Whirlwind Steel

Whirlwind Manufacturing Inc was founded in Houston, Texas, in 1955 by C.O. Sturdivant. Originally a manufacturer of whole-house attic fans, by 1961 Whirlwind had expanded into the manufacture and sale of metal building components, including panels, secondary structural framing, and trim.

In 1966, seeing the growing demand for metal buildings, our founder hired a structural engineer to begin the design, manufacture, and selling of pre-engineered building systems in addition to the component parts. 

At the passing of C.O. Sturdivant in 1972, his son Jack Sturdivant took the reins as President and CEO.  Jack grew the company from a small regional metal building manufacturing company to a company with a diverse range of building products and manufacturing locations across the country.

In 2001, Jack's son Ty Sturdivant joined the company.  In 2012, Ty became President.  Today, Ty and Jack work closely together and are leading the company into the future.   

Whirlwind Steel 8234 Hansen Road Houston, TX 77075
Jun 13, 2018
Scholarship - General
DEADLINE: July 31, 2018 As an advocate of higher education,  Whirlwind Steel  is seeking to help a current or prospective construction, engineering, or architecture student relieve some financial stress in the upcoming school year. We will be awarding a  $1000 scholarship  annually to a deserving student who displays a passion for continued education. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Full-time enrollment or acceptance at an accredited university Minimum 3.0 GPA 500-word essay - Who/what inspired you to enter a construction-related field? 60-second video - Be creative! HOW TO APPLY Fill out the form on this page and attach all required documents - see below. All attachments must have contact information, including name, email, and phone. 500-word essay 60-second video Completed and signed application ( download here ) Proof of full-time enrollment/acceptance at an accredited school Copy of official transcript of most recent semester DEADLINE Application deadline is July 31 midnight EST. The winner will be announced approximately four weeks after the deadline and notified via email. IMPORTANT:  If you have any questions about the scholarship, please email aylin.poulton@whirlwindsteel.com .