IVP Plastic's existing manufacturing building 1 of 3 buildings collapsed due to snow on March 24th of 2018. The building was demolished and a newly constructed Free Span Pre-Engineered Building replaced the collapsed building.
Some in progress construction videos:
Replacing Collapsed Section of the Building
Outside, 8 inches of heavy, wet snow piled and then drifted as a spring-time blizzard hammered central Illinois with wind gusts up to 40 mph.
It was all too much for the 26-year-old rounded roof over IVP's main manufacturing building. The arc-shaped structure, where 17 of the factory's 19 presses were housed, caved in.
The building was demolished and a newly constructed Free Span Pre-Engineered Building replaced the collapsed building. The new facility has a restroom that doubles as an emergency shelter, plus an existing outdoor shelter that is rated to withstand tornadoes.
After weathering the snow storm that brought down the roof and flooded the IVP Plastics faciity in Washington, IL, employees managed to keep on track for a record sales year and earn industry honors and a certification.