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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: Industrial Information Warehouses and Storage Mahaffey Fabric Structures productivity

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: Leasing Vs Purchasing Warehouses and Storage Manufacturing Project Management fabric structures energy efficiency

Expert Q&A: The Science of Anchoring Fabric Buildings, Part 2 

In our first blog in this series, we shared with you an introduction to the engineering behind anchoring temporary structures. This anchoring is powerful enough to cover your most critical long- or short-term operations—ensuring structure integrity and stability you can count on.

A major benefit of temporary structures is that they can be installed on virtually any ground surface from asphalt and concrete foundations to gravel or soil. With correctly engineered anchoring, temporary structures can be strong and stable no matter where they stand.

In Part 2 of this series, engineering expert Brian Szkaradnik explains the role your ground surface plays in determining the right anchoring solution for your structure.


Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Entertainment and Events Warehouses and Storage Extreme Weather Structures Amenities Project Management

Beat the Heat with Temporary Structures

During the summer season, risk for heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses and accidents is its highest. During this time, precaution must be taken to ensure the safety of employees. 

Topics: Fabric Building Warehouses and Storage Amenities

As Your Refinery Needs Expand, So Can Your Temporary Structure

When it comes to the oil and gas industry, industrial maintenance, turnarounds and plant expansions are all part of the job. These events enable your operations to continue moving smoothly for years to come.

Topics: Fabric Buildings Warehouses and Storage

Storage Solutions for Your Project

When most people hear the term fabric structure, it brings to mind images of special event tents or pavilions — structures that serve important, but ultimately temporary functions. What they might not know, however, is that modern fabric structures are an ideal solution for a host of temporary and long-term projects across multiple industries.

Topics: Business Continuity Warehouses and Storage Custom Structures Project Management

Temporary Warehouses: The Most Cost Effective Source for Business Continuity

Winning that big contract takes a lot more than luck, but today's small businesses are up to the challenge. After completing the hard work of securing a make-it-or-break-it order, it is time to ramp up production to fulfill that dream contract. Small businesses often find this is a stumbling block due to lack of available storage space on their property. Constructing a conventional warehouse takes time the budget and contract will not allow. One way to expedite faster production is to use temporary warehouses. This is a solution that will make contract fulfillment easier, and it will move the company to the next level.

Topics: Warehouses and Storage

Benefits of the MTS Temporary Structure


What exactly is the MTS™?

Topics: Industrial Lunch Tent Industrial Information Fabric Buildings MTS Warehouses and Storage

Temporary Structures to Withstand the Harsh Weather

With the fall season approaching, it is time to start considering seasonal tent structures. Whether you need a climate controlled structure to keep your employees warm, or a structure that can shed snow, Mahaffey Fabric Structureshas the solution. All three of our structure designs can withstand severe weather conditions and will keep your project on track from one season into the next.

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Industrial Information Warehouses and Storage

Are Permits Required for Temporary Fabric Structures?

Temporary fabric structures, such as temporary warehouses, can provide a superior advantage over new construction. 

Fast installation, energy efficiency, long-term flexibility and overall cost savings are just a few reasons temporary buildings can be the better choice for your needs. And because engineered temporary structures are designed to stand up to harsh weather environments, you aren't sacrificing efficacy for flexibility. 

But do temporary structures require building permits?

Topics: Clearspan Fabric Structure Industrial Information Fabric Buildings Warehouses and Storage