Rumpke installs ClearSpan protective structure

Hercules truss arch building is designed to keep recyclable material clean and dry.

March 10, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products

ClearSpan Fabric Structures, South Windsor, Conn., has provided a fabric structure for Rumpke Consolidated Companies in Cincinnati.

The Hercules truss arch building measures 120 feet wide by 60 feet long and was selected as a solution to keep recyclable material clean and dry. The structure was shipped to Rumpke and was installed by ClearSpan’s installation team in a week and a half, the company says, minimizing the interruption to Rumpke’s operations.

Rumpke says the 7,200 square-foot facility is also serving additional roles resulting from its ease of installation and ability to be disassembled and relocated. “We knew at the time of purchase it would need to serve other functions [for recycled glass and heavy equipment storage],” says Rumpke engineer Dave Murphy. “Overall, we are very happy with ClearSpan. The building is performing very well.”

ClearSpan provides what it calls customized and energy-efficient solutions for material, equipment and other storage needs. The buildings are designed to feature abundant natural light and spacious interiors without internal support posts. With minimal foundation requirements, the structures can be permanent or temporary and are easy to relocate, ClearSpan says.

The U.S.-made structures can be built to any length, according to ClearSpan, and up to 300 feet wide. More information on the company’s products can be found at