Gunther Salt Company Salt Storage Building


    The Rundown

    When stored salt needs to be kept dry, corrosive building materials just won’t work. The team at Gunther Salt turned to a fabric building with hot dip galvanized solid steel frames as a long-lasting storage solution.

    Feature Details

    • 108 ft x 260 ft (28,080 sq ft)
    • ExxoTec™ Elite PVC fabric cladding (blue with white roof)
    • Frames designed for 875 lb/linear foot conveyor and catwalk load
    • 18-in overhangs with mesh ventilation intake and icebreakers
    • Precast concrete panels create storage bins
    • 20 psf snow load, 90 mph windspeed, wind exposure C, enclosed, full exposure
    • Building use: Agricultural salt storage
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    Bulk Commodity


    28,080 sq ft


    St. Louis, MO




    Legacy was very easy to work with.

    The old buildings used tubular steel, and no matter what you do, the salt gets inside the tubes and corrodes them. They came out here with their crew, rented all their equipment, and erected the buildings in three weeks flat – a week ahead of schedule. It's a stand-up company.

    Theo Gatsonis CM & Sons

    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.

    Craig Swengle Dewberry Engineers

    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.

    Joe Bitter Alliant Energy/IEI Barge Services
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