Hull Coop is a farmer-owned supply cooperative in Hull, Iowa that began as a grain elevator in 1908 by a group of local farmers who saw a need within their rural community. Hull Coop has continued to expand over the years, and due to business growth and capacity, they needed a new bulk fertilizer storage facility.
- Building size: 105 ft x 100 ft (18,900 sq ft)
- All framing members factory finished with EpoxxiShield™ COR Elite
- ExxoTec™ Elite PVC fabric cladding, white with blue trim
- Passive ventilation through mesh soffit, 18 white ARV-2000 roof vents and four black mesh endwall vents
- One 16 ft x 14 ft overhead coil door and three personnel doors
- Breezeway attached to additional structure
- Combination curb slab and pier foundation
- Building frames designed to support a 550 lb per ft conveyor load
- The whole building has a 5,938-ton capacity
- Precast panels along walls and storage bins
- 18.2 psf roof snow load, 105 mph windspeed, wind exposure C, seismic A
- Installed on time and within budget by Legacy crews
18,900 sq ft
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.
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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