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Shelter Works vs. Out of Control CarCase Study

Shelter Works Shelter Absorbs Impact from Car with Little Damage

Sometimes, unforeseen events take place that affect our buildings and when that happens, Shelter Works is there, ready to help.

One Shelter Works’ building was installed at a gas transfer station site outside of Willard, Ohio over 10 years ago. The equipment building sits right next to a road and in the fall, a car lost control and ran into the corner of the building. Because of the durability of fiberglass and the unique FiberBeam™ wall construction found in all Shelter Works equipment enclosures, the building was able to maintain its useful service as a gas transfer station even while awaiting repairs.

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Fortunately, the building was able to absorb the impact and no vital gas transfer station equipment was damaged or exposed to the elements. However, because the damage to the walls was significant enough, it was determined that the best solution was to replace them with new walls constructed to the same specifications as the original walls. Once the client notified us that damage had occurred, Shelter Works quickly produced the replacement walls and dispatched a team of two experienced field technicians to the site. The technicians arrived at the location in the morning and by the end of the day, they had concluded the repair work, including disposal of the damaged walls. The repairs were completed without disruption of service at the gas transfer station. The building was returned to “like new” and will continue to house the station for many years to come.