Madison Heights Salt Storage Dome
Sean Ballantine with the Department of Public Safety in Madison Heights, Michigan approached South Industries with the idea of creating a better salt storage facility for their city. With an upcoming shipment of salt looming, South Industries and engineer Chris Zweifel went right to work and completed the dome in just 10 weeks. Along with being energy efficient and natural disaster resistant, the dome is a 92’ x 33’ spherical shell on a concrete foundation wall and a spread footing, with the capacity to store 4,000 tons of salt. The dome also has two ventilation fans, high bay LED lights, and an augmented 18′ x 18′ opening allowing greater ease of access.