Case Study

Commercial Salt Storage Building

Gunther Salt
St. Louis, Missouri

Gunther Salt - Project Profile Gunther Salt Tension Fabric Building

Project Rundown

When stored salt needs to be kept dry, corrosive building materials just won’t work. The team at Gunther Salt turned to a fabric building with hot dip galvanized solid steel frames as a long-lasting storage solution.

Customer Success

“We’ve never worked with fabric before. We liked that the Legacy building used galvanized steel and the solid steel frames without hollow centers. And the fabric seemed to be a less corrosive material, more likely to stand up to the elements.”

Darrin Chapman | Plant Manager, Gunther Salt

Project Details

  • 108’ x 260’ (28,080 square feet)
  • ExxoTec™ Elite 27 oz. PVC fabric cladding (blue with white roof)
  • Frames designed for 875 lb/linear foot conveyor and catwalk load
  • 18-inch overhangs with mesh ventilation intake and icebreakers
  • Pre-cast concrete panels create storage bins
  • 20 psf snow load, 90 mph windspeed, wind exposure C, enclosed, full exposure
  • Building use: Agricultural salt storage

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