Bulk Storage and Salt Facility

Hissong Development Corporation, part of the Hissong Group of companies of hissong2_largeKennebunk, Maine, recently erected a Rubb structure at their bulk storage facility in South Portland, Maine as part of a commercial salt bagging operation. The BVE structure measures 100′ wide by 283′ in length with a sidewall height of 10, it sits atop an 8′ tall poured in place concrete wall.

The Rubb team worked closely with Hissong Development to design a foundation that would support the building and also allow for proper material flow inside the structure. With (2) opposing Cookson overhead doors in each gable end, vehicle movement is streamlined along one side of the building allowing loaders to move the salt to the bagging operation which is cordoned off via a concrete stem wall.

Chris Pizey, President of Hissong Development, says the decision to purchase a Rubb structure was an easy one. “The folks at Rubb are known for producing high quality products…just look across the Fore River at the Sprague Terminal. Those buildings have been there for years in a high use / high abuse environment and have held up extremely well. The folks at Rubb made the buying process easy and their engineers coordinated effectively with our foundation contractor. I would highly recommend this product and company if you need a rugged and reliable storage solution.”

The Hissong building is Rubb USA’s latest project and is located less than a mile from Rubb’s first commercial structure erected in 1984 at the former Merrill Marine Terminal (now owned by Sprague Energy) on the Portland waterfront. Affectionately referred to at Rubb #1, this structure has stood the test of time for 30-years and proudly wears its original PVC membrane. Clearly Rubb sets the bar when it comes to product quality, safety and longevity.


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