Indiana Tube Corporation is the largest supplier of refrigeration condensers in North America and one of the major suppliers of small diameter, single-wall, low carbon steel tubes. Its products are used by major OEMs around the world in a wide range of industries including automotive, appliance, refrigeration, lawn and garden equipment, off-road vehicles and heavy equipment.
Based in Evansville, Ind., the company has more than 180,000 square feet of manufacturing, storage, warehouse and office space. Its facility is in an industrial metal building that was built in 1973. Over the years, as the company grew, several additions were made to the original building. Today there are seven different structures adjacent to one another that make up the entire plant. Metal buildings are frequently used for manufacturing where machinery and processes can flow without being interrupted by columns or supports. The roofs on metal buildings are typically 24 gauge or 26 gauge standing seam metal panels, fastened to structural purlins five feet on center.