City of Beech Grove Dept. of Public Work
Challenge – Replacing decayed salt storage building
Solution – Hercules Truss Arch Building
Size – 45′ wide x 60′ long
Application – Salt storage
With an outdated salt storage building, the City of Beech Grove decided it was time for an upgrade. Explains Public Works employee Thomas Wilson, “We had a wood and metal structure that was built in the early ‘80s. The metal siding was coming off of the timbers and the timbers themselves were decaying.” After seeing a ClearSpan structure nearby, Wilson went online to do more research.
He was sold on a 45′ wide by 60′ long Hercules Truss Arch Building because of the reasonable price and wide-open design of the structure. Wilson says, “The building is installed on a 6″ roller-compacted concrete slab with a 5′ overhang on each side” to prevent groundwater contamination. He continues, “We mounted it on concrete blocks for additional height.”
One of the biggest benefits, according to Wilson, is the openness of the building. He describes, “The elbow room inside the building is excellent. We own a Case 621 Loader and it has no problem turning around inside the structure.”
“Our ClearSpan structure is working out well for our needs. I was impressed by the professional installation crew and the knowledgeable sales staff,” says Wilson.