Case Study

Farmers Co-op Society
Fertilizer Storage Building

40,000 sq ft Tension Fabric Building for Fertilizer Storage
Sanborn, IA

Farmers Co-op Society Fertilizer Storage - Project Profile

The Rundown

After an older hoop building was irrepairably damaged due to corrosion, the co-op replaced it with a lined fabric building on a rigid steel frame. Legacy Building Solutions designed the new structure to use the existing concrete foundation.

Customer Success

“It was a priority to get the new building operating quickly so we could continue our programming. They were totally committed to doing whatever was necessary to support our project.”

Steve Henry | OKC Tennis Center

“Legacy Building Solutions has given Solar Ship more than just a state-of-the-art hangar and assembly building. Through our close collaboration, their design incorporates a self-reliant photovoltaic power package that sits above the fabric roof, allowing our building operations to be entirely off-grid. In addition, Legacy’s foundation design allowed us to re-use an existing concrete pad, saving us time and money during construction. These innovations were part of our top-level requirements, and delivering on them really sets Legacy apart from the traditional building segment.”

Lewis Reford | Solar Ship

Feature Details

  • Building size: 100 feet x 400 feet
  • Wrapped and framed openings for conveyor and catwalk
  • 12.5 oz. fabric interior liner for corrosion protection
  • 1.5’ eaves with icebreakers
  • Replaced corroded hoop-style structure
  • Custom designed for existing concrete foundation
  • Ventilated with 8 mesh end wall vents and mesh soffits
  • 35# snow load, 90 mph windspeed, fully exposed, low hazard
  • Building use: Fertilizer storage


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