Case Study

Nebraska Fertilizer Storage Building

Atkinson, Nebraska

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The Rundown

Precast concrete panels keep multiple fertilizer blends contained in this fabric structure. The passive ventilation system, hot dip galvanized frame and ExxoTec fabric cladding make the building corrosion-resistant in a tough environment.

Customer Success

“We have really bad soil conditions here. Because of our soil issues, we simply couldn’t afford to construct a more traditional building. The concrete costs made a more traditional building cost prohibitive. The lightweight design of our Legacy building allowed us to reach a compromise between soil conditions and cost. Regarding the design and construction phases of the building, I can say that the process went exceptionally well. When I made eleventh-hour changes to the job, Legacy handled them with ease. The Legacy construction crew was very professional and courteous. They finished the job well ahead of schedule, worked safely, and followed our stringent safety requirements to the letter.”

Joe Bitter | Alliant Energy/IEI Barge Services

“We obviously had contracts, but the overall feel was kind of like the olden days, where you felt you could just take somebody at their word. Everything that Legacy said they were going to do, they did. Price is a major factor in any purchase decision. But we didn’t blink at having to pay a little more for the Legacy structure. Sometimes you have to spend more to get a higher quality building.

The installation was very smooth. Legacy’s in-house crew worked in cold winter conditions, and they erected the building within five days. They were a very professional group, and I’d highly recommend them.

We like the sidewall columns going straight up instead of curving down like in our hoop buildings. First off, it lets us put more product in there. And our front-end loaders can get much closer to the walls and drive straight down the sides. It gives us more working room and increases our efficiency.

In the long run I think this will be a building that requires less maintenance. Legacy was so outstanding to work with that I didn’t even bother looking at pricing elsewhere.”

Marty Shell | Five Rivers

Feature Details

  • 200’ x 280’ (56,000 square feet)
  • Solid steel frames hot dip galvanized to ASTM A123 standards
  • 27 oz. ExxoTec™ Elite PVC fabric
  • 18” overhangs with mesh soffit for ventilation
  • ARV-2000 roof vents
  • Solid steel bracing rods
  • Pier and curb foundation with CIP concrete stem walls
  • Multiple doorway openings for personnel and equipment
  • Enclosed, exposure C, 35# snowload, seismic A, full exposure, 90 mph windload
  • Building use: Commercial fertilizer storage and distribution

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