MN Native Landscapes


    The Rundown

    Keeping snow off the equipment at Minnesota Native Landscapes makes daily operations more efficient during long Minnesota winters. A fabric building for cold storage keeps all heavy equipment ready for use at a moment’s notice.

    Feature Details

    • Building size: 120 ft x 180 ft (21,600 sq ft)
    • 50 psf snow load, 106 mph windspeed, wind exposure C, seismic zone A, fully enclosed, full exposure, low occupancy
    • Gray primed steel frames
    • Tan ExxoTec™ Elite PVC fabric cladding with white roof
    • Standard 18-in overhangs with mesh soffit
    • Overhead and walk doors on each endwall
    • Uninsulated building for cold storage and abundant natural light
    • Installed by Legacy crews
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    21,600 sq ft


    Ostego, MN




    Great service over many years.

    The facility looks great and it is very photogenic, which is important since we get a lot of media coverage.

    David Brown TSNY

    We were very impressed by their engineering team.

    By today's standards, the buildings we're designing are of world-class caliber in the U.S. and Canada. Legacy offered several features that put them at the top of the list. They are unique among fabric buildings in that they build on a rigid steel frame. Everything looked good, from the eave and ridge ventilation system to the method for installing fabric panels. Combined with material delivery times and the time to construct, Legacy seemed like the perfect choice for our application. "The whole design is very efficient for our operations. Flexibility is key, especially when the building is a 'first of its kind' for the industry. We had one design change after the whole plan was in place, to widen our trapeze in the structure that supports the conveyor, and Legacy was able to make that change without any problem. The conveyor system fits and operates just as it was designed. "Legacy knew our schedule and saved us over 30 days of downtime. They stood the frames for the entire fabric structure in a single day, and everything - conveyors, electrical, fabric - was completed within five weeks of them coming to the site. It was a Herculean effort on Legacy's part. It was fantastic. They have a very passionate team, from top to bottom. In all respects, from design to pricing to production, Legacy is one of the best building contractors I've ever worked with. I look forward to working with them again.

    Mike Miller Source Energy Services

    The set up was ideal.

    With this Legacy design, we were able to save money and space by integrating a wash bay into the storage structure. The setup we use is also ideal for eliminating environmental concerns, since all the salt-laden water is contained instead of running off.

    Steve McAvoy INDOT
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