Slesnick Iron & Metal

Challenge – Protecting scrap metal from inclement weather
Solution – Three Hercules Truss Arch Buildings
Sizes – Two 65′ wide x 40′ long, One 65′ wide x 50′ long
Application – Recycled metal storage

Slesnick Iron & Metal is a family-owned company founded in 1957 which sorts and processes recycled scrap metal, including steel, aluminum, copper and brass. They purchase the recycled metal from surrounding areas in Northeast Ohio and market it to steel and aluminum mills, foundries and refineries in the United States and China. The company prides itself on maintaining a clean, state-of-the-art facility in order to efficiently and cost-effectively offer a high-quality product to their customers.

Vice President of Operations Tim Jones decided that a covered building was necessary to uphold the high standards of the company, while providing much needed protection from the elements during the winter. Jones explains, “Since our business has grown over the years, we were looking for something practical to store the scrap metal, while keeping it out of the harsh, inclement weather that we have. It is very important that we keep the metal clean and dry before it goes to a mill to be melted down.” After seeing a ClearSpan advertisement in a recycling magazine, Jones looked into the company and decided that three Hercules Truss Arch Buildings would be the perfect solution for his company’s storage needs.

“Our ClearSpan buildings are a great value for the size of the structures,” says Jones. “We like the spaciousness of the buildings because it allows enough room to store several tons of metal and the high clearances are tall enough to park a truck inside.” The buildings provide so much extra space that they are using them for more than they had anticipated. Jones adds, “We are also using the buildings to keep equipment out of the weather. This has provided a place to perform maintenance on our heavy machinery, while also making their engines start up easier in the morning.”

An added benefit that the company enjoys is that ClearSpan buildings are able to be moved, if necessary. Jones explains, “We liked that these buildings are portable. If we decided we needed to relocate, we can.” Jones is completely satisfied with the ClearSpan process from start to finish and states, “We wouldn’t have done anything differently. Our three ClearSpan buildings are outstanding!”

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