In the mining industry, safety is of the utmost importance, and the Barrick Gold Corporation is always looking for ways to make their operations safer. With that in mind, Porta-King has supplied a number of equipment enclosures to Barrick that they use at their mining operations to house both equipment and personnel. [Read more…]
Hoosier Energy in Illinois needed a place to house their electrical control equipment and water pumping systems for their power plant. Reaching out to Porta-King, they were able to find a solution that would house their equipment safely and be quickly constructed.
Minimizing Construction in a Restricted Area
Due to the location of the construction site and security reasons, Hoosier Energy wanted construction to be quick and require as few workers as possible. As such, they eventually chose Porta-King to install a prefabricated equipment enclosure for their power plant because of our method of construction. [Read more…]
In the waste industry, it’s important that all waste is properly weighed and sorted to know where it will go, be it an incinerator or a recycling plant. Porta-King recently built a prefabricated scale house for a transfer station at a recycling facility in the Midwest. Our scale house protects the scale monitoring equipment for the drive-up truck scale and shelters the attendants who monitor the scale and interact with the truck drivers.
Easy Access for Trucks & Employees
The scale house Porta-King constructed for this Midwest recycling facility is a structural steel building measuring 8 feet wide by 20 feet long so all the equipment and personnel can fit inside comfortably. In addition, the scale house has a 30 inch building bump out with custom stainless steel service window. The bump out enables scale operators to get closer to truck drivers’ windows. A sliding service window enables easy conversation. [Read more…]
With summer over, amusement parks are entering their off-season and should take this time to begin important renovations. With these renovations, amusement parks should aim to improve the experience of both customers and employees next season.
Reduce Lines with More Ticket Booths
Amusement parks are extremely popular past-times in the summer, leading thousands of people to visit each year. The last thing you want is to tarnish your guests’ experience with long lines. [Read more…]
There is no project that is too big for Porta-King to handle. Porta-King recently partnered with a company that was designing and building a new production laser system for a Midwest based automotive manufacturer. Porta-King’s role would be to design and supply the enclosure to create a light tight environment for the lasers to operate.
We integrated this modular enclosure with one of our mezzanines. We constructed this sophisticated equipment enclosure to house the four-position yag-laser cell manufacturing system used to produce car parts. The modular wall panels were supported by our mezzanine that also provided support for a series of large air handler units . These air handlers will be used to evacuate smoke generated by the lasers. [Read more…]
Porta-King now offers a new “Faux Stone Finish” for prefabricated buildings such as guard booths, equipment enclosures, and other exterior structures. This beautiful finish provides you with a truly realistic stone surface that is cost-effective, stylish, safe, and easy to install.
Choose a Cost Effective Alternative to Real Stone
Using stone with traditional construction can be a costly and time-consuming project. By choosing a faux stone finish for your prefabricated buildings, you can achieve a classy appearance at a fraction of the price.
The final product will look like the real thing. This finish has a strong resistance to UV degradation that will maintain the faux stones’ vibrant colors. We even accommodate doors and windows with custom faux stone edging, which creates a realistic, seamless appearance. [Read more…]
We received a call yesterday from our friends at Barrick Gold Corporation. They have been a great customer for us having purchased multiple prefabricated building for use as control rooms at the mines they operate throughout the western U.S.. The e-mail we received indicated that they wanted to purchase another one of those “lovely” shacks from us. Although we rarely have anyone refer to our prefabricated buildings as “lovely” when you look at this photo you will see why. As you can imagine the grounds of a mining operation are a place where strict adherence to safety is critical. As part of their focus on safety Barrick requires us to paint these shacks some rather unusual colors. They do this to make these buildings highly visible. As they have explained to us, “with 400 ton trucks and other heavy equipment roaming all around our mines we need these buildings to stand out as much as possible.” [Read more…]
Well this was one for the books. The challenge wasn’t supplying a 12′ wide x 22′ long shelter…we build those all the time. The challenge was lifting it to it’s final resting place that was eight floors up on top of a downtown parking deck. All and all the project went pretty smoothly. The crane arrived early in the morning with all the necessary equipment. The prefab shelter was waiting on the back of a 40′ flat bed truck. About 30 minutes later our crew had completed the process of securing the lifting straps to the factory installed lifting rings. From there the shelter began it’s journey up to it’s new home.
The entire process took less than 3 hours. A considerable time savings compared to constructing the shelter on-site. As you can see from the photos this prefab shelter included full perimeter glazing and an integral roof. Once the shelter was positioned on to the top of the concrete curb our crew installed anchors to complete the installation.
House Bill requires chemical and water facilities to upgrade security
In response to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and House Bill HR 2868, St. Louis based Porta-King Building Systems has expanded its line of prefabricated structures to meet the enhanced security requirements for chemical and water facilities as mandated in House Bill HR 2868. This bill calls for upgraded security to protect sensitive facilities against acts of terrorism.
Porta-King, a leader in custom-design prefabricated construction, offers a variety of prefabricated structures such as fixed position and mobile, trailer mounted guard booths, turnstile shelters as well as guard and range towers. The company also manufactures a line of ballistics-rated prefabricated structures that include walls, windows and doors constructed with bullet resistant materials which meet the Underwrites Laboratory (UL) 752 Level ballistic standard and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) IV ballistic standard.
“In response to CFATS and HR 2868, we are seeing a new need for security structures at facilities around the country such as waste water treatment facilities, public water systems and within the liquid petroleum industry” said Gregg Pearlstone, Porta-King vice president. “Our prefabricated structures provide options for many organizations to protect their facilities and personnel at any of these locations.”
Porta-King’s prefabricated structures can be custom-made to meet clients’ needs, and can include many aesthetic options such as pitched standing seam roofs, extended overhangs with can lights, factory-adhered brick and stone finishes, decorative steel facades and window mullions. Also available are custom color options and trailer mounted units for use as mobile security booths.
“We can provide a solution to facilities that are faced with a need for immediate security stations” said Pearlstone. “Our systems can be installed with minimal downtime in the area of construction at a considerable cost savings when compared to conventional construction.”
The company is also a manufacturer of a line of galvanized structural steel towers, which can be used in conjunction with their prefabricated structures to create guard towers and over watch towers. Creating an elevated outpost for security personnel can be critical for installations where large expanses of real estate must be secured.
Porta-King is committed to providing unmatched quality and service, and provides each client with detailed drawings for approval and on-site review prior to fabrication. Design consultation and installation services are available anywhere in the United States, along with the best warranties in the industry on all their products.
Porta-King has been a leader in custom-designed, modular and prefabricated buildings since 1969. In addition to its exterior prefabricated buildings, Porta-King offers a full line of modular building, guard buildings and modular wall systems including single and two-story designs, as well as structural steel mezzanines used for storage, production and elevated office space. Porta-King buildings provide shelter and storage solutions for virtually any working environment.
A total of $27.5 billion has been dedicated to highway and bridge construction projects, the largest single line infrastructure item in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which was recently signed by President Obama. To meet the expected increase in demand for toll booths and shelters across the U.S highway system, Porta-King Building Systems offers fully custom toll booths, each designed to match unique project and application requirements.
The company has a 40 year history of successful completion of toll booth projects for toll way authorities across the country. Porta-King ships both toll booths and equipment shelters directly to the construction site, ready for immediate installation. The preassembled design of the toll booths eliminates common delays that can be associated with construction using conventional means. In addition, customers receive pre-fabricated structures with a stainless steel exterior finish at a considerable cost savings.
All buildings and shelters are custom designed to meet the individual application requirements. Construction consists of a welded structural steel tube frame along with heavy gauge steel 2” thick insulated wall panel as a standard. All exposed steel is galvanized and painted with an industrial grade acrylic enamel or a two part polyurethane paint finish. Booths and shelters can be equipped with many custom features including, pre-plumbed restrooms, custom cabinetry, ballistic rated wall construction to N.I.J. level 4 and can include a wide array of architectural design features.
“Through our network of regional sales offices, we’re able to successfully provide full service installation support to construction sites anywhere in the US,” said Gregg Pearlstone, Vice President of Porta-King. “Our experienced design team is always ready to work with you to create new custom features to address your unique toll booth design requirements.”
To further demonstrate their commitment to providing unmatched quality and service, Porta-King Building Systems offer the best warranties in the industries on all their products. All of the Porta-King systems install with minimal downtime in the area of construction and are very competitively priced when compared to conventional construction.
Porta-King has been a leader in custom-designed prefabricated construction solutions since 1969. Porta-King’s pre-fabricated building systems provide shelter, storage and security solutions for virtually any working environment. For more information, visit the company on-line at www.portaking.com or call 800-284-5346.
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