The “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
Without 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
Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start to summer, has come and gone, so now it’s time to hit the road and do that cross-country road trip you’ve been talking about doing the last 10 years, right? Well, if you are going to take on such a feat, there is a 100% chance that you’ll pass by one of our Hercules Truss Arch Buildings, since we have our fabric structures in all 50 states! What state currently holds the rolling title for the most ClearSpan buildings? What states make our Top 5? Take the poll below, check back in one week for the answers, and map out YOUR road trip accordingly.
If you happen to see one of our buildings on your trip, snap a picture of the building, prove to us that you’re on a “road trip,” and we’ll send you a free gift! All you have to do is email the pictures and your mailing address to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t worry — we will keep your information confidential — this is our little fun and exciting summertime game.
HINT: You’ll know it’s our building if you see our logo at the peak of the building, seen at left! GOOD LUCK!
The Discovery Channel’s popular television show, How It’s Made, descended on a local company’s manufacturing facility to capture the design process of tension fabric buildings. Continue reading
At long last, Spring is here! Better late than never, right? Now is the time to replace the storm door with the screen door, clean the windows, get the yard ready, clean out the garden beds and look for the over-the-counter allergy combatant that has the lowest sale price. But if you’ve recently purchased a Hercules Truss Arch Building – a.k.a. a fabric structure – from ClearSpan, or if you’re thinking of buying one soon, you’re probably asking yourself: “How in the world am I supposed to clean that fabric cover?” Continue reading
From academics to athletics, from personal to professional, milestones come in all shapes and sizes. We are all aware that turning 50 years old or breaking scoring records are achievements that don’t go unnoticed. That can be a good or bad thing too (that is, if you don’t want people to know know your real age!). At ClearSpan Fabric Structures, we’re proud of our achievements, so we’d like to start recognizing the people and places that allow us to be successful. After all, they’re the ones making it possible!
Last week was a successful trip to the annual World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas, which celebrated its 40th anniversary. Located in the middle of 1,000,000 square feet of exhibition space at the Las Vegas Convention Center (that’s a lot of concrete, by the way), booth C-6643, also known as ClearSpan, shined amongst its peers. Continue reading
Since I’ve transitioned into writing this blog I have always talked about how popular our Hercules Truss Arch Buildings are for a variety of applications. Although applications dealing with recycling, waste management or waste and decontamination may not be glamorous, the business still loves our fabric structures. In this blog I will discuss the top five reasons these types of companies are turning to Clearspan Fabric Structures more often. Continue reading