Friday, June 24, 2011

Olympia Steel Buildings Stand Up to Tennessee Tornado

Daley Contracting purchased a 2,400 sf Olympia Steel Buildings pre-engineered steel building in 2010 and erected it themselves. The company is a woman-owned hub zone construction company located in Big Rock, Tennessee. On Monday evening, May 23rd, at 6:30 PM an EF2 tornado traveling at about 115 to 120 mph touched down in Big Rock and ended its trail of destruction in Fort Campbell. The tornado left a path of devastation 150 yards wide and 7 miles long damaging 64 buildings and destroying a half dozen homes. The tornado destroyed the Stewart County Fire Service building in Big Rock and the town’s Post Office sustained damage as well. Included in the damage were two buildings on the property of Daley Contracting, Inc. The roof blew off one of their buildings but their Olympia Steel Buildings prefab metal building received only minor damage to an overhead door and man door. “The metal building held up quite well under the severe weather conditions,” happily reported Justin Daley, company Vice-President, who was in the Olympia steel building at the time of the storm.

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