Town of Dublin Highway Department

Challenge – Expansion
Solution – Hercules Truss Arch Building
Size – 45′ wide x 90′ long
Application – Sand, salt and equipment storage

The town of Dublin Highway Department was operating with only a small pole barn to store sand and salt in. Some piles had to be left outside during the winter. According to manager, Brian Barden, “We outgrew the pole barn and needed a bigger structure.” He explains that they wanted something that was not only bigger, but better; a building that would accommodate several needs at once. “I was looking for a durable, easy to maintain building to store salt and sand in, something with more height than the pole barn,” he reveals.

According to Barden, the town’s highway department puts out mostly sand during winter storms, sometimes a salt/sand mix. “We wanted to make it easier for our employees in the winter months; we needed a building that they could drive right in.” He continues, “We also wanted to not only use it to store sand and salt in the winter, but also equipment—like our chipper broom—in the summer.”

“ClearSpan was the right choice for us,” he says. “It’s convenient. There is plenty of room. An added bonus is that we don’t have to clean snow off our roof any more. The snow just slides right off. Having our sand piles under cover makes our operation a lot easier. In fact, overall, the whole operation flows much more easily in the winter—no more frozen chunks of sand.”

“We’re very happy with our ClearSpan building. In fact, if I had it to do over again, I would make it even bigger—I’d add another 10 or 20 feet.”

For more on how ClearSpan helped the Dublin Highway Department, call Brian Barden at 603.563.8470.