Behlen Mfg. Co., located in Columbus, Nebraska, was established in 1936 and is locally owned. The company’s building division produces a wide variety of custom designed metal building systems for agriculture, churches, schools, offices, shopping centers, factories, warehouses, sports facilities, and government buildings. Behlen is a founding member of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) and the first metal building firm in the United States to achieve current MBMA quality accreditation requirements. Behlen buildings are sold through an extensive network of authorized builders.