Category Archives: Industrial Warehouse & Storage Buildings

3 Ways Fabric Structures Can Improve Manufacturing Facilities

Traditional manufacturing buildings used metal or brick in their construction, materials noted for being strong and sturdy. However, advancements in technology provide stronger fabrics and a new building solution for manufacturers. Fabric structures help reduce costs for operations by being quick to set up and using affordable materials. Not only do fabric structures save time and money, they are energy-efficient, have pleasant work conditions, and long-lasting. They allow more natural light and insulated, saving money on power. In addition, they can be used multiple times and easily removed unlike demolishing buildings, which takes time. The information presented will demonstrate how fabric structures improve manufacturing operations.

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Lower Energy Costs Spur Manufacturing Increase

The United States manufacturing industry is seeing boosts in productivity, due to lower energy costs from fracking. Fracking extracts released gas from the pressure of breaking rocks deep below the surface, that people otherwise couldn’t collect. By getting energy at a lower cost, the U.S. manufacturing industry will have cheaper manufacturing costs than China. In addition to fracking, manufacturers can lower operation costs by using american-made fabric buildings in place of brick-and-mortar buildings. Alaska Structures fabric buildings are suitable for any operation, storing and protecting equipment, as on site housing and more. As a lower cost alternative, that is fast and easy to setup, these structures can boost production even more.

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Fabric Buildings & Energy Efficiency

You may have your operations housed in an old building, wasting energy and driving up costs due to poor insulation, etc. Before you begin upgrades, it’s important to explore all your options for repairing an old structure or building a new one. Sometimes repairing an old structure can be just as expensive as building a new one, and both take a lot of time. Another option is to use a fabric building to support your operations, as they are fast and easy to setup. In addition, they are typically less costly than upgrades or a building a brick-and-mortar structure. Alaska Structures designs fabric structures with a host of benefits and ways to save and increase energy efficiency.

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Ruggedly Mobile Fabric Structures

How frustrating is it to spend a lot of money on a product, to open it and find it damaged from transport? Fabric structures, while more affordable than brick-and-mortar buildings, are a great investment that are often customized with many details. It’s important to find a company that takes the time to protect your structures from shipping damages, starting with its packaging. Alaska Structures fabric buildings are shipped in very durable rotomold containers that you can even reuse. This is an added bonus if you have operations that require a lot of moving because you can always protect your structure through transport. The design and bonus features of these structures can handle any rugged, mobile conditions.

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Fabric Buildings vs. ISO Containers

ISO shipping containers provide a way for intermodal transport, shipping items from the ship to the rails and then to trucks. This versatility doesn’t translate to housing and camping, however some commercial and governmental operations use them for this purpose. Imagine trying to sleep or work inside a metal crate with no windows or insulation. Those aren’t optimal conditions to live or work in. A better option for a camp system would be a fabric structure, designed to house people and equipment. Factors that make fabric structures a better option are safety, shipping costs, portability, construction costs, versatility, and energy efficiency.

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Green Building Practices With Alaska Structures

Nationally and globally there have been efforts to reduce waste and pollution on our planet, including the recent Paris Agreement. With global warming and new legislation, operations must use energy-efficient and eco-friendly buildings to help the planet and avoid lawsuits. Green buildings efficiently use energy, protect occupant health and reduce waste and pollution according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Alaska Structures offers a solution for operations managers that will follow EPA standards while not increasing operation costs a lot. Their fabric structures are equipped with lots of options that cut down energy costs, are reusable, and comfortable for employees to work in.

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