Yenney & Associates

Challenge – Space for manufacturing steel skids and miscellaneous storage
Solution – Hercules Truss Arch Building
Size – 55′ wide x 100′ long
Application – Equipment manufacturing and repair, boat and sand storage

With the harsh weather that Alaska experiences so frequently, it’s no doubt that manufacturing companies in the state often require the shelter of an indoor facility to maintain their business. That’s exactly what CEO Fred Yenney III decided that his company, Yenney & Associates, needed. The company performs various building projects for the Department of Transportation and other government agencies, but they were experiencing difficulties carrying out their work with their existing facility. Yenney explains, “Our company fabricates 25′ wide by 50′ long steel skids, and since we had just one small shop, we were only able to do this outside and strictly during summer months. We needed a structure large enough to house our equipment and activities, while allowing us to complete our tasks during any kind of weather.”

After discovering ClearSpan in one of their affiliate company’s catalogs, Yenney decided that a fabric structure was worth looking into. “Fred Yenney Jr., the owner of our company, personally visited ClearSpan’s manufacturing facility and was very impressed with the Hercules Truss Arch Building,” says Yenney. He decided that this type of ClearSpan structure would be the perfect solution for his company.

Yenney & Associates are able to use their building for a variety of uses. Yenney affirms, “The spaciousness of the building allows us to do everything we need. Not only do we have room for fabricating the steel skids, but we also use it for equipment repairs, boat storage and, during the winter, sand storage for sanding driveways.”

Yenney is also impressed that the smooth fabric cover provides easy maintenance, especially with the regular snowfall in their area. He says, “The snow slides right off the top of the building easily, so we don’t have to worry about it like we would a traditional wood or steel building with a flat or slanted roof.”

“The building was quite easy to assemble and has turned out to be very nice looking,” states Yenney. Pleased with his choice of building, he continues, “Normally, we would have had to order our skids from a steel fabricating shop. With the addition of our building, we have been able to fabricate six steel skids for three projects. Without our ClearSpan Fabric Structure, we wouldn’t have been able to do it.”

For more information on Yenney & Associates and how ClearSpan helped their business, contact
Fred Yenney III at