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Superior Environment for Commodity Storage

Flat grain storage is the lowest cost-per-bushel solution for storing agricultural commodities, including wheat, soybeans, corn, dry distillers, grain, gluten, canola, flax, rice, sweeteners and consumer products. The flexibility of fabric structures on a steel frame allows the maximum clear area for bulk storage as well as added features that simplify storing, handling and conditioning.

Preventing spoilage is easier in a fabric structure. Fabric cladding doesn’t magnify the outside conditions, keeping the interior up to 10 degrees cooler on a hot day and reducing the likelihood of moisture, self-heating, molding and insects. The natural light inside the building also discourages mildew and vermin from settling in among the stored grain.

The rigid frame system supports various ventilation systems, including aeration ducts and mesh soffits to allow air in while keeping birds and insects out. Peak vents allow warm, moist air to exhaust out the top of the structure while keeping the pile dry. Gravity ventilation systems and powered fan ventilation are all available.

Whether you’re storing one or multiple products, Legacy’s design-build team will model the building around your stored piles. This is the most efficient way to maximize storage capacity while still leaving room for heavy equipment storage, offloading and grain reclaiming.

Add Conveyors and Handling Equipment

The solid steel I-beam frame is custom engineered to support grain conditioning equipment and transloading equipment including conveyors, augers and grain reclamation tunnels. A flat grain storage building with collateral equipment suspended overhead is the easiest, most flexible way to store agricultural products before taking them to market.

Lean-tos are another popular accessory for commercial storage buildings. Lean-tos can be used for load-out and operations while preserving the clear area at the center of the building for storage. One or more lean-tos may be added anywhere on the building. Each lean-to may be part of the building’s climate control, or may be insulated and heated separately to provide space for year-round maintenance and operations.

Precast Panels Increase Load Strength

A popular option for fabric bulk storage buildings is precast concrete foundations. Precast concrete increases the load-bearing ability of the walls, allowing for higher piles and greater storage capacity. Using precast panels reduces construction time because there is no time spent waiting onsite for the foundation to dry and cure. The panels are also a transferrable asset that can be reconfigured to accommodate changing storage needs or even moved to another building if desired.

Cast-in-place concrete foundations are also available for those wanting a more permanent option. Either a pre-cast or CIP foundation will provide a durable concrete wall to contain bulk material while being easy to clean between harvests.

Fabric structures designed for horizontal storage are the best solution for conditioning and storing harvested crops. With a custom flat grain storage building, there’s no need to compromise or settle for lower market values.

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