Fabric Buildings for Bulk Commodity Storage—It’s All About Your Operations
The history of Legacy is so intertwined with the bulk storage industry, we are like family. Our first project was a bulk storage structure, and year after year, the bulk (sorry) of our business is with this sector. At the risk of overstatement, we understand your challenges at a very granular level.
We offer customized, durable, versatile fabric structures that go beyond just storage. Our building can streamline your entire operation.
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.
Our in-house engineering team leads the charge on creative solutions that benefit all project stakeholders—namely you.
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.
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.
Agriland FS Woodbine Fertilizer Storage
19,404 sq ft Fertilizer Storage Building | Woodbine, IA
Agriland FS, Inc. is a farmer-owned cooperative that provides agricultural products directly to farmers. After several years working from a leased building, Agriland FS determined the need to add a permanent fertilizer storage building at their Woodbine, Iowa, location. The new building would be used for storing, mixing and distributing fertilizer. “We needed a building we could adapt,” said Curtis Hoakison, procurement manager. “Having everything contained in one facility was easier than trying to add another part to an existing building.”View Case Study
Feed Products & Bulk Feed Storage
62,800 sq ft Bulk Feed Storage Building | Madison, IL
Feed Products and Service is a supplier of animal feed products with multiple locations across North America. When business growth led to the expansion of their Madison, Illinois, location, they added a fabric structure to store and distribute bulk feed.View Case Study
Northern Farmers Co-op Fertilizer Storage
14,616 sq ft Fertilizer Storage Building | Williams, MN
Being able to customize a structure for the needs of a building owner is one thing; the ability to customize it to the future needs of a customer is another matter altogether. That’s what Legacy did for Northern Farmers Co-op. The cooperative had a need for more fertilizer storage, but they also wanted one that could be expanded and modified based on future needs.View Case Study
Gunther Salt Company Salt Storage Building
28,080 sq ft Commercial Salt Storage Building | St. Louis, MO
Gunther Salt Company is a distributor of various salt products throughout the Midwest. Due to business growth, they needed a new storage and distribution facility at their St. Louis headquarters. “We were looking for something that would last and have multiple uses,” said Darrin Chapman, plant manager. The building stores a specialized agricultural salt mix, which arrives at the facility via barges and is loaded onto trucks by conveyor belt.View Case Study
IEI Barge Services Storage Building
63,010 sq ft Tension Fabric Building for Fertilizer Storage and Blending | East Dubuque, IL
IEI Barge Services is a bulk fertilizer storage, mixing and transloading facility along the banks of the Mississippi River. In 2015, they began shopping for a bulk storage building to accommodate business growth. Poor soil conditions, along with the requirements of loading and storing bulk product and withstanding constant exposure to corrosive fertilizer, made steel buildings impractical and prohibitively expensive. “Because of our soil issues, we simply couldn’t afford to construct a more traditional building,” said Joe Bitter, general manager of Alliant Energy/IEI Barge Services. “The lightweight design of our Legacy building allowed us to reach a compromise between soil conditions and cost.”View Case Study
Tronson Grain Fertilizer Storage
37,200 sq ft Fertilizer Storage
Legacy designed, manufactured and constructed a fertilizer storage building for Tronson Grain up in Crary, North Dakota, features multiple storage bins and a 150-ton capacity automated loading and mixing machine.View Case Study
Smithfield Bulk Feed Storage Structure
60,000 sq ft Flat Feed Storage
The largest hog producer and processor increased their feed manufacturing system with a tension fabric building.View Case Study
101,520 sq ft Salt Storage + Distribution at a Railroad Transload Facility
Vermont Railways, Inc. was looking to develop a new state-of-the-art rail-to-truck transload facility to efficiently handle bulk commodities.View Case Study
The new building will protect the salt supply.
It will be protected from being compromised by wind and precipitation. Once the general contractor completed the footings and floors, Legacy installed the fabric building very quickly, in about two weeks. It was a very positive process with professional communication between Legacy and Dewberry throughout the project.
The Legacy construction crew was very professional and courteous.
Because of our soil issues, we simply couldn't afford to construct a more traditional building. The concrete costs made a more traditional building cost prohibitive. The lightweight design of our Legacy building allowed us to reach a compromise between soil conditions and cost. Regarding the design and construction phases of the building, I can say that the process went exceptionally well. When I made eleventh-hour changes to the job, Legacy handled them with ease. They finished the job well ahead of schedule, worked safely, and followed our stringent safety requirements to the letter.
Everything that Legacy said they were going to do, they did.
We obviously had contracts, but the overall feel was kind of like the olden days, where you felt you could just take somebody at their word. Price is a major factor in any purchase decision. But we didn't blink at having to pay a little more for the Legacy structure. Sometimes you have to spend more to get a higher quality building. The installation was very smooth. Legacy's in-house crew worked in cold winter conditions, and they erected the building within five days. They were a very professional group, and I'd highly recommend them. We like the sidewall columns going straight up instead of curving down like in our hoop buildings. First off, it lets us put more product in there. And our front-end loaders can get much closer to the walls and drive straight down the sides. It gives us more working room and increases our efficiency. In the long run I think this will be a building that requires less maintenance. Legacy was so outstanding to work with that I didn't even bother looking at pricing elsewhere.
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