Maximizing Efficiency and Space: Why Fabric Buildings are Ideal for Industrial Storage

When it comes to industrial storage, maximizing efficiency and space is a top priority for businesses. Traditional brick-and-mortar structures often have limitations, such as high construction costs, lengthy installation times, and inflexible designs. However, there is a solution that offers versatility, cost-effectiveness, and rapid construction: fabric buildings. In this article, we will explore the advantages of fabric buildings for industrial storage, discuss how to choose the right one and provide maintenance tips to ensure their longevity.


Understanding Fabric Buildings

Fabric buildings are engineered structures that utilize a high-strength fabric as their primary building material. This high-strength fabric is tensioned over a structural frame, creating a durable and flexible structure. The fabric is typically made of polyethylene or PVC, which offers excellent resistance to UV rays, weather conditions, and wear.


Advantages of Fabric Buildings for Industrial Storage


Fabric buildings are significantly more cost effective than traditional construction options. The materials used are generally less expensive, and the construction process is quicker, resulting in reduced labor costs. Additionally, fabric buildings require fewer foundation requirements, lowering overall project costs.

Quick Installation

One of the key advantages of fabric buildings is their rapid installation time. Compared to conventional structures, fabric buildings can be constructed in a fraction of the time. This speed can be critical for businesses needing immediate storage facilities or those operating in time-sensitive industries.

Versatility and Customization

Fabric buildings offer remarkable versatility and customization options. They can be designed to accommodate specific storage needs, whether it’s large open spaces or segmented areas for different products. The interior layout can be adjusted easily, allowing for efficient organization and optimal use of available space.

Energy Efficiency

Fabric buildings are known for their energy efficiency. The translucent fabric allows natural light to filter through, reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day. Additionally, the fabric’s insulation properties help regulate temperature, minimizing the need for excessive heating or cooling, thereby reducing energy consumption and costs.

Durability and Maintenance

Despite their lightweight construction, fabric buildings are highly durable and require minimal maintenance. The fabric membrane is engineered to withstand harsh environmental conditions, including strong winds, heavy snow loads, and UV exposure. Routine inspections and simple cleaning practices can help extend the lifespan of these structures even further.


Choosing the Right Fabric Building

Assessing Storage Needs

Before investing in a fabric building, assessing your specific storage requirements is crucial. Consider factors such as the type and volume of products to be stored, access points needed, and potential future expansion. Understanding these needs will guide you in selecting the appropriate size, layout, and features for your storage building.

Size and Design Considerations

Size and design play a significant role in maximizing the efficiency of your fabric building. Evaluate available space, site constraints, and zoning regulations when determining the dimensions of your structure. Additionally, consider features like doors, windows, insulation, ventilation, and other accessories that can enhance usability and functionality.

Quality and Warranty

Quality is paramount when choosing a fabric building. Look for reputable manufacturers or suppliers, such as FastCover, that use high-quality materials and offer comprehensive warranties. A well-constructed industrial building should provide long-lasting performance and withstand harsh industrial storage environments.

Safety and Compliance

Ensure that the fabric building you choose complies with relevant safety standards and building codes. These structures should meet or exceed local regulations for wind and snow loads, fire safety, and other safety requirements. Consulting with experts or professionals in the field can help ensure compliance and mitigate potential risks.


Maintenance and Care

Regular Inspections

To maintain the integrity of your fabric building, conduct regular inspections. Check for any signs of wear, tears, or damage to the fabric membrane, structural components, and accessories. Promptly address any issues identified to prevent further deterioration and ensure the safety of stored items.

Cleaning and Repairs

Keep your fabric building clean by regularly removing debris, dust, and dirt. Gentle cleaning methods, such as pressure washing or mild detergent solutions, can help preserve the fabric’s appearance and performance. Address any necessary repairs promptly, following the manufacturer’s guidelines or seeking professional assistance.


Fabric buildings have revolutionized industrial storage by offering cost-effective, versatile, and efficient solutions. Their rapid installation, customizable design, energy efficiency, and durability make them a compelling option for businesses seeking to maximize their storage space. By understanding your storage needs, choosing the right fabric building, and implementing proper maintenance practices, you can utilize fabric buildings to optimize your industrial warehouse operations.



Are fabric buildings suitable for all types of industrial storage?

Fabric buildings are highly versatile and can accommodate various types of industrial storage needs. However, it’s essential to assess your specific requirements and consult with experts to ensure the fabric building’s suitability for your intended use.


How long does it take to install a fabric building?

The installation time for fabric buildings can vary depending on factors such as size, complexity, site conditions, and weather. However, fabric buildings generally have significantly shorter installation times compared to traditional construction, with some projects taking only a few days to complete.


Can fabric buildings withstand harsh weather conditions?

Yes, fabric buildings are engineered to withstand various weather conditions, including heavy rain, snow, wind, and UV exposure. High-quality fabric membranes and sturdy structural frames provide the necessary durability and resistance to ensure long-lasting performance.


Can fabric buildings be expanded or relocated?

Yes, fabric buildings offer flexibility in terms of expansion and relocation. Depending on the design and construction, these structures can be easily extended or disassembled and moved to a new location, providing adaptability as your storage needs evolve.


How do fabric buildings compare to traditional brick-and-mortar structures in terms of cost?

Fabric buildings are generally more cost effective than traditional construction options. The materials are less expensive, and the reduced labor and construction time contribute to overall cost savings. However, it’s important to consider factors specific to your project and consult with professionals to determine the most cost-effective solution for your industrial storage needs.


How Fabric Buildings Can Help the Mining Industry Reduce Carbon Footprint

Fabric buildings can be beneficial to the mining industry in reducing their carbon footprint by providing a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional mining structures. For example, fabric structures can be used as an alternative to permanent mining structures, such as storage facilities, workshops, or offices.

By utilizing fabric structures for these purposes, mining companies can reduce the need for new construction and demolition, which are major sources of carbon emissions. Fabric structures also require less energy to heat and cool, resulting in lower energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Additionally, these temporary buildings are portable and can be easily disassembled and relocated, making them a viable option for temporary mining sites or locations with limited infrastructure. This can further reduce the mining industry’s carbon footprint, as there is no need to build permanent structures which require extensive resources and energy.

Overall, using fabric buildings in the mining industry can directly or indirectly contribute to reducing carbon emissions, helping to create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly mining industry.

Fabric Buildings: Ideal storage or warehousing solutions for mining sites

The mining industry is tough, but it also requires a great deal of innovation to keep up with the changing needs. With harsh weather conditions and hard-to-reach places, there are plenty of challenges for mine managers, from setting up office space in an abandoned shaft to getting heavy machinery down access holes before they’re frozen solid.

A more cost-effective way would be erecting structures such as portable fabric buildings, which can be easily broken down when not needed (saving money). Building a traditional structure can be another operation nightmare, and this is where fabric buildings come in. They offer several advantages over traditional structures regarding storage, warehousing or temporary office spaces for mining operations.

Here are some advantages of fabric buildings for the mining industry:

  1. More durable and weather-resistant than traditional buildings. This is important in locations where the weather can be harsh and there are risks of flooding or other damage from severe weather conditions.
  2. Flexible and modular design makes them ideal for mining operations that need to change frequently. They’re also easily dismantled and can be moved if needed.
  3. Cost-effective as they require less energy to heat and cool and are typically easier and cheaper to construct.
  4. Multifunctional in nature, so they can be used in many ways, including storage, office space, workshop space, and more. This multifunctional nature makes them a versatile option for mining operations of all sizes.
  5. Fabric buildings can be considered environmentally friendly as they do not require as many raw materials. The mineral, energy and oil exploration industry have rigorous guidelines, so building a traditional structure requires a lot more consideration for the environment and ecology of the mining site.

If you are considering storage or warehousing options for your mining operation, consider the advantages of fabric buildings. They may be the perfect solution for your mine sites.

Ideal for mining operations, FastCover fabric buildings are quick and easy to install, even in remote areas. Our wide variety of customizable structures have column-free interiors, so you can fit lots of materials without sacrificing space or clearance requirements! They’re also made from sturdy material that won’t get ruined by the weather.

Talk to us today to see how our fabric buildings can help your mining operations.

Industrial Warehouse

Adding On to an Industrial Warehouse

FastCover Grows with Your Project!

Your business is constantly evolving. Plans today can change tomorrow dependent on your customer’s needs or a potentially volatile marketplace. A structure on your property may be used as an industrial warehouse today and become a light manufacturing or materials staging facility tomorrow.  A structure may be in the right location but can be prohibitive to growth tomorrow. These are only a couple of the challenges and changes our clients are faced with on a regular basis that have a significant impact on the positive growth of their businesses.

At FastCover we understand the importance of having the right facility at the right time because, as a growing company, we also face them. Our structures are fast becoming recognized as excellent warehouses, training facilities or light manufacturing buildings that have the ability to grow with your business. Many of our customers are familiar with the FastCover “Joiner kit”. This simple group of components enables us to add length to any one of our portable single or engineered truss structures by incorporating the existing portable baserail system and end walls. It is a relatively simple assembly process allowing customers to add square footage to existing buildings when the need arises.

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Expanding the Industrial Warehouse

Several years ago, a client in the rail transportation sector originally had FastCover erect a fully portable structure for an industrial warehouse on an infrequently used asphalt parking area. Prior to purchasing the building, they were storing pallets of expensive rail car components outside, fully exposed to the elements. A newly erected FastCover 46’ wide x 152’ long portable structure in  resolved their warehousing needs by allowing all parts to be placed inside their FastCover to avoid damage caused by the elements. A secondary benefit  was that they no longer needed to dig parts out of the snow and ice when needed. The efficiencies gained by this structure became the catalyst to expand their storage needs. Increasing parts inventory due to growth and volatile supply, the area surrounding their FastCover was becoming increasingly difficult to manage and access. With availability of additional unused parking facilities, together we determined adding to the front of the structure was the most beneficial for the client. FastCover then removed the commercial steel roll-up door and relocated the fully assembled front end wall. Our Joiner Kit allowed us to connect to the existing baserail and add an additional 152’ of structure to the front of the original building. Using our high tension kit to attach the new main fabric in the middle of the newly extended structure ensures the elements will remain outside where they should be.  Once completed the end wall was re-attached to the new front, the roll-up door was re-installed and electrical service re-connected. All of this was completed within a 2 week timeframe. The beauty of this portable configuration, anchored internally with concrete lock blocks, will allow the client to relocate or reconfigure the structure in the event storage requirements increase again.

Industrial Warehouse

Fully Portable Equipment Storage Building

FastCover recently erected the 50’ wide Straight Leg Super Series structure for a prominent crown utility company in Western Manitoba, Canada to be used as an equipment storage building. The building was required to be fully portable as the property is currently being rented by the Utility Company and it will be required to be re-located at some point in time. Although the FastCover 50 SLSS is portable it is imperative that the structure and foundation meet National Building Code for that specific site, which it does. FastCover engineers ensured that the structure exceeded snow, wind and rain loads for the area and also that the foundation met all the necessary uplift, down force and horizontal load requirements. With the stamped engineering documents in hand, FastCover started the fabrication process. The FastCover 50 SLSS is unique in that it provides a tremendous amount of cubic volume inside the structure. With 10’ high exterior straight legs, equipment, pallets and commercial racking are able to be placed in close proximity to the sides allowing for great use of space. In this particular application incorporating concrete blocks as the foundation allow for even greater use by lifting the structure even higher. Incorporating a steel non-insulated overhead door with a chain hoist ensures that the weather elements stay where they should be… outside.


The purpose of this FastCover is to provide excellent inclement weather protection for the client’s equipment. Providing equipment protection drastically reduces the deterioration of tires, hoses, mechanical & electrical components plus reduces the early onset of rust on painted parts. Longer equipment life results in greater return on investment for the client. Another benefit is the creation of a better work environment for their mechanical staff to complete minor repairs and maintenance.


The building did not require the supply of electrical wiring or interior lighting.  Primarily a day-use building, the semi-translucent building covers and end walls transmit a tremendous amount of natural light to the building interior, even on cloudy days.  As a result, the expense to install artificial lighting was avoided, increasing the ease of a future building move.


FastCover uses only structural steel fabricated under the strict guidelines of the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA A660-10). Working closely with and being audited annually by the CWB, FastCover ensures that documented welding procedures are adhered to by all CWB certified welders employed by FastCover. Being accredited and also annually audited to the CSA A660-10 standard ensures that we meet engineering standards as set out by the National and International building codes plus it ensures traceability of raw material to finished goods. Only CSA A660-10 accredited companies can provide site specific, engineer stamped documents for fabric structures such as FastCovers.

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Insulating Your New FastCover Building

Many of our FastCover clients wish to insulate their new FastCovers so that they can store or maintain equipment, protect inventory in or do some light manufacturing. There are a number of ways that this procedure can be done with various aspects to heat retention. Rigid board or fiberglass are the most common methods although spray insulation has been used. Spray insulation, although an excellent source of heat retention does render the high density polyethylene fabric to become permanently rigid. In light of the fact that many of our structures are portable they are often disassembled and re-erected at another location, making spray insulation a somewhat less desirable option.

Rigid board insulation is one common method of heat retention for FastCover structures. The combination of R value and dead air space between the exterior fabric and the interior rigid board can provide adequate heat retention with electric or temporary propane heat. Most rigid board insulation has a foil interior cladding that not only provides rigidity but reflects heat from the source, back into the building, making it an excellent source of heat retention. Couple this with sealing the edges of each board to create a continuous envelope adds to its value. Rigid board can be attached to the inner chords of the truss with horizontal wood strapping (1x4s are commonly used) or with factory supplied “U” channel adhered to the truss. FastCover fabric covers transmit approximately 80% of the exterior daylight.  When combined with rigid insulated boards a light source is now required. When considering this option always take into consideration your available power source and lighting requirements and remember service and maintenance is slightly more time consuming and some boards may need replacement.

Fiberglass insulation is also an excellent form of heat retention. This method although more labour intensive, is quite cost effective. FastCover commonly uses fiberglass insulation in roll form. Structures need to be strapped horizontally  and the roll insulation is applied up and over (side to side width-wise). The R value of the insulation may be dictated by the depth of the truss and space available for thickness of the insulation.

R12 is very common and adequate for our single truss structures as the rolls are 3’ in depth. As truss depths increase with building widths it is common to see R20+. Once insulation has been placed many of our clients finish the interior of the structure with our fabric liner. This protects the insulation from damage or movement yet still provides a reasonable amount of light transmission into the structure. Service and maintenance is the simplest with this type of application.

A very popular heat retention option is to install an interior liner and create a dead air space in between the exterior and interior liners. The depth of the truss between the outer and inner chords of the truss will determine the amount of dead air space and the heat retention provided. Light transmission is only slightly reduced in this economical option.

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One more option called thermofoil is commonly used in far north applications where heat retention is a higher priority than the light transmission through the fabric.  The material comes in rolls and can be used in a similar fashion to a fabric liner.

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How to Save Money on Your Next Building Purchase

When making your next building purchase, there are many financial considerations.  There are many ways a fabric building from FastCover Buildings can help you save money as described below.

Cost of Land and Taxes

Land is expensive and location factors often dictate the price.  When making the decision on where to locate your building, sometimes you have the option of several locations.  No matter what, there is a value to the land where your building will be placed.  Because of the unique characteristics of a FastCover building, it will often qualify as a temporary structure, even though it is built to meet the local building code requirements for factors such as wind and snow load.  When classified as a temporary structure, it will most often incur a lower property tax as it is not considered a permanent improvement to the property.

As will be described below, due to foundation options, a FastCover building can be erected on a wider range of terrain that may not be suitable for other building types.  This means less suitable land, possibly less expensive land, can be selected.


Related to the above, one of the features of FastCover fabric buildings is the ability to be erected on a wide array of foundation types.  From permanent foundations to concrete block foundations to large engineered screw anchors.  The continuous outer base rail frame included in the FastCover building design allows the structure to be built almost anywhere.

Assembly Construction Time

Would you rather be using your building, or waiting on construction to be completed?  A FastCover fabric building can save you weeks to months on labour and equipment expenses.  A typical FastCover building installation is often measured in days.  Because the buildings are shipped in large component pieces, including truss sections, purlins, cross bracing, winches, and cover sections, the assembly of a building occurs rapidly.  Truss sections are bolted into completed trusses then raised into place and secured with bracing.  When all trusses are standing and braced, the fabric cover is pulled into place.

The time frame for expensive lift equipment rental is minimized along with the overall construction time.

Shipping and Logistics

Logistically speaking, the component pieces, from trusses, to covers, to hardware, are all sourced from the FastCover manufacturing facility.  When the building shipment arrives, it is ready to be built.  As compared to other building styles, the component pieces may be sourced from multiple suppliers, often causing construction delays when materials do not arrive in the correct sequence or on schedule.

Interior Finishing – Lighting

As buildings have their outer shell completed, attention turns to the all-important inside of the building where actual business activity is planned.  Most buildings require interior lighting so that people, equipment, and goods can move around inside the building.  For a FastCover building, the fabric offers a tremendous advantage of transmitting a high amount of the outside daytime lighting to the building’s interior, usually eliminating the need for daytime artificial lighting.  For a conventional building to achieve the same result, a very large number of windows would be required, increasing construction time and construction costs.  For early morning or nighttime lighting, the bright white underside of the fabric cover helps to disperse artificial lighting further and more evenly requiring fewer light fixtures and lower on-going electricity consumption.

Summary of Building Purchase Savings

When making your next building purchase, we encourage you to go beyond just the invoice cost of the building itself.  Consider the value of the land required, the foundation requirements and preparation, the expense of construction time, the cost of potential delays, and on-going costs such as electricity to light the buildings interior.  We believe the choice of a FastCover fabric building becomes more obvious.

Fabric Buildings Save Maintenance and Utility Costs for Storage Buildings

Reducing maintenance and utility costs associated with your storage buildings is a smart way to improve the operational efficiency of your business operations.  Making a smart purchase decision includes not only taking into account the upfront capital cost of the building but also the on-going operational costs of the building.

Save on Construction Costs/Time

Setting aside the capital outlay for the building, there are a number savings that a FastCover fabric building will provide which may not be immediately obvious.  The first is the time and expense saved to erect the building.  Because the building is shipped in modular components, on-site construction time is drastically reduced where buildings can be completed sometimes in days as compared to weeks or months with buildings which must be completely constructed on-site.  This also means your building is finished and ready for use in your business sooner.

Save on Your Lighting Bill

Now consider the post-construction state of your building, as this is expected to last for many years.  You will have recurring monthly expenses for utilities and maintenance on any style of building.  A FastCover fabric building can help to reduce a number of monthly expenses due to the nature of the materials used to manufacture the building.  The most obvious difference between a fabric building and steel or wood construction building is the use of a fabric cover.  This fabric cover offers numerous advantages.  The first is that it allows a tremendous amount of natural daylight to pass through the cover to the building’s interior, virtually eliminating the need for daytime artificial lighting.  Even on cloudy days, there is often ample light to perform most activities inside the building without flicking on the light switch and having the power meter spinning.  In early morning hours and nighttime when we no longer have the free benefit of the suns light, artificial lights can be used more efficiently as the bright white underside of the cover reflects and disperses light so that typically fewer light fixtures are needed.

Less Heat/Cold Exchange

Unlike a metal roofed building often used for storage buildings, a fabric building cover will not radiate the heat and cold of the extreme weather conditions we experience.  Combine this with a cover that is effectively a one-piece sealed membrane and there will be substantially less air through cracks and perforations traditional buildings tend to have.

Maintenance Costs on Your Roof

Some building styles require that the roofing and siding materials such as roof tar or shingles and exterior wall paint must be frequently maintained or replaced on a periodic basis.  With a FastCover fabric building chosen for your storage building, there is no need to paint or shingle the roof and walls.  The covers should be checked for tension periodically but are otherwise virtually self maintaining.  Dirt and dust have a difficult time adhering to the polyethylene fabric and normally wind and rain are enough to blow off or wash off any that does manage to sit on the covers.

The building’s steel superstructure is post-weld powder-coat painted in our own paint booth.  The extremely smooth finish helps to prevent cover wear and protects the steel framework from rust and corrosion.

Value You Can Re-Use

One cost saving factor that few other storage buildings can match is the ability to take your investment with you if your business circumstance result in a move of locations.  A FastCover building is designed with an exclusive continuous base rail frame system which affords it a tremendous range of options in regards to foundations.  So flexible are these options that the foundation itself may be temporary and if the need arises, a FastCover storage building can be disassembled, building and foundation moved, and re-erected at the new site.

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Temporary Construction Warehouse

In what instances does purchasing a fabric building make sense for you or your business?  This is hard to say, but a fabric building from Fast Cover isn’t the best building for all building uses.  Fabric buildings do not make good multi-floor office buildings.  Fabric buildings do not make good houses or good apartment buildings.  But when you are putting together your construction plan for these types of projects, consider how a fabric building as a Temporary Construction Warehouse can be an invaluable asset to your plan.

Protect Your Inventory

For a large-scale building project, you likely have a large-scale timeline, stretching into months, or more.  During your construction project, you have many types of materials arriving on-site, some for immediate use, some for future stages.  Similarly, you have many types of equipment on-site, some are needed continuously and some less frequently.  With the climate we experience here, your materials and equipment may be exposed to UV rays from sunlight, wind, dust, rain, snow, and hail, maybe even all within the same week.  With a temporary construction warehouse, you can have a secure on-site storage facility to protect your inventory and equipment from weather damage, theft, and accidental damage.

Location Flexibility

Fast Cover fabric buildings are built with their unique continuous base rail system.  This feature results in incredible flexibility in both where and how buildings can be erected.  The foundation options range from ground mounts, screw anchors, temporary concrete blocks, and more.  In fact, the whole building, foundation, steel trusses, fabric cover, end walls, and doors can all be assembled, disassembled, and moved to the next project location.  This also makes the location of the temporary construction warehouse an easier decision to make as you have more flexibility to locate it where it is most suits your needs.

Rapid Assembly/Disassembly Time

One of your concerns may be the additional time needed to erect a warehouse only to have to remove it at the end of the project.  But consider how having a temporary warehouse on site will give you the flexibility of scheduling material deliveries and eliminate delays due to any weather damaged materials.  Now also consider that many Fast Cover buildings, which are shipped in modular components, can be erected with a week, often less, including placement of foundations such as concrete blocks.

A Fast Cover building as a Temporary Construction Warehouse will pay for itself many times over as you use it for future construction sites.

Top 5 Fabric Building Advantages for Remote Locations

Business operation in remote locations pose a number of challenges to many organizations, including those in the resource sectors such as Oil & Gas, Mining, Agriculture, Surveying, or Transportation.  Modern building technologies such as FastCover Fabric Buildings offer a number of unique advantages that are well suited for use in remote locations with limited access to resources and labour.

1. Portable Modular Building Design

A FastCover fabric building is made of modular components, steel truss sections, end wall and frame components, foundation connections, and a fabric cover. All of these components are designed to be transported efficiently to almost any location and then assembled on site.  The steel truss components are all factory welded and then are bolted together on-site meaning no requirement for on-site welding or steel fabrication. FastCover buildings can also be disassembled back to their component parts and then re-assembled at a different location. This portable aspect of FastCover buildings allows them to be a valuable asset as work operations move from one site to another.  See More.

2. Flexible Foundation Options

FastCover buildings feature the exclusive continuous Base Rail system so in many applications they can be installed without a permanent foundation.  This results in numerous foundation options to suit the building location and purpose such as using high strength screw anchors for ground mount applications or many temporary foundations such as concrete blocks or pressure treated posts using the Base Rail bracket. If the build is later required at another location, often the foundation or anchors can be reused as well.  See More.



3. Quick Installation by Our Team

A workshop or lumber building that normally takes months to complete takes days with a fabric building. Our crew comes to your location to level and install your fabric building under your specifications. Time is money, don’t let construction put a restraint on your productivity or a strain on your resources.  See More.



4. Low Electrical Requirements

Unlike other buildings, FastCover fabric structures use a material that is weatherproof, retains temperature, and also lets natural Cold Storage Buldinglight through. This reduces the need for lighting during the day and temperature regulation. For many building uses in remote locations such as warehousing, equipment storage or equipment storage, the light transmitted through the cover during daylight hours is often enough and the bright white underside of the covers helps to distribute artificial lighting lessening the number of lighting fixture and power requirements. See More.



5. Rugged and Durable

FastCover fabric buildings are designed and built in Manitoba, Canada and are ready to stand up to the harsh environmental

Mine Site Storage Buildings
Mine Site Storage Buildings

conditions of some remote locations.  Weather factors such as extreme winter cold or blazing summertime heat are no concern for the engineered fabric covers of the buildings. Elements such as water, dust, sand slide off the building so little maintenance is required on the building covers.  The building’s steel superstructure is welded in factory conditions and then post weld powder coat painted to protect from exposure to harsh environments, inside and outside the building. See More.



Making the decision to build a FastCover fabric building in your remote locations means you have chosen a building that will prove it’s value through savings in time and money and will perform beyond your expectations.

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See FastCover @ North American Mining Expo, Sudbury, Ont. Sept.12-13

FastCover is excited to be exhibiting at “N.A.M.E.”, the North American Mining Expo in Sudbury, Ontario on September 12th and 13th, 2018. The event will include cutting edge suppliers and manufacturers offering end-to-end solutions for the mining industry. Open Tech Forums, free sessions, keynote presentations, live onsite demos plus the FREE 2 day Supplier Showcase. It will be a great opportunity for networking, to view supplier innovation, equipment demos and more.

FastCover Fabric Structures for Mining Operations

FastCover has experience in providing fabric structures for mining operations in the remotest of locations. Our fabric structures, prior to assembly are ideal candidates to be flown or ferried by plane, helicopter, or barge into remote locations. FastCover portable fabric buildings can then be erected on any relatively level site without the need for expensive foundations. FastCover’s fabric buildings can be secured to the ground in a variety of methods from screw anchors to rock brackets to concrete blocks. Whichever method best suits the location, the ground disturbance is minimal or non-existent. In the event the FastCover fabric building is no longer required at a specific location or site, they can be easily disassembled and re-erected elsewhere, making it the perfect storage solution for permanent or temporary mining site buildings.

See More Information on Buildings for the Mining Industry

Why a FastCover Portable Fabric Building?

FastCover buildings provide protection against the elements for equipment, core samples and other important assets left on sites. Core samples are a vital asset to the current and future value of the site and need to be properly protected against the elements to minimize deterioration. FastCover fabric structures for mining operations keep trucks, trailers, heavy equipment and other assets out of the elements, allowing for faster and easier startups. No more shoveling snow, unthawing, or digging equipment out anymore! FastCover fabric buildings are the ultimate machine shed storage solution to protect hoses, tires and paint on industrial, mining, transportation and, heavy equipment from fading, cracking, and failing. This allows for longer life, less maintenance and better resale value of the equipment.

  • FastCover fabric buildings come with a full 15-year warranty for peace of mind.
  • Most FastCovers are completely portable, allowing you to erect them without the need for costly foundations.
  • FastCover fabric structures for mining operations can be easily relocated to another location on your property to adapt to the growth and expansion of your business.
  • FastCovers have great resale value, which is a huge cost benefit compared to a permanent building.
  • See what FastCover has done to provide others with mining storage building solutions at a Northern Ontario mining site

FastCover at the N.A.M.E. Event, Visit us at Booth #A-58 in the Arena

Find FastCover Fabric Structures at A-58 in the Arena at the North American Mining Expo in Sudbury, Ontario and browse through our fabric building inventory to see which is best for your mining site needs.

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See us at the Canadian Mining Expo, Timmins Ontario June 6-7, 2018

FastCover with our fabric buildings will be exhibiting at “The Big Event” Canadian Mining Expo, Timmins, Ontario on June 6th and 7th, 2018. The event will feature over 400 displays, on-site equipment demonstrations, exploration showcases, speaker forums, and jackleg drilling competitions. Outdoor and indoor showcases plus a career fair make this one event you won’t want to miss.

FastCover Fabric Buildings in the Mining Industry

FastCover has experience in providing storage facilities for the mining sector in the remotest of locations. Our fabric structures, prior to assembly are ideal candidates to be flown or ferried by plane, helicopter, or barge into remote locations. FastCover portable fabric buildings can then be erected on any relatively level site without the need for expensive foundations. FastCover’s fabric buildings can be secured to the ground in a variety of methods from screw anchors to rock brackets to concrete blocks. Whichever method best suits the location, the ground disturbance is minimal or non-existent. In the event the FastCover fabric building is no longer required at a specific location or site, they can be easily disassembled and re-erected elsewhere.

See More Information on Buildings for the Mining Industry

Why a FastCover Portable Fabric Building?

FastCover buildings provide protection against the elements for equipment, core samples and other important assets left on sites. Core samples are a vital asset to the current and future value of the site and need to be properly protected against the elements to minimize deterioration. FastCover portable fabric buildings keep trucks, trailers, heavy equipment and other assets out of the elements, allowing for faster and easier startups. No more shoveling snow, unthawing, or digging equipment out anymore! FastCover fabric buildings are the ultimate machine shed storage solution to protect hoses, tires and paint on industrial, mining, transportation and, heavy equipment from fading, cracking, and failing. This allows for longer life, less maintenance and better resale value of the equipment.

  • FastCover fabric buildings come with a full 15-year warranty for peace of mind.
  • Most FastCovers are completely portable, allowing you to erect them without the need for costly foundations.
  • FastCovers can be easily relocated to another location on your property to adapt to the growth and expansion of your business.
  • FastCovers have great resale value, which is a huge cost benefit compared to a permanent building.

FastCover at the Canadian Mining Expo in Timmins, Ontario

Find FastCover Fabric Structures at Pavilion- 03 at the Canadian Mining Expo in Timmins and browse through our inventory to see which fabric building is best for your needs.