Case Study

Bulk Feed
Storage Building

Feed Products & Service Company
Madison, Illinois

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The Rundown

When business growth meant a need for additional space at their Madison, Illinois, location, Feed Products & Service Company added a fabric building with precast concrete bins for storage and transloading of bulk feed products.

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

  • 120’ x 460’ with 40’ x 190’ lean-to (62,800 square feet)
  • 20 oz. PVC fabric cladding
  • Hot dip galvanized steel frame
  • Conveyor load of 750 lbs. per running foot
  • 18” overhangs with mesh soffit for ventilation
  • Precast concrete storage bins with sliding steel bin gates and panels
  • 40,000 ton capacity
  • 90 mph wind, wind exposure C, 20# snow, enclosed, full exposure, low occupancy
  • Building use: Bulk feed distribution

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