4 Reasons to Build your Farm Building this Winter
Have you been thinking about putting up a new farm building this year? While many people think about building in the spring, summer or fall, let me tell you why you should consider building your project this winter.
#1. Because it’s possible.
Thanks to southern Alberta’s climate and friendly chinooks, we can build post frame buildings all through the year. Compared to other parts of the country, southern Alberta has very little frost so we can set the posts the same way that we do in the warmer seasons. And at times, conditions can actually be ideal for building.
#2. You’ll get a better deal.
That’s right. The fact is that most construction companies are busiest from spring to fall. So if you want to save a little, book your farm building in the winter.
#3. To shelter your valuable livestock and farm equipment from the elements.
Why wait for next year? Research shows that livestock and equipment will perform better and retain value when stored indoors (or given the option to take a break from the cold and wind if you have cattle or horses).
#4. You’re flexible.
Of course, Mother Nature still rules the building schedule. Our crews are human and can’t function if a blizzard or extreme chill sets in. But compared to other building types, post frame buildings still go up pretty fast. Be prepared for a slightly longer build schedule.
If you decide to build over the winter, leave the snow on your site until a couple of days before the crew is scheduled to arrive. Snow cover will help insulate the ground from potential frost.
Get in touch with us for more tips on building in the winter and find out when we’ll be building in your area.
Integrity’s CEO Accepted into Elite National Program
Okotoks, Alberta – Integrity Post Structures Ltd. is pleased to announce today that Jerry Myer, Owner/CEO has been selected to participate in the 2017 QuantumShift program. QuantumShift is an exclusive invitation-only leadership development program for 40 of Canada’s most promising entrepreneurs. Founded by KPMG Enterprise and the Ivey Business School at The University of Western Ontario, QuantumShift uses Ivey’s highly regarded case study method and award-winning faculty to help take the skills and talents of these entrepreneurs to the next level.
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When Forma Steel had to make the decision whom to use to build the new storage facility for all of their metal cladding, the answer was obvious: “We’ve seen the quality of the end product many times over and we knew how quickly the buildings get done” says James Coast, General Manager of Fort Macleod based Forma Steel.
Integrity sponsors 14-year-old winner of PTRA team roping season
Integrity Post Structures offers their congratulations to 14-year-old Tate Schmidt who finished the 2015/2016 team roping season as points leader in the open class category and won his first ever team roping saddle donated by Integrity. Schmidt comes from a long line of team ropers and is a member of the Pembina Team Roping Association (PTRA) of Mayerthorpe AB.
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Choosing Quality Lumber for a Post Frame Structure
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Integrity featured in Alberta Venture
Integrity Post Structures featured in Alberta Venture magazine, October 2014, “Building employee loyalty through honesty, fairness and good work.”
Simple principles and words to live by. Thank you to the fantastic Integrity team!
Integrity Post Structures wins award
October 22, 2014 (Okotoks, AB) Agri-Trade is pleased to announce the 2014 Winners of the Ag Innovation Award as selected by an independent group of local producers. The three winning entries this year give farmers more choice, make things easier and are longer lasting. Integrity Post Structures was chosen as a winner for the Perma-Column concrete post innovation.