kenosha Civil War Museum.

Custom Fabrication Capabilities Applied/Processes


Prime Painting
Hot Dip Galvanizing – Outsourced

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

36″ Band Saw
18″ Band Saw
90 ton Ironworker
Portable Drill Presses
300 ton Press Brake
120 ton Punch Press
3/8″ Shear
Track Torch

  • 336 tons of Wide Flange Beams in sizes W8’s, W10’s, W12’s, W14’s, W16’s, W18’s, W21’s, W24’s W27’s
  • Heavy Duty Wide Flange Beams in sizes W 12×120, W 30×116, W 30×124, W 36×150, W 36×160, W 36×170, W 36×210
  • Tube Steel 4″x4″, 5″x5″, 6″x6″, 8″x8″, 10″x4″, 12″x12″ in varying thicknesses.
Material Used

ASTM A500 Grade Steel Tube
ASTM A36/A572/A992 Grade Wide Flange Beams
ASTM A53 Grade Steel Pipe

Material Finish

Prime Painted Gray
Hot Dip Galvanized

Industry for Use

Historical Preservation Industry

Delivery/Turnaround Time

In phases from July 2006 through August 2007

Delivery Location

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Standards Met

Customer Specifications
American Institute of Steel Construction Code of Standard Practices
American Welding Standards

Product Name

Structural Steel Beams and Columns