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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: Manufacturing Clearspan Fabric Structure

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: Project Management Manufacturing Warehouses and Storage Amenities Clearspan Fabric Structure

Factors to Consider When Installing Temporary Warehouse Structures

It’s said the details are in the design. So, what are the key elements that need to be considered when constructing a temporary fabric structure, like a temporary warehouse? No matter how tall, long or wide, you want to work with a company that can customize any structure to meet the needs of your project. You should be dealing with highly-trained professionals who have the expertise to install a temporary facility on any foundation, and the structure should be engineered to withstand the elements.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Manufacturing

Fabric Structures Used for Business Continuity

Business continuity is often thought of as a disaster response plan for crisis management.
 

In many instances, though, business continuity can be part of expansion planning. When a company is rapidly expanding, permanent structures often can't be built as fast as the need for additional space or relocation requires.

Why put your business and revenue on hold while you wait for a more permanent structure to be built? One Mahaffey customer recently addressed this question head-on. 

Topics: Business Continuity Clearspan Fabric Structure Manufacturing

Benefits of the MTS Temporary Structure


What exactly is the MTS™?

Topics: Warehouses and Storage Clearspan Fabric Structure Manufacturing

How to Choose the Right Fabric Structure for your Next Project


INTRODUCTION:

Fabric buildings and temporary structures can be used for a variety of projects. Lunch tents, temporary warehousing, construction site covers, or airplane hangers are just a couple of examples of how these clear span fabric structures are used. The uses of structures are endless and can often be designed to suite many unique projects. 

Once a decision has been made that a project is in need of a temporary structure, the next question is what type of structure is best for the project. There are many factors to consider when choosing the size and type of temporary fabric building. From geographical location to number of square feet needed, there are a few determining factors in choosing the best structure for you next project. 

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Construction and Maintenance Covers Warehouses and Storage Manufacturing

Why Clearspan Fabric Buildings are the Best Choice for Industrial Projects

Clearspan fabric structures (also called fabric buildings) offer shelter on-demand for a multitude of industrial projects.  Complex building sites often require temporary warehouses, lunch tents or shelter for on-site assembly of critical components. Often companies need quick turnaround, which is essential to productivity with many industrial projects. 

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Warehouses and Storage Manufacturing