Auto parts manufacturers face many challenges in today’s low margin, high volume environment. Warehousing components and tooling is a significant cost that falls under scrutiny more than ever before. Options for expansion of storage space today include prefabricated and custom-built solutions using several different materials and technologies. Fabric buildings are a growing segment, but traditional fabric buildings are often small-scale and can be unnecessarily costly when factoring in environmental controls, foundations and construction.
AGC Automotive wrote a specification for side-by-side fabric structures for storing their manufacturing equipment and tooling at their Elizabethtown, Kentucky location, and were on track to spend more for an inefficient solution.