Oilfield Steel Supply (OSS) commenced operations on May 1, 2013 to provide a plethora of mechanical tubing, bar and other necessary products for the oil and gas drilling industry. In just over a year, the company went from local distribution covering the greater Eagle Ford Basin area, to customers all throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America and Singapore.
In order to successfully manufacture their oilfield product line, CEO Nick Jones needed to find a sustainable warehouse solution for their 20 acres of land in suburban Houston. “As a new organization, there was no warehouse facility on site,” explained Jones. “We explored both traditional and non-traditional structures to address functionality, appearance and cost.”
As a result, Oilfield Steel Supply selected an 83’ wide by 200’ long Hercules Truss Arch Building from ClearSpan Fabric Structures. After conducting an online search for warehouse buildings, Jones gained instant gratification from the ClearSpan team throughout the entire design and engineering process. From the 32’ wide ClearSpan™ Giant Door that allows longer products – such as pipe and tubing – direct access into the building, to the overall benefits of working indoors, Jones has been very satisfied.
“The spacious interior with no support posts is very unique and allows full access to the shop floor,” added Jones. “The building also allows a great deal of natural light to flow through. That, paired with cross-breezes from the door openings, ridge vents and exhaust fans, makes it a comfortable working environment for all of our employees, even on the very hot summer days we typically see in Texas.”
What’s more, Jones said that they continuously receive amazing feedback from customers and others who see the building. ClearSpan also designed the company signage and installed it on one of the eaves of the building, which can be seen from miles away, providing OSS the exposure they desire.
From concept to completion, the overall cost of the building is one of the things Jones has been most pleased with. “ClearSpan was very helpful during the design process and the engineer we worked with was not only helpful and responsive, but very knowledgeable,” stated Jones. “The building is an excellent value. Order to installation was very fast and the structure provides a very comfortable and safe working environment. ClearSpan was clearly the right choice!”
To learn more about Oilfield Steel Supply and their ClearSpan building, please visit their website at http://www.oilfieldsteelsupply.com.