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How the US Recycling Industry Is Affected by China’s Changing Standards

After more than 20 years, China has ended the arrangement with the U.S. to accept our recycling. Now, the national recycling industry must make changes to accommodate the tons of recycling we produce every year. Alaska Structures has innovative, versatile building structures to help with storage as well as recycling processing.

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Expandable GTX-Series Fabric Structures

It’s important to have proper shelter for equipment and employees when working out in the elements. You want to protect workers and the machines to operate our business at maximum efficiency. Not doing so will results in setbacks that increase operating costs, causing a loss in profits. GTX Series Buildings are a good option in maintaining the health of workers and the longevity of the machines. The buildings have a host of standard and custom features that ensure they will protect assets. The GTX Series buildings can be used in most industries, giving you flexibility and many possibilities.

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What are the Ideal Uses for Fabric Buildings?

There is a lot of flexibility in using fabric buildings, so much that they can be used in a variety of businesses. Fabric buildings get used most often in exploration and research, aviation, construction, warehousing and storage, and mining. They can be used in other businesses as well, depending on what is needed. Alaska structures offers fabric buildings to address a wide range of business needs. They are customizable so size isn’t an issue when trying to store goods or equipment, or setting up camps and mining facilities. There is even plumbing and water to provide liveable spaces for housing. There are many possibilities, so research to see if fabric buildings are a good option for your business.

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Portable Buildings for Equipment and Vehicle Maintenance

In a perfect world there would be no equipment or vehicle breakdowns, however that isn’t the case. It’s important to get broken equipment and vehicles running again quickly while keeping costs low. An important factor in repair time, are maintenance facilities. It can be costly to transport broken equipment, not to mention it contributes to more downtime. By using a fabric building, you can set up a building quickly and cheaply on site to repair machines. Alaska structures offers a variety of fabric buildings you can tailor to your maintenance needs.

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Benefits and Applications of the Quonset Hut Design

Quonset Huts got their first use in navy operations during World War II. Named for the Naval Air Station where the hut first appeared, it can serve a variety of purposes today. These hooped buildings serve housing needs, workshops, mining operations and research camps, and more. There is a variety of benefits to using Quonset Huts in private and public business operations. These benefits include cost savings, flexible design, customization, durability, easy and fast set up, and effective use of space. In addition to operational benefits, these huts have less environmental impact than traditional buildings. Alaska Structures designs huts that will maximize energy efficiency and eliminate wastes.

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Advantages of Fabric Buildings Over Traditional Structures

If the children’s story The Three Little Pigs were written today, the smart pig would have made his home with a fabric building. He had to sacrifice time and fun to build a strong home that would protect him from the big bad wolf. His brothers however, unwilling to sacrifice fun or spend much on materials lost their homes to a huff and a buff. A fabric building would allow the smart pig (and site managers) to not compromise time for strength and vice versa. There are many advantages fabric buildings have over traditional buildings. In addition to faster setup, fabric buildings are more cost-effective, portable, low-maintenance, and easy to change. They also aren’t limited to one surface type and allow plenty of natural light. A fabric building surely, would outlast a huff and a puff with all these benefits.

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Alaska Structures: Shelters for Extreme Heat

Fabric structures have proven their strength in very cold climates and with heavy snow loads. The strength of fabric structures is possible in very hot climates as well, with cutting-edge technology, to support operations. In addition to UV coatings to protect fabrics, Alaska Structures provides many product options to make your fabric structure stronger. There are insulation packages that help the inside of the structures stay cool as well as environmental control units. The fabric structures receive these upgrades without compromising their portable nature, nor quick and easy setup. You can use these structures for any type of operation; these structures have few limitations.

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Fabric Buildings for Waste Management and Recycling Centers

Fabric buildings are gaining popularity in many industries, and a great option for recycling centers, waste management, and transfer stations. These operations can lower costs using fabric buildings because they are cheaper and faster to set up than brick-and-mortar facilities. Fabric buildings have less strict foundation requirements, only needing a level surface to be set up on, which cuts time. Since these structures are more flexible than traditional buildings, more waste and recycling centers can open, allowing communities more access. Alaska Structures designs durable, efficient fabric buildings that can work for all types of operations, including waste and recycling efforts.

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