Customer Spotlight

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

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

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 – Shawnee County Public Works

54 x 100 Topeka, Kansas

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

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

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

Customer Spotlight: Reducing hay spoilage with a ClearSpan Fabric Structure

73 x 120 hay storage in Hermiston, ORSituated in north central Oregon, just miles from the Washington state line, Richard and Michelle Misener have been living in Hermiston – a town of 17,000 – for 10 years. Ever since, they’ve been harvesting and baling grass hay on 18 irrigated acres of land and supplying it to local horse owners. Each year, the family would rely on a local company to provide large enough tarps to cover the hay supply before inclement weather ensued. At times, however, the hay bales would be at the mercy of rain and storms, compromising the nutritional integrity of the common livestock feed. Continue reading

Customer Spotlight: The Dublin Highway Department and their sand and salt storage solution

Sand and salt storage

Welcome to Dublin, NHSand and salt are crucial for all municipalities located in snowy areas. When preparing for winter, municipalities stockpile sand and salt, and keep it in a storage shed until needed.
Thankfully, even though it seems to take forever, the winter season in most locations doesn’t last long, and once it’s over, most of the stored sand and salt has been used, which leaves the building unused until next season. This means that when selecting a storage space for sand and salt, it only makes sense to select a building that can be used for something else during the other three seasons of the year. The town of Dublin, New Hampshire’s Highway Department requires a large amount of sand and salt to keep their roads safe during winter, but their existing structure was too small and they were facing a storage dilemma. Manager Brian Barden decided to make the move to a ClearSpan Fabric Structure, and the advantages of the upgrade have been extremely noticeable. Continue reading