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    Paul Meyer Chemicals


    The Rundown

    Paul Meyer Chemicals was established in the 1980s in Walcott, IA, and provides Midwest farmers with chemicals, fertilizer, and seed. Paul Meyer Chemicals has continued to grow over the years and needed a new bulk fertilizer storage building due to increased consumer demand.

    Feature Details

    • 84 ft x 120 ft structure (10,080 total sq ft)
    • Rigid steel frame coated with EpoxxiShield™ COR Elite frame finish
    • White and tan ExxoTec™ Elite PVC fabric cladding
    • 18-in black mesh soffit overhangs, endwall vents, and white ARV-2000 roof vents for passive ventilation
    • Icebreakers installed on roof
    • Two 16 ft x 14 ft overhead coil doors on endwalls and personnel doors on each endwall
    • Precast pier foundation with precast walls
    • Conveyor supported by the building's frame
    • 1,700-ton building capacity
    • 105 mph wind load, 30 psf ground snow load, seismic B, exposure C
    • Installed by Legacy crews

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    Bulk Commodity


    10,080 sq ft


    Walcott, IA




    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

    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.

    Marty Shell Five Rivers

    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
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