About us

Rubb began making engineered fabric structures in Norway in 1968 and has gone on to become a recognized world leader in the design, manufacture, delivery and erection of fabric building solutions with complete engineering, design and production is produced at our facilities in the USA, Norway and the UK.


Rubb Building Systems manufactures prefabricated, portable structures, aircraft hangars, buildings, shelters and custom structures for many applications.

There are two common features: a well-engineered steel frame and a PVC coated polyester fabric cover which is tensioned over the frame to provide a tight fitting shell. Variations include provisions for alternative materials, such as steel cladding or aluminum frame members, but essentially the concept of prefabricated, relocatable construction remains.

Rubb structures are available in single spans of 10 ft. to over 300 ft. by any length. Standard module distances vary from 10 ft. to 16 ft. Multispan options are also available to provide for even larger structures. Side and gable walls of Rubb buildings are vertical to provide maximum space utilization.

Rubb USA has never had a building designed to code fail.

If you are thinking about buying a fabric building then get the answers to the questions below and we are here to help. Rubb offers no-cost consultations for new buildings, and complimentary in-house evaluations of your existing buildings and plans.

Learn more about our zero tolerance for code violations.

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Advantages of a Rubb building

  • Flexible design to suit client needs
  • Minimal foundation requirements
  • Quick delivery and erection time
  • Extendable and relocatable to suit changing circumstances
  • More than 35 years of experience and expertise in the field
  • Little or no maintenance
  • Life expectancy of 30 years or more

Rubb has earned a reputation for tackling difficult and unique projects. We have developed substantial structures that can be moved about on wheels or rails or even lifted around a job site in fully erected form. We offer a strong commitment to code and standards compliance. We take pride in doing it right. Excellence in engineering is the Rubb way.

Why are we called Rubb?

The Rubb name hails back to 1903 when Haldor Haldorsen developed Norway’s first combustion engine that became known as the “Rubb engine” (Rubb Motor). He developed this marine engine in a small village on the west coast of Norway called Rubbestadneset. The first four letters of this village name became synonymous with the engine.

Finn Haldorsen carried the ‘Rubb’ name tradition forward. The association with the sea was kept with the adoption of Neptune’s trident beside the logo. This was to show the industrial association with the sea and it also was intended as a symbol of strength.

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