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3 Ways to Plan for the Unexpected in Temporary Structures

Quite frankly, there are endless possibilities as to the service and particular needs that a temporary structure can offer a business. From churches, to manufacturing plants, to equipment storage to lunch rooms – Mahaffey’s temporary structures are limitless in their purpose.  

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Warehouses and Storage Extreme Weather Structures Industry News

10 Reasons Why You Should Lease a Fabric Structure in 2019

 

There's no better time to lease a temporary fabric structure than 2019. When compared to traditional structures, you might already know that Mahaffey's temporary fabric structures and fabric buildings offer some immediate cost savings for your budget, but there are a multitude of other benefits.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Project Management

2 Ways Temporary Fabric Structures and Other Creative Growth Solutions Help Sustain Booming Manufacturing Industry

You probably have contingency plans in place for when things go wrong. But are you prepared for growth?

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Quick Response Saves the Day for Oil Refinery Turnaround

Petroleum refining in the United States is a $500 billion industry. According to Statista, in 2017, US oil refineries produced some 13 million barrels per day!

Mahaffey recently had the opportunity to partner with a global company whose U.S. oil refinery was preparing for a scheduled turnaround in one of their units. Turnarounds and required maintenance functions are scheduled and meticulously planned months in advance to adhere to OSHA and EPA guidelines.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Manufacturing

Memphis Business Receives National Honors for Its Commitment to Fighting Poverty

Mahaffey Fabric Structures has been inducted into the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Hall of Fame and honored on the Inner City 100 Businesses List for the seventh year in a row for our hometown, Memphis, TN. Mahaffey was chosen for its commitment to Memphis’ inner city, developing its workforce and growing the economy.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure

Are Your Tie-Off Safety Standards Evolving? Fall Prevention is a Critical Component of Fabric Structures

 

Do you strive to only deliver the bare minimum to your customers? Neither do we. In fact, we frequently see our clients and our own crew go above and beyond in their on-site safety standards—even exceeding OSHA requirements.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Project Management

Manufacturing Growth in the Third Industrial Revolution Creates Demand for Continuity Solutions

Over the past 25 years, exports of U.S.-manufactured goods have quadrupled, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. And, it’s not expected to slow down any time soon. Manufacturing is booming in the Third Industrial Revolution as new technologies drive significant efficiency gains and demand for a highly-skilled labor pool. What does this kind of growth look like? According to the Manuf acturing Institute, over the next seven years, an estimated 3.5 million high-skill manufacturing jobs will be created.
Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Warehouses and Storage Project Management

Choosing the Right Flooring Option for Your Fabric Building

When it comes to flooring for your temporary fabric structure, you have a lot of options to consider. The first is whether your project requires flooring at all.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Amenities

Expert Q&A: Maximizing Energy Efficiency in Temporary Fabric Structures

Facilities managers are always looking for new strategies to save energy and cut costs. According to Energy Star, the average commercial building wastes 30 percent of its energy consumption due to inefficiencies. This hits operations where it hurts—the bottom line.

Turnkey fabric structures offer a wide variety of amenities, like climate control and lighting options, to keep your crews comfortable, your materials protected, and your overall energy expenses in check. Selecting the right amenities for your project and properly maintaining them is key to maximizing energy efficiency in your temporary structure. 

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Warehouses and Storage Manufacturing Amenities Project Management

History in the Making: Temporary Fabric Structure Innovations, Part 2

In 2007, Mahaffey installed the world’s tallest clearspan structure to cover a 777 jet.

Over the course of our 94-year history, Mahaffey has developed a legacy of innovation by tackling our customers’ problems with state-of-the art ideas and solutions. These innovations have also become meaningful industry contributions. In Part 1 of this series, we shared Mahaffey’s breakthrough solutions from our first five decades, like the development of the first mechanical post driver.

As a more recent example, in 1999 Mahaffey was the first to use insulated guardian steel sidewalls on temporary fabric structures. This design—first used on an on-location movie set—was a solution for our client’s unique security needs. Today, many of our competitors mimic this ingenious hard wall approach. 

In Part 2 of this series, learn about Mahaffey’s game-changing innovations over the past four decades, each custom-designed to address the unique needs and ever-arising challenges of our customers.

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