Custom Steel Building from VersaTube® is Solution to Vancouver, B.C. Salt
Storage Shelter Need
VersaTube® Building Systems, a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered steel building
components and framing systems, it doesn't come as a surprise. When Easy Build Structures, an
authorized VersaTube® dealer based in Surrey, B.C., reported the sale and construction of a
customized building to the city of Vancouver for use as a salt storage cover, it represented yet
another new market application for the company's flexible steel building designs. Recently,
VersaTube's steel shelters and canopies found increasing acceptance with the oil and gas
pipeline industry as sun shields and pump covers.
Collierville, TN. (PRWEB) July 4, 2009 -- In these challenging economic times, cities and municipalities are
seeking cost effective shelter and storage options for their various public works needs. For the city of Vancouver,
the often harsh Canadian winter season called for a salt containment facility that would provide a dry sheltered
environment with immediate scoop-and-load access to the large salt supply reserves used to combat ice and snow.
Featuring the patented VersaTube® Slip-Fit steel frame system, the three-man Easy Build Structures crew
installed a three-sided 40-foot wide by 60-foot long by 16-foot high steel shelter on top of a 9-foot high concrete
stem wall using standard tools, a 25-foot boom crane for lifting and placing the trusses, and a platform lift for
attaching the roofing and siding panels. The resulting 25-foot high steel building was wired for electricity to
accommodate halogen bay lights used for 24-hour salt loading when weather conditions dictate. Response from
Vancouver city officials was positive, stating that "the job was completed to our high expectations and we love
it!" Easy Build Structures reports that those same city officials are now considering additional steel buildings as
shelters for water tanks and other public works uses.
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