Legacy Building Solutions Increases Fertilizer Storage Capacity for Greg’s Feed & Seed

Legacy Building Solutions Increases Fertilizer Storage Capacity for Greg’s Feed & Seed

A new fabric structure from Legacy Building Solutions expanded the existing fertilizer storage at Greg’s Feed & Seed in South Wayne, WI, and allowed the company to serve its customers more efficiently.

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WHAT THEY NEEDED

Greg’s Feed & Seed in South Wayne, WI, was expanding their existing fertilizer storage and distribution facility. The new facility is adjacent to an existing building and filled via truck, loader and industrial conveyor. The building had to withstand constant exposure to corrosive fertilizer and regular access by heavy equipment and customers. Based on this specification, Legacy Building Solutions supplied a fabric structure on a rigid steel frame. The fabric is inert to corrosion, and the solid steel frame is hot-dip galvanized for corrosion protection.

WHAT WE DESIGNED

Legacy Building Solutions worked with Greg’s Feed & Seed to design a fabric structure with a capacity of 3,000 tons. The building is 87 feet wide by 140 feet long and attached to an existing steel structure. Precast concrete panels increase the building’s bulk storage capacity and serve as the basis for separated storage buildings for ammonium sulfate, urea, and potash. Using the storage bins and overhead doors on opposite walls allows a clear circulation path for trucks, loaders and heavy equipment, while separate man doors provide safe building access for pedestrians. The overhead conveyor also supports quick filling of all three storage bins. Legacy’s crews designed and installed the building.