With a history dating back to 1913, The DeLong Company, Inc. is a family-run enterprise that offers creative and cost-effective solutions for various sectors, including coal, transport, farming, and retail. They specialize in wholesale, agronomy (seed and fertilizer), and export services.
With 37 coast-to-coast facilities, DeLong’s maritime export facility to Port Milwaukee on Jones Island was a welcome addition to Wisconsin and Wisconsin’s agriculture community. With export providing DeLong’s main portion of the business, the Great Lake Region was an opportunity for expansion with new agricultural opportunities.
- 120 ft x 580 ft DDGS Storage Facility (69,600 sq ft)
- Rigid steel frame finished with EpoxxiShield™ Standard frame finishing
- White and green ExxoTec™ Elite PVC fabric cladding
- 18-in black mesh soffit overhang with 58 white ARV-2000 roof vents
- Four 4-ft x 4-ft mesh vents on each endwall
- Two 14-ft x 16-ft coil overhead doors and four standard walk doors
- Precast pier foundation with precast walls
- Water mitigation system with green oversized gutters and white downspouts
- 1,000-lb/ft conveyor system supported by the building’s frames
- 30,000-ton building storage capacity
- 105 mph wind load, 30 psf ground snow load, exposure D, seismic B
Bulk Commodity, Ports & Waterways
69,600 sq ft
Jones Island, WI at Port Milwaukee
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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.
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