March 26, 2010 - In
the past year Fabric buildings have been in the news
a lot. Unfortunately this has not been in a good light.
From the collapse of the Dallas Cowboys training facility,
Dairy barns in Pennsylvania and a horse arena in Virginia
the industry has had a lot of bad press. All of the
above mentioned structures have been the result of
faulty engineering from one particular company. As
a result of these building failures the company has
issued a safety warning to their customers. Click
here to view the safety warning. (Updated warning
as of April 23, 2010 - click
here to view.)
On March 24 2010 this company fell
under protection of the Canadian courts to save them
from their creditors and impending lawsuits. This
has left their customers and dealer network hanging
while they “restructure” their business.
here to view the news article.
Please keep in mind that this letter
is to inform you about a problem in the industry that
involves a certain manufacturer. Winkler Structures
nor any buildings sold by MBC Buildings are included
in this safety warning.
In this letter the manufacturer
has advised its customers to consult a structural
engineer to review their building so it will meet
wind and snow load specs for their area. MBC works
with structural engineers that have vast knowledge
of fabric structures. We can review your building
and give our recommendations and/or install additional
bracing to meet load specs for your area.
When choosing a building remember
cheaper is not always better. You get what you pay
for. Winkler Structures nor MBC Buildings will sacrifice
safety or quality in the products we sell. All our
trussed structures are engineered by an independent
structural engineer to make sure they meet load and
code requirements for your specific site.
If we can help with your project
or in retrofitting your current structure just let
888-476-9180 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler S. Lathom - President