Case Study

Flat Feed
Storage Building

Rose Hill, North Carolina

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The Rundown

Smithfield Foods, the largest hog producer and processor in the world, is a vertically integrated company overseeing every step of the hog and pork production process at its operations. When identifying ways to make their feed manufacturing system more robust, they sought out a tension fabric structure to meet their ingredient storage needs.

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

  • Building size: 125’ x 480’
  • Gray primed rigid steel frame system mounted on CIP foundation
  • Exclusive 20’ on center paneled roof system
  • White polyethylene 15 oz. fabric on exterior with 12 oz. fabric interior liner
  • Point load for conveyor and catwalk
  • Standard 1.5’ eave overhang with venting under eave
  • 6 overhead doors and 3 personnel doors on sidewalls
  • 2 full sets of egress stairs, platforms and hangars installed
  • 24 ARV-2000 vents are used to ventilate the cavity
  • 12 tunneled ARV-2000 vents are used to ventilate the building’s main air volume
  • 10# ground snow load, 109 mph wind, seismic C, wind exposure C, fully enclosed, fully exposed, low hazard
  • Building use: Bulk feed storage and distribution

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