Case Study

Scrap Metal Recycling

21,975 sq ft Tension Fabric Structure for Material Separation and Storage

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The Rundown

To stay in line with air quality regulations in their area, a recycling company needed to enclose their current concrete containment bins. They partnered with Legacy to design, manufacture and install a structure that is able to house both storage and processing areas and is equipped with a building-supported conveyor and chemical fire suppression system.

Customer Success

“With this Legacy design, we were able to save money and space by integrating a wash bay into the storage structure. The setup we use is also ideal for eliminating environmental concerns, since all the salt-laden water is contained instead of running off.”

Steve McAvoy | INDOT

“The old buildings used tubular steel, and no matter what you do, the salt gets inside the tubes and corrodes them. Legacy was very easy to work with. They came out here with their crew, rented all their equipment, and erected the buildings in three weeks flat – a week ahead of schedule. It’s a stand-up company.”

Theo Gatsonis | CM & Sons

“A lot of the temporary structures in the region are fabric structures, so we mainly looked at those types of buildings. Due to the overall project timeline, the buildings had to be constructed in the dead of winter. We had a great working relationship with Legacy throughout the entire process. They supply a very high quality fabric structure, and we’re certainly pleased with what we’ve seen from the buildings thus far.”

John Lehman | BBE Hydro Constructors

“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

“I asked you to give us a very aggressive timeline and you delivered on that. Your team obviously consists of “can do” personnel and always worked to find a solution for every problem we addressed during the project. We asked for no subsurface disruption and your team delivered a well-engineered solution at a reasonable cost. Your install team is first rate, both with their work ethic and desire to deliver a superior product. The building that they installed is outstanding. We did our walk-through this morning and from our VP down, it was all compliments. I would personally recommend a Legacy Building to anyone. Thank you for everything.”

Doug Holbrook | CH2M-WG Idaho, LLC

Feature Details

  • Building size: 74’ x 150’ with 87’ x 125’ lean-to (21,975 square feet)
  • ExxoTec™ Elite PVC fabric cladding
  • 50’ high offset peak to accommodate material pile brought in by building-supported conveying system
  • Fabric dividing wall separating product bin areas
  • Building columns designed for varying concrete wall heights for value engineering
  • Building supports chemical fire suppression system
  • Constructed on a pile-supported foundation due to poor soil conditions
  • Multiple large overhead doors installed for equipment access
  • 18.9 psf snow load, 115 mph wind load, wind exposure C, seismic C

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