The Legacy Building Solutions Process

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    Proactive. Efficient. Effective.

    The Ultimate in Building Materials that Extend the Life of Your Investment

    All components of a Legacy building are fabricated at our 87,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in South Haven, Minnesota. We use the highest-quality materials and rigorously controlled processes to ensure the strength and longevity of the finished building. The rigid steel frame has unlimited design flexibility and uses proven engineering practices. The fabric cladding encases the building in a superior envelope for longer resistance to corrosion, ideal acoustics, expedited construction and more.

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    Solid Steel Frames - Engineering Certainty

    Legacy designs, fabricates and installs buildings with solid steel, tapered, I-beams. The result is a structure with engineering certainty—a strong, durable frame that will last for decades. To design the frames, we use the same software that is standard in the metal building industry. Our drawings are, therefore, universally understood by engineers and contractors across the spectrum of the construction industry.

    The strength of our frames translates into additional options for our customers. Using solid steel, we can engineer beams that support additional loads such as conveyors, cranes, catwalks, HVAC systems, fire suppression systems, mezzanines, scoreboards, goal posts and more.

    Customized

    Every building Legacy does is customized. We design, engineer, fabricate and install our structures in house, so every building begins as a blank slate. Do you need a building but aren’t sure if you can fit one into the footprint you own? Do you have a building that has a lot of added requirements such as cranes, conveyors, mezzanines, lean-tos or multiple roof heights? Maybe you just need something extra-big, both wide and long?

    Give our designers a challenge. They love it.

    We don’t do cookie cutter. We don’t do off-the-shelf. We tailor your building to your needs, simple as that. That simplicity, however, gives you a lot of options as a building owner. We can walk you through them. We think the finished design will impress you.

    Our Crews

    Installation of Legacy’s tension fabric structures is a specialized process, and our structures have proprietary techniques that are essential to the success of the project.

    Our crews are trained in our patented installation techniques, as well as our strict safety standards, and they travel the world doing building after building. We also manufacture the materials for our structures, so our teams in the steel and fabric shops know exactly how to load the components onto the trucks so our crews can install them right away. Anyone who has worked construction knows how important it is to have excellent coordination.

     

     

    EpoxxiShield™ - Next Generation Corrosion Protection

    Legacy Building Solution's exclusive EpoxxiShield™ finish provides the highest level of corrosion resistance and protection in the industry. Our frame finish packages range from a single coat of two-component polyamide epoxy paint for basic applications to a three-coat option for the ultimate in corrosion protection. 

     

    Corrosion Protection

    Our steel treatment process extends the life of a building frame by providing a continuous protective barrier from corrosion and other damage. Unlike hot-dipped galvanizing, which merely slows the corrosion process, EpoxxiShield™ provides a continuous barrier from corrosion and other damage. Our surface prep offers significant benefits: it helps to remove all rust, mill scale, and steel impurities to eliminate moisture and provide the ideal surface finish for securing a continuous and effective bond between the steel surfaces and epoxy paint. 

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    Frame Finish Options

    EpoxxiShield™ Standard

    Legacy's EpoxxiShield™ Standard package is available for applications requiring normal corrosion resistance. Options range from standard packages that include steel prep and one coat of epoxy to a two-component, high-build polyurethane. 

    EpoxxiShield™ COR

    EpoxxiShield™ COR is ideal for highly corrosive environments, including salt and fertilizer storage, and marine applications. All EpoxxiShield™ COR include a commercial or industrial blast surface cleaning for optimal surface adherence. COR packages offer customizable options of additional epoxy coatings, a layer of high-build polyurethane or a zinc-rich epoxy primer for optimal corrosion resistance. In all EpoxxiSheild™ COR applications, the insides of all tubes are sealed prior to the application of epoxy. 

    ExxoTec™ Fabric - The Next Level of Toughness

    Legacy’s preferred building material is our exclusive ExxoTec™ PVC fabric. Using ExxoTec™ helps our customers receive the best value in the fabric building industry, along with the service and commitment Legacy is known for. This tension fabric structure membrane is built to withstand harsh weather conditions for superior longevity. What’s more, with a fabric building skin from Legacy, you can be sure your structure will feature the aesthetic appeal you’re looking for. See what makes our fabric tension membrane buildings an ideal choice for a wide range of applications.

    ExxoTec™ is a premium PVC fabric with significantly better strength and performance charactersitics - available at a highly competitive price. ExxoTec™ fabric is exclusive to Legacy Building Solutions and available in 28 oz. ExxoTec™ Elite and 19 oz. ExxoTec™Pro.

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    Quality Built Into Every Step

    Legacy Building Solutions is committed to delivering quality structures and customer service to meet or exceed our client's expectations while focusing on continuous improvement in our processes and products. This is achieved through customer focus employee empowerment, training, and teamwork. Our company values integrity and honesty in all of our dealings with customers, vendors, and employees. 

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    Case Study

    River Cree Resort & Casino

    29,680 sq ft Multi-Purpose Casino and Entertainment Facility | Enoch, AB

    In this state of the art fabric structure facility, River Cree Casino combines superior acoustics, with clear, multi-level interior spaces. Learn more about River Cree Resort and Casino here.

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    River Cree Resort & Casino

    Fern Hollow Water Treatment Plant

    7,549 sq ft Municipal Water Treatment Facility | Moon Township, PA

    A Water Treatment Plant cover was designed, manufactured, and installed by Legacy crews overtop the existing water treatment equipment. Reducing maintenance time and costs.

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    Fern Hollow Water Treatment Plant

    Biomethane Production Office & Processing Building

    19,200 sq ft Biomethane Waste-to-Energy Production Building

    The Biomethane Production Facility has a tall peak to allow tipping trucks inside, and a tightly sealed building envelope to contain odors. Clearspan floor space leaves plenty of room to store food waste for use.

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    Biomethane Production Office & Processing Building

    Southeast County Landfill

    139,750 sq ft Biosolids Compost Cover

    Legacy created an open-air building that allowed them to increase the productivity of the facility. Our engineering made it possible to consolidate it in one large building rather than the three structures proposed in the early stages of the building process.

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    Southeast County Landfill

    AGC Automotive

    16,482 sq ft Automotive Storage Structure | Elizabethtown, KY

    An automotive company needed to store large tooling and equipment at their Elizabethtown, Kentucky, facility. After learning about the capabilities of fabric buildings on a rigid steel frame, they installed one building 160 feet wide by 100.5 feet long.

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    AGC Automotive

    City of Davenport

    21,000 sq ft Bus Storage Building | Davenport, IA

    Keeping diesel busses warm in the winter isn’t just nice, it’s a necessity. This bus garage does the job with R-25 insulation and a great design.

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    City of Davenport

    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

    Luxury Lexus Automotive Showroom and Offices

    4,960 sq ft Portable Showroom & Temporary Office Building | Cerritos, CA

    The owners of this Lexus dealership needed a temporary showroom for their growing business. Our structure met their needs: fast design, timely installation and an elegant finish to impress their affluent customers. Our custom design was just what they needed, when they needed it.

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    Luxury Lexus Automotive Showroom and Offices

    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

    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.”

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    Agriland FS Woodbine Fertilizer Storage

    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.

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    Feed Products & Bulk Feed Storage

    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.

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    Northern Farmers Co-op Fertilizer Storage

    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.

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    Gunther Salt Company Salt Storage Building

    Silver Drache Farms Dressage Arena

    22,000 sq ft Professional Riding Arena | Palm City, FL

    Silver Drache Farm is a private equestrian facility used to train and board dressage horses in Palm City, Florida. The highly trained horses require daily exercise – which is not always possible with an outdoor arena. “The type of training that we do would require us to be in the sun for an extended period of time,” said Andrea Eppley, owner of Silver Drache Farm LLC. “In south Florida that’s just not practical.”

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    Silver Drache Farms Dressage Arena

    Seahorse Run Covered Riding Arena

    20,000 sq ft Covered Riding Arena | Suffolk, VA

    Seahorse Run is an equestrian boarding and training facility that provides a full range of services to riders of all disciplines, including training, clinics, and competitions. As a top class riding facility, Seahorse Run uses specialized footing that allows the horses to perform their best and prevents injuries. Protecting this footing is a high priority for Seahorse Run owner Flynn Gladden. “If you don’t have a cover, the ground is too inconsistent to ride,” said Gladden.

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    Seahorse Run Covered Riding Arena

    Kuka Equestrian Center Riding Arena and Barn

    50,400 sq ft Riding Arena with Attached Barn | Maple Plain, MN

    This combines a barn area with a riding arena, so it does it all. Natural light and horse-friendly acoustics are just two benefits of working with fabric.

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    Kuka Equestrian Center Riding Arena and Barn

    Winnemucca Rodeo and Event Center

    54,400 sq ft Equestrian Event Center | Winnemucca, NV

    This structure provides the advantages of an open air design with protection from the elements for the cattle. An adjustable vent system keeps it dry and cool inside.

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    Winnemucca Rodeo and Event Center

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    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.