Author: Zack Hummel

Customer Spotlight: Cape Henry Racquet Club

CS Cape Henry 02Challenge – Inclement weather conditions
Solution – Hercules Truss Arch Building
Size – 120’ wide x 106’ long
Application – Indoor tennis facility

Cape Henry Racquet Club was founded in 1974 and is located only two miles from the scenic Virginia Beach Boardwalk. In 2009, local tennis instructor Darryl Cummings bought the club with expansion in mind. Cummings, a former college tennis player and coach, wanted to turn the club into a state-of-the-art facility that would be able to hold regional tournaments and local lessons year-round. Continue reading

Clean Water Act/EPA

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently started to increase their crackdown on Clean Water Act (CWA) violations. Since the Clean Water Act was enacted in 1972, this law has had the greatest effect on municipalities (salt/sand storage), industrial facilities (mining/oil/gas) and composting operations. Most business owners in these sectors have had to invest in storage facilities and environmentally conscious products in order to follow the bylaws of the CWA. To understand what structural solutions business owners should be using for hazardous material storage, we first need to understand what the CWA entails. Continue reading

Customer Spotlight: Red Hook Terminals

IMG_2652Challenge – Lack of covered work space for personnel and cargo
Solution – Hercules Truss Arch Building
Size – 70′ wide x 120′ long
Application – Processing facility for marine cargo

Red Hook Terminals specializes in processing cargo to be loaded onto large trans-Atlantic ships. Head of Port and Terminal Development Joe Abbate mentioned that with the terminals location near the Gulf of Mexico, weather has always been a concern for Red Hook. “In most of our company’s locations we don’t have shelter for the employees to work within, so we often have to shut down operation during inclement weather, which costs us considerable money and resources.” Continue reading

With Collegiate Athletic Departments Losing Money, ClearSpan Provides a Structural Solution

65 R Bozeman MT D-trackOne of the fastest growing markets in North America is the sporting industry. According to Forbes, the sports market in North America was worth $60.5 billion in 2014. It is expected to reach $73.5 billion by 2019. With TV rights reaching record highs, collegiate athletic departments are looking for a competitive advantage. Continue reading

Customer Spotlight: Solving weather worries with ClearSpan

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Challenge – Unpredictable weather conditions
Solution – Hercules Truss Arch Building
Size – 73’wide x 120’long
Application –Therapeutic riding and dressage lessons

Originally a 150 year old farm, Hope Ranch for Women bought the farm in 2011 and turned the land into an equine focused therapy facility. Hope Ranch for Women offers an equine-based, assisted personal development and mentoring service in order for women to heal from the physical, mental and spiritual effects of exploitation. As director of the program, Catherine Smith uses her Masters Degree in communication and 50 years of equine experience to run the program and service Hope Ranch’s clients. Continue reading

ClearSpan Case Study – REV Recreation Group

REV_Tent2Challenge – Protecting motorhomes during production
Solution – ClearSpan Gable HD Building
Size – 50’W x 100’L
Application – Storage for motorhomes in-queue

REV Recreation Group’s manufacturing facility in Decatur, Indiana has been producing motorhomes since 1988, and today it serves as the manufacturing center for American Coach, Fleetwood, Holiday Rambler and Monaco. Continue reading

Go Green with ClearSpan!

Compost BuildingThe “Go Green” movement has gained a lot of steam in the last couple of years throughout the world. Here in the U.S, within the business sector, we have witnessed increasing environmental regulations and restrictions on zoning and building codes. Companies are now becoming mindful to make their buildings environmentally friendly, while also meeting all required ordinances. Most business owners have to consider the environmental impact and sustainability of the buildings in which they store their goods within. Continue reading

ClearSpan Case Study – Shawnee County Public Works

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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. Continue reading