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Southwest Family Farms' buildings, Kismet, Kan.

Photo: Jason Ryman

GBS Enterprises LLC built Southwest Family Farms' farm maintenance and office buildings with Behlen Building Systems' metal building system, ADP1 screw-down metal roof panels, Bay Insulation Systems' R-30 OptiLiner insulation and two of Big Ass Fan's M-PFX2 high-velocity, low-speed fans.

GBS Enterprises constructed the 30-foot by 30- foot office with Enercept Inc.'s structural insulated panels and Behlen Building Systems' metal sheeting instead of steel to reduce noise and provide an energy-efficient envelope. The maintenance building has Powerlift Hydraulic Doors' 60-foot by 18-foot hydraulic doors at both of its end-walls, which allows large agricultural equipment to be transported through the length of the building without moving in reverse. The 10,500-square-foot project has a 20-foot eave height. It utilized $650,000 in steel and was completed in May 2014.

Additionally, the project has a custom-built, trapezoidal-shaped hydraulic door from Powerlift Hydraulic Doors at the end-wall on an existing coldstorage building, which allows the building to be functional with large-scale agricultural equipment.

General contractor/erector: GBS Enterprises LLC, Bel Aire, Kan.
Doors: Powerlift Hydraulic Doors, Lake Benton, Minn., www.powerliftdoors.com
Fans: Big Ass Fans, Lexington, Ky., www.bigassfans.com
Insulation: Bay Insulation Systems, Green Bay, Wis., www.bayinsulation.com
Metal building system: Behlen Building Systems, Columbus, Neb., www.behlenbuildingsystems.com
Structural insulated panels: Enercept Inc., Watertown, S.D., www.enercept.com