Winter construction on a new fertilizer storage for O’Toole, Inc. in Letts, Iowa, went very smoothly despite the weather. One of the great things about Monolithic Dome construction is that most of the work is done inside and out of the elements. This project highlighted that advantage.
This fertilizer storage is a great example of the most efficient single-component dome storage that can be built. It is a simple design that holds 1500 tons of urea or any other product they wish to store. Mr. O’Toole mentioned more than a few times about how he would make money with this dome. The key for him was the ability to store the fertilizer long-term. He said that If his company can buy when the price is low and availability is good, then store it for the whole year, they will seriously increase their profit margins.
It was a great project. I’d love to be building lots of these simple storage buildings.