Clear Span Metal Building Rapidly Expands Shipping Capacity

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The UpGrade provides a relocatable, clear span metal building

Shipping Company Expands with Clear Span Metal Building from Whitley

Nashua, NH & Orlando, FL Based Hub – A major shipping company is growing in both the South and North Atlantic markets. In order to keep up with the pace, their Continue reading


Shipping Co. Expands with Upgrade

The UpGrade Modular Clear Span Building

The UpGrade Modular Clear Span Building

A major shipping company is projecting significant growth in their services due to increased e-commerce activity. Therefore, they need to rapidly expand their shipping capacity. They require a new facility for an additional package-sorting hub. And with the acquisition of new land, there’s an opportunity for future expansion. But, the biggest challenge – it needs to be operational in less a few months. Continue reading


The UpGrade Clear Span Modular Building


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An Odessa, Texas shipping company is growing and their warehouse facility needs to adjust to changing demand. To employ its current warehouse functions, the addition will need to tie-in with the existing building. The challenge is to avoid interruption with regular business activities and to have it operational in weeks.  It wasn’t certain if a clear span modular building would address these considerations.


Partnering with USA Modular, Whitley proposed the use of a new series of a clear span modular building called the UpGrade. The UpGrade Modular Building System is a high-quality, modular, steel-framed structure designed for permanent placement, with the unique ability to be physically relocated multiple times if desired.

The end walls of the modules have the ability to fold under, allowing up to 3 modules to be shipped on a single flatbed trailer. Items such as siding, roofing, insulation and electrical systems were pre-installed in the Whitley factory to minimize on-site work. Once the modules arrived on site, a crane was used to lift the modules into place, allowing the end walls to unfold. After the modules were bolted down to the slab and mate-line close-up materials were put in place, the building was ready for equipment installation and finished. Only a matter of a few hours passed from a bare concrete slab, to a finished, weather tight building.clear span modular building

  • PROJECT NAME:  Warehouse expansion
  • LOCATION:  Odessa, tx
  • Project TYPE upgrade expansion system/ warehouse
  • Building SIZE: 2650 sq. ft.
  • Building units: 5 Upgrade Modules
  • Available Options Include: various roof pitches, wide range of utilities, electrical wiring, electrical panels, bridge crane, heaters, wall & roof insulation, man doors, overhead doors and more.

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The UpGrade Fire Station Case Study Added

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New use for Whitley UpGrade Modules. The UpGrade Fire Station, which is located  in the heart of the nation’s capital,  Washington, DC.

Modular Genius partnered with Whitley Manufacturing to provide a two story modular structure meeting all the needs of a busy station.  The UPGrade Apparatus Bay end walls have the ability to fold under, allowing up to 3 modules to be shipped on a single flatbed trailer saving on transportation costs. The unique folding UpGrade building system could accommodate the largest fire fighting equipment,  and provide ceiling height in excess of twenty feet. Modular construction was able to serve the very unique set of requirements of the city and ensure the community was kept safe.

Read more about this DC Fire Station.