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    Fabric Building Structures

    Fabric Buildings for Aviation—It’s All About The Ground Support

    Supporting the aviation industry with hangars, cargo storage and maintenance facilities has created some great opportunities for Legacy. The industry is constantly innovating, and our engineers love the challenge of precisely meeting customers’ needs with fully customized structures. Our work in aviation also complements the projects we do for the military sector.

    We offer very strong structures that will stand up to wind, weather and seismic conditions. Our clearspan engineering can give you very wide structures (more than 300 feet) without central supports that obstruct movement.

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    Our Process

    Design 01

    Whether you have a complete building spec or just an idea in mind, our team will lead you through the design process with expertise and efficiency.

    Engineer 02

    Our in-house engineering team leads the charge on creative solutions that benefit all project stakeholders—namely you.

    Manufacture 03

    Legacy is an end-to-end manufacturer, meaning your project will be built right on site in our 87,000 sq ft facility in St. Cloud, MN.

    Install 04

    Now to the good stuff. Your installation benefits from our safe, effective process in one of two ways—your Legacy rep onsite with local crews or full install services.

    Case Study

    Aero Storage

    96,000 sq ft Aircraft Assembly Hangar | Kansas

    Big doors, natural light and plenty of clearspan space for equipment are the highlights of this aero storage facility. Our design features a completely removable door for oversized vehicles.

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    Aero Storage

    Ontario Airport (ONT) Cargo Facilities

    126,320 sq ft Cargo Logistics Facilities | Ontario, CA

    As consumers continue to increase their demand for next-day packages, the square footage necessary for sorting increases as well. Ontario International Airport in California is the West Coast air and truck hub for UPS Airlines and is a major distribution point for FedEx Express. The Airport Authority found themselves requiring more space, resulting in a re-organization of the airport and the construction of two cargo buildings.

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    Ontario Airport (ONT) Cargo Facilities

    Solar Ship, Inc. Off-Grid Aircraft Assembly Hangar

    40,597 sq ft Aircraft Assembly Hangar | Brantford, ON

    Solar Ship, Inc. is a Canadian company that develops hybrid aircraft designed to provide access to remote locations worldwide. The Solar Ship aircraft operate using solar power – an ideal the company is committed to maintaining in the design of their assembly facilities and hangars. In 2014, Solar Ship contacted Legacy Building Solutions to engineer, install and provide project management services on a new hangar in Brantford, Ontario.

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    Solar Ship, Inc. Off-Grid Aircraft Assembly Hangar

    DHL Express Logistics Staging Pavilions

    237,800 sq ft DHL-ULD Logistics – Americas HUB Buildings | CVG Airport – Erlanger, KY

    DHL Express expanded their hub to include two pavilion buildings for cargo storage and logistics.

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    DHL Express Logistics Staging Pavilions

    YMM Airport Garage and Tool Shed

    4,540 sq ft Airport Tool Shed and Vehicle Maintenance Shop | YMM Airport – Fort McMurray, AB

    The airport lost many support buildings in a fire. The Airport Commission partnered with Legacy Building Solutions to design and install two new buildings.

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    YMM Airport Garage and Tool Shed


    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

    Legacy was one of the only companies that could construct to that height.

    We needed a structure this big to be able to do maintenance inside, and we needed something we could erect quickly and meet all our requirements. Legacy was one of the only companies that could construct to that height.

    Jason Berzansky US Steel

    Legacy was the only one that could do a two-stepped building.

    Legacy was the only one that could do a two-stepped building, so we could have a high part in front …and then have it stepped down, so we stay out of the clearance zone.

    James Kessler Ontario Airport (ONT)
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    Partnerships Equal Structural Integrity

    Whatever your industry, project, and desired application, the Legacy team of engineers will make your vision a reality. Start your project with the team who will finish strong—like our partnership.