Hangar Upgrades Pave the 'Run' way for Expansion at Oklahoma City Airport

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Rubb Building Systems, a steel framed fabric structure market leader, has helped OKC expand aviation service capabilities by attaching two new fabric covered hangar additions onto existing hangars.

Rubb hangar addition at OKC

"Rubb's ability to flexibly adapt our structures allows airports such as OKC to modernize and upgrade services. ....a win-win for the airport, the tenant(AAR) and the taxpayer". States Rubb Sales Executive Sean Hickey.

Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City was facing a challenge: How to modernize existing older hangars and expand the airports ability to service larger planes. This all needed to be done on a limited budget and within a tight timeline. Enter Rubb Building Systems of Sanford Maine: with design help from Oklahoma based FSB Architects and Engineers a plan to provide the airport with needed hangar modernization and added space in the form of two(2) steel framed, fabric covered hangar extensions was devised.

The Rubb hangar extensions measure 150 ft wide by 89 ft long for Hangar "A" and 45 ft long for "B". Both hangars have 30ft legs and are engineered to support panel Assa-Abloy Megadoors. "What a challenge" proclaims Rubb Head Engineer Gary Sutryn. "In my 35 years here at Rubb this was one of our more challenging projects." Rubb has grown accustomed to complex projects and according to Rubb President Dave Nickerson. "This was an intricate project requiring precise engineering all combined with working cooperatively with a GC, architect, the state of Oklahoma and the airport commission. At the end of the day the results has everyone smiling"

Many airports across America are facing similar challenges. How to expand services and facilities within a taxpayer friendly budget. According to Rubb Sales Executive Sean Hickey "Rubb's ability to flexibly adapt our structures allows airports such as OKC to modernize and upgrade services while retaining and leveraging existing airport assets. Rubb's engineering and highly professional installation team were able to bring together the new with the old....a win-win for the airport, the tenant(AAR) and the taxpayer".

Rubb Building Systems is a world leader in the design and manufacture of custom made relocatable engineered fabric structures.

Highlights include ground-breaking military buildings (aircraft hangars, shelters, storage facilities), specialized aviation buildings and structures for a variety of sectors including sport, ports, construction, bulk storage and environmental (waste and recycling).

Rubb buildings are noted for their quality components, flexibility in design, energy efficiencies, and quick construction. With little or no maintenance, Rubb is the industry leader in cost effective storage solutions. Buildings can be equipped with Rubb’s patented Thermohall® insulation system and can support most door systems along with HVAC, dehumidification and lighting systems.

All products are designed and manufactured at Rubb’s USA plant in Sanford, Maine.

The Rubb Group also has plants in the UK, Norway and Poland.

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