Manufactured memories for hornets fans

Metal buildings are more than just warehouses and airplane hangars—just ask the community leaders that support the Ider High School Hornets. On March 23, the DeKalb County Board of Education broke ground on a new gymnasium for its high school in Ider, Alabama. Here,1200 ardent fans can fill the bleachers and proudly cheer on its dedicated student-athletes. This modern, comfortable 21,500 square foot, two building sports center will include competition spaces, support facilities and administrative offices for multiple athletic programs.

Vulcan Steel Structures manufactured the buildings and Liberty Steel Fabricators, Inc. out of Chattanooga, Tennessee erected the buildings.

Building One, the main gymnasium, is approximately 117-feet wide, nearly 150-feet long and almost 31-feet tall while Building Two, which contains the concession area and restrooms, is a smaller structure attached to one endwall. The roof system is composed of 24-gauge Galvalume DL 324 panels and the walls are 24-gauge PBR panels. The liner panels on the interior walls are a 16-inch, perforated 24-gauge Artisan panel. Building one has straight sidewall columns up to 14-feet and then tapered up to the rafters. This is known as a “Grocery Store” column.

Both the school district and the community will benefit for years to come from the quality that Vulcan provided for this impressive sports facility.

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