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.

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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.

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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.