Prefabricated Metal Self-Storage Facility in Fort Pierre, South Dakota
Sunward Steel Buildings, Inc., manufactured and supplied this pre-engineered steel mini storage building for a customer in Fort Pierre, South Dakota, in April of 1999.
In the time since, the building has undergone use as ABC Storage, a self-storage facility near the Oahe Dam area that caters to customers with traditional, classic car, boat, and RV storage needs. Secure, well-lit, and accessible 24/7, ABC Storage provides an affordable, secure place to store goods, boats, and vehicles while preserving their resale value and protecting them from the South Dakota elements.
The metal self-storage center offers storage units in three sizes, which include 12’x30’ units, 14’x30’ units, and 16’x40’ units. The facility also provides outdoor, fenced-in storage space for campers and RVs.
Affordable Construction for the Self-Storage Industry
Prefabricated steel mini storage buildings continue to gain popularity alongside the recession-resistant self-storage industry, delivering a steady revenue stream for their owners. Easy and cheap to raise thanks to their preconstructed nature, metal buildings are also easy to maintain over their lifetimes, resulting in low ownership costs.
This particular steel building has housed the belongings of renters for more than two decades, keeping cars, boats, RVs, and other assets safe and damage-free. Located just minutes from the Fort Pierre boat ramp on Lake Sharpe, it makes for an ideal storage facility for those who regularly use Lake Sharpe for water recreation.
Part of the Pierre, South Dakota micropolitan area, the city of Fort Pierre falls within the borders of Stanley County, in the central part of the state. Its sits across the Missouri River from Pierre, about 52 miles from Murdo.
Boasting an attractive, Royal Blue exterior, the mini storage building is comprised of heavy-duty, 26-gauge steel components and stands 30’x140’x10’ when raised. The roof of the storage building is comprised of hardwearing, corrosion-resistant Galvalume steel paneling and has a 1:12 pitch and White trim that enhances the business’s curb appeal.
Each storage unit has its own mini storage door so that renters have individualized access, and other notable customizations include an 85-mph wind speed rating. The latter enhances the storage facility’s structural integrity with respect for the typical climate and wind patterns of the region, and it also allows the building to maintain compliance with applicable building codes.