Author: Justin Dunham

Our blog has moved

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We’ve moved our blog to a more convenient location. As of October 21, 2016, we will no longer be actively posting here on our WordPress account. Instead, the blog will now be residing directly on our website
ClearSpan.com. This will allow us to share our articles with a larger audience, and you will now be able to find the most updated blog content, learn more information about our products and services and quickly shop for products all in one location.

Thank you for supporting us on our WordPress blog over the years. We look forward to you keeping up with us in our new location. You can easily access our new blog anytime by visiting ClearSpan.com.

Introducing our new bloggers

Meet our bloggers

If you are a devoted blog follower of ours, you may have noticed a few new contributors recently. Over the past few months, we have had several new writers contributing to the blog, and we wanted to take a moment to personally introduce our new team of writers. Learn more about our new contributors as they share some of their personal experiences and industry expertise that has led them to joining the ClearSpan team. Continue reading

Off to the Races: Customer Spotlight on Gulfstream Park

83 x 600 at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale, FLSince opening in 1939, Gulfstream Park, which is owned by the Stronach Group, has served as one of the most important venues for thoroughbred racing in the US. Among other world-renowned races, Gulfstream hosts The Florida Derby, The Donn Handicap, Sunshine Millions Series and The Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap. In the summer of 2013 Gulfstream Park received over 4,000 stall applications for its upcoming Winter Racing Season. With about 2,000 existing stalls on its property, Gulfstream called on ClearSpan to manufacture and install 100,000 square feet of additional thoroughbred stall space. Continue reading

Customer Spotlight: Saving the environment one bottle at a time

Glass Recycle CenterWithout a curbside glass recycling program, the residents of Kansas City, MO were throwing away 150 million pounds of glass a year. Only 5% of its glass was being recycled (well under the US average of 30%) because Kansas City lacked a local glass processor. The owner and founder of a Kansas City based brewery knew that this yearly waste included an estimated 10 million empty bottles from his brewery. With the support of local companies and organizations, he started up a recycling center that processes glass to sell as furnace-ready cullet to a local customer to be turned into fiberglass. Continue reading

Enjoy Some Peace and Quiet with ClearSpan

Whisper Quiet FabricOur ClearSpan Fabric Structures offer a number of benefits that simply cannot be found in traditional structures. Offering maximum usable space, abundant natural lighting, a warmer climate during winter and cooler climate during summer, the ability to easily disassemble and move these structures if needed and the low cost per square foot, our fabric buildings have become increasingly popular within a number of industries. Of all the added benefits of our structures, perhaps one of the less commonly noted benefits is the whisper quiet fabric covering, which is beneficial for livestock and people alike. From manufacturing buildings to indoor riding arenas, the whisper-quiet fabric creates a peaceful and stress-free environment. Continue reading

Famous Building Fun Facts

Eiffel TowerBy now, were sure that our dedicated blog followers know all the hard hitting facts about our Hercules Truss Arch Buildings. For example, if we asked what our trusses are made of, we know you would instantly respond with American-made, triple-galvanized steel, and bonus points if you add on the 50-year frame warranty. While we could easily talk about our structures until the cows come home, we wanted to mix things up this week and share with you some interesting facts about famous structures from around the world.   Continue reading

Preventing Barn Pests

Mouse in the barn

Spring time is near, and that means that unwanted barn dwellers will soon come out of hiding and become active once again. Pests are not only unsightly, but can also be hazardous to your health and the health of your livestock. Whether your pest problem is large or small, quickly identifying and addressing any sort of issue is the proper thing to do. Continue reading

Customer Spotlight: Raising Cattle with ClearSpan

Gleason Cattle CompanyKatrina and Chad Gleason, owners of Gleason Cattle Company, know all too well the unpredictability of the weather in Wisconsin. From cold, windy winters and hot summers, the Gleasons needed protection from these elements to house their beef calves. Raising about 300 calves per year, the Gleasons needed a solution that would provide them with enough space and adequate shelter that would sustain over the varied weather patterns of their state. They found this solution in a ClearSpan Fabric Structure. Continue reading

Customer Spotlight: Storing salt smarter with ClearSpan

72 x 108 Hartford, CTIncorporated in 1784 and appointed the sole capital city of Connecticut in 1875, the city of Hartford covers 17.3 square miles and has a population of 125,000, making it the fourth largest city in the Constitution State. As winters become longer and more crippling, the city must quickly respond to snow and ice removal for its residents, commuters and workers that account for a general metropolitan area of over 1.2 million people. Continue reading

Why Customers Love Our Fabric Structures

Love for ClearSpan

It’s that time of year again, love is in the air. Here at ClearSpan Fabric Structures, February 14 isn’t the only day of the year that our customers share their love of our product with us. Our fabric structures are highly versatile, dependable and come with a highly sought after reputation, making them ideal for any application. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to share some kind words from our customers that have left us feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. Continue reading