NFBA 2008 winners ag storage, workshops

Ken Meigs of Meigs, Inc.,-Wick Buildings, Black Earth, Wis.
Robin Hills Farm, built for Richard McKenzie, sits in a high visibility area on the edge of town. The owner has a landscape business and, although part of the building is used for storage, he wanted a very eye-catching design. Post-frame allowed the builder to achieve the desired height economically. The original plan called for stud walls, but at the first meeting, everyone agreed post-frame was  a better fit for the steel cladding wide spans and overall height.BUILDING PACKAGE: Wick Buildings; WINDOWS: ABC Supply; OVERHEAD DOORS: Northland Door Systems; DUTCH DOORS: Classic Equine Equipment; ARTHITECTURAL DESIGN: Knothe & Bruce Architects, LLC

• Leonard R. Zimmerman of L.R. Zimmerman Construction, LLC, Thorp, Wis.
Heeg Storage Facility, built for Kevin Heeg, is designed for maintenance and repair of Heeg Farm’s equipment, parts center, office for seed sales and customers. The 2nd floor office overlooks the wrap-around porch. Post-frame makes one of the strongest buildings in the industry and allows for better connections from footings to walls. It offers a much better truss-to-sidewall connection and is more universal than steel frame. 

Randy Wiig of Morton Buildings, Inc., Lexington, N.C.
West Ag Storage, built for William West, offers storage for custom cars, farm equipment and a place to hold family parties. The customer compared post-frame with exposed frame metal buildings and decided he wanted a fully furnished interior, which was easily done with post-frame.

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