Lyons Salt Company (B.S.C. Holdings)
Salt Mine Storage Building

48,600 sq ft Tension Fabric Building for Salt Mining Storage
Lyons, Kansas

Project Profile

The Rundown

The Legacy Building Solutions team designed and constructed this custom 48,600 sq ft tension fabric Salt Storage building in Lyons, Kansas. Our team of designers, developers and builders creates unique, custom fabric building solutions for a wide variety of uses.

Customer Success

“Our salt is delivered by rail cars to a large pit next to the storage structure. A conveyor system hoists it from pit to building. Legacy was the only company we talked to that could supply trusses strong enough to support the conveyors.”

O.J. Rinehart

“We needed something that would withstand the corrosive environment better than our current building. What first drew us to Legacy was the concept of the rigid steel frame with fabric. We feel the rigid frame will give us many more years of service than the open web structures.

Legacy’s attention to detail, answering of endless questions that we had and prompt response to those questions also played a role in our decision to go with Legacy. And because so many details were ironed out in the beginning we built a very good building with very few modifications to the scope during the building process.

We felt you could deliver on what you were proposing. Legacy pricing is very compatible to your competitors. Another plus for going with Legacy was the fact you had crews who were MSHA trained and you already had an MSHA Contractor ID. Your crew worked efficiently and safely.

Once we were assured the liner cavity could be vented properly, the liner option seems to be a great add on for our environment. It is very obvious this will help in reduction of dust resting on the trusses. We liked the fact this building could be built with no cables. Instead, we used hot dipped galvanized steel rods.

We are very proud to have partnered with Legacy to construct our Salt Containment Structure. We feel we now have a long term solution to our salt storage needs, a building that will be around for a long time to come.”

Stephanie Murphy | Lyons

Feature Details

  • Building size: 162 feet x 300 feet
  • Legacy crews dismantled old building and installed on existing site in 31 days
  • Clearances designed to match existing adjoining structure
  • Fabric seal attachment to adjoining structure
  • Hot dip galvanized steel frame
  • Cable-free system – braced bays use galvanized steel rods
  • 14 gauge purlins capped on ends
  • Clear interior liner with additional layer at the base
  • 12,500 lb. point load on two frames to support existing conveyor
  • 600 lbs. per lineal foot conveyor load on all frames
  • Ventilated with painted aluminum louvers, RV3000 ridge vents, filtered soffit intakes and mesh panels
  • 20 lb. ground snow load, 90 mph windspeed, exposure C, seismic B, fully exposed
  • Building use: Salt storage

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