Challenge – Greater salt storage capacity
Solution – Hercules Truss Arch Building
Size – 54′ wide x 100′ long
Application – Salt storage
With the tough winter across the US extra salt was needed to keep the roads safe, and due to this need Shawnee County, a county surrounding Topeka, Kansas, required a larger building for the county’s road salt storage. After researching several fabric tension storage buildings, Tom Flanagan, Deputy Director of Public Works Shawnee County, determined an engineered ClearSpan Hercules Truss Arch Building was the right solution for his Public Works Department.
Before their new structure was erected Shawnee Public Works used smaller structures located throughout the county, but had limited storage capacity in each of those smaller structures. Flanagan chose to construct one large ClearSpan fabric structure capable of storing approximately 2000 tons of road salt and use this site as the central distribution point for Shawnee County Public Works.
The Shawnee County Public Works is excited to use their building for the upcoming winter, which Flanagan articulated, “We’re very satisfied with our new ClearSpan building, as it gave us the ability to centralize our salt operation for this impending winter.”
He also had some advice for others who were thinking about making a similar purchase, “Make certain the company selling the building fabricates, delivers, erects and warrants the completed building, and ClearSpan checked all those boxes for us.”
Flanagan was impressed with the workmanship of the structure and explained, “The quality of workmanship on the fabrication and the materials used on the structure are superior.”
ClearSpan employees also left a positive impression on Flanagan, “ClearSpan employees exhibited first class professionalism from our initial inquiry, to providing information through design, fabrication, delivery and installation.”