Late 2014 it was decided that there wasn’t enough storage space at the dealership, so in December that year the technicians began building a Pro Tec building. The Pro Tec Engineering Buildings is a division of Sioux Steel Company out of Sioux Falls, SD. The buildings can be designed for many industries, for example: grain storage for agriculture; warehousing for industrial; pool enclosures for recreational; and boat and RV storage for household use.
One of the first decisions a person needs to make when building a Pro Tec building is what model works best for you. The two building models are Single Tube and Sentry. The Single Tube building width choices are 24′, 30′, and 36′. Sentry Series building width options are 40′, 50′, 60′, 70′, 80′, 90′, 100′, 110′, 130′, 150′, and 180′. The length of the building can be designed for what works best for your operation.
The frame of the Single Tube buildings is made from 14 gauge Allied Gatorshield tubing. The tubing is 2.5″ in diameter, and can withstand 50,000 PSI. The galvanized coating on the tubes provides great protection from rust and corrosion. The cover over the building is a standard woven 20 mil thick polyethylene cover with a white interior for natural lighting. A ratchet tie-down system is used to securely attach, tighten, and hold the cover. The great thing about this system is it allows fast, easy adjustments if needed. An interesting feature of the building is there are no bolts or tools needed. The connectors and rafters are made to fit in a tight, immovable system. The simplicity of the building makes it easy to relocate if needed.
The Sentry Series buildings are known for their ability to withstand high wind speeds up to 90 mph. The buildings can also hold up 60 pounds per square foot of snow depending on the rafter spacing.
Like most products these days, there are a multitude of different options from ridge vents to doors to cover colors. A nice thing about the covers is they do not absorb the heat, so in the summer the building is cooler and then warmer in the winter months.
Here at Glascock Equipment we use our Sentry Series building to store some of our Sioux Steel livestock equipment, balers, trucks, trailers, and anything else we would like to keep protected from the elements. The building is a great addition to our storage space that was quick and easy to put up.
If you have any questions about the Pro Tec buildings, or would like to get a quote on one, please contact us at (765) 294-2256.