Most of us know how destructive tornadoes can be. Glen Arrington, government divisional manager of a joint U.S. military training facility in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., knows firsthand. Arrington works on estimates and approves contracts for the projects he oversees. The facility he manages houses several different divisions of the United States military.
Jerome Kuyper is the proud owner of the first Accu-Steel fabric covered building. His original need for the building was to stop the runoff from his open feed yard into a protected creek. Fabric-covered buildings are considered zero runoff facilities, which made Kuyper’s decision easy. The Iowa Beef Expo is where he was first introduced to Accu-Steel. “I had always wanted a building with all steel and no wooden posts, and Accu-Steel could provide that,” Kuyper says. Three days after the introduction at the expo, Accu-Steel was at his property in Northwest Iowa to discuss installation plans.
Iowa Agricultural Bio Fibers (IABF) in Harlan, Iowa, specializes in the production of all natural livestock feed, animal bedding, bio-fuel pellets, planting mulches and conditioners. Through several unique processing techniques, IABF utilizes crop residue and other natural by-products to provide customers with pelleted products that have exceptional fiber, protein and nutrient content.
John Schechinger, president and co-founder, bought the company’s first fabric-covered building about 20 years ago. After discovering that the quality of feed was much better when stored in a fabric-covered building, he took the entire business in that direction.
The cities in central Iowa are growing, and with that comes an increased need for rock salt storage to assure the safety of roads during winter. Bret Hodne is the Public Works Director for the City of West Des Moines, and recently he noticed many of his regional agencies were unable to house the recommended tonnage of rock salt required annually. As road safety is of high importance to Hodne, he saw a need to find a large storage facility to hold the adequate salt supplies for easy access by all agencies. He reached out to the Metro Waste Authority who had space for the needed structures in Grimes, Iowa.