City of Marshalltown

Challenge – Centralized equipment location
Solution – Hercules Truss Arch Buildings
Size – Two 100′ wide x 120′ long
Application – Equipment storage

Marshalltown, IA

The city of Marshalltown, IA hired Story Construction to find an alternative solution for the city’s equipment storage needs. The city was renting multiple buildings in the area, so equipment was hard to locate throughout the city and was very difficult to manage. The city wanted a building that would serve as one centralized location to keep all of their equipment together and also provide a more cost-effective solution for their needs.

Martin Miille of Story Construction says, “They needed an economical structure that would also provide the large amount of space required. They decided to purchase two Hercules Truss Arch Buildings from ClearSpan.” The high clearances of these structures make them an ideal solution for this application. Miille explains, “The large amount of headroom allows big equipment to maneuver inside or simply be stored there.”

The city had to research and propose various types of buildings in order to be approved for the project. After considering traditional wood and steel structures, it was clear that ClearSpan was the best option. Miille explains, “It’s a concern when a company tries to get away with simply providing the minimum requirements to get the job done. ClearSpan was different, so the decision to choose them was easy.”

Praising the city’s choice of ClearSpan, Miille states, “ClearSpan has a better product and a better value, so the city got the best of both worlds.”

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