Graettinger, IA (March 2, 2012) Energy Panel Structures (EPS), a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered building systems, offers their clients in the food processing industry a fast and cost-effective way to build climate-controlled facilities. With their unique strength, TuffyTM pre-engineered structural insulated panels (SIPs) by EPS eliminate the need for structural steel in building construction.
The structural strength of TuffyTM systems comes from the innovative foam core construction of the insulated wall panels. Expanded polystyrene foam, an excellent thermal insulator commonly used in the construction industry, is laminated to plywood, aluminum, or fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) substrates using a moisture-resistant adhesive. The product is a maintenance-free building material with high tolerance for temperature extremes as well as the structural strength required to support insulated roof panels.
Facilities built with TuffyTM wall panels require no interior columns for spans of up to 100 feet. And because no girts or other steel structural members are exposed, TuffyTM leaves plenty of room for flexibility in space usage. Moreover, buildings constructed using TuffyTM systems can be erected in days, allowing for more savings in labor and financing.
EPS insulated wall panels are unaffected by moisture and have no gaps for air filtration, making TuffyTM buildings energy-efficient as well as cost-effective. TuffyTM also offers 50% higher thermal resistance (R-values of R19, R26, or R33) compared
to stick-built facilities an added plus for businesses in the food processing industry.
TuffyTM building applications include freezer and cooler buildings, food processing facilities, retail outlets, and other controlled environments. All adhesives used in production are approved by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) and all surfaces are accepted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). TuffyTM is designed to meet and exceed most national building code requirements.
In addition to high performance pre-engineered SIPs such as TuffyTM, EPS also produces cost-effective post frame/ pole building plans and packages for the agricultural, commercial, and industrial markets. The primary applications of the panel and post frame construction model include horse barn plans and blueprints for dairy holding areas and other livestock confinement facilities.
About Energy Panel Structures
Energy Panel Structures (EPS) is a 100% employee-owned company specializing in the manufacture of insulated panel systems for cold storage facilities and other pre-engineered buildings. Their 110,000-square foot facility in Iowa churns out pre-engineered products for agricultural, industrial, commercial, and residential applications. EPS products include SIPs, post frame/ pole building plans, horse barn plans and building packages, walk-in freezers, and more.
EPS is located at 102 East Industrial Park, Graettinger, IA. For orders and inquiries, call (712) 859-3219 today.