Bonk Brothers Supplies, Inc.

Challenge – Storage
Solution – Freestanding Building
Size – 30′ wide x 15′ high x 60′ long
Application – Bulk salt storage

After experiencing a wind storm that destroyed the salt storage structure of Bonk Brothers Supplies, Inc., Dave Bonk knew he needed a building that was more structurally secure and could withstand the winds. A business down the street from them had a ClearSpan building and when Dave saw it, he knew that ClearSpan was the solution to his problem.

Dave wanted the structure to be assembled quickly because he needed his 250 to 300 tons of salt to be covered from the elements. He says, “The assembly directions were very clear and the building went together easily. All the parts fit as designed.” Happy with the results, he adds, “The building is very structurally strong. It is obvious that a lot of engineering went into the design of the building.”

Another aspect that he likes is the height of the ClearSpan structure which allows for easy access to the salt. It is convenient because the “height of the building allows delivery trucks to dump inside the building, saving time to pile the salt. It also expedites loading customers, eliminating the need to untarp the salt as you load it.”

Dave continues, “The building is visually attractive and adds to the look of our landscape supply business. It also visually tells our customers we are serious about maintaining a quality product by properly storing it.”
With his salt securely under cover, Dave is very satisfied with his building—“Excellent product, great customer service and competitively priced. You can’t make a better choice than a ClearSpan building!”

For more on Bonk Brothers Supplies, Inc. and how ClearSpan solved their storage problems, call 517.548.1530 or e-mail Dave Bonk at