Potato Storage Buildings

Your trusted partner for effective potato storage solutions

Potato Storage for Agro Partners with Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction

As leading general contractors in Medicine Hat, our dedicated team continuously provides exceptional customer service, upholds our commitment to project excellence, and fosters connections within the communities we serve.

We specialize in agricultural, ranching, and farming sector builds across Alberta and Saskatchewan. Our range of services encompasses turnkey solutions, construction management, building renovations, and general repairs.

We focus on agricultural projects of all sizes, from commodity storage to quonset buildings, but the most important part of working with our agricultural clients is building long lasting partnerships!

Nurturing Alberta's Potato Industry

Alberta's potato industry is a cornerstone of the provincial agricultural economy, and is currently experiencing robust growth. Contributing significantly to the Canadian and Alberta economies, the sector reached $2.78 billion and $2.31 billion, respectively, in 2022.

The industry’s high stable yields and available area for production expansion continue to drive heightened interest and investments by potato processors and packers.

As the industry expands, we hope to stand as a trusted partner for effective potato storage solutions – such a crucial component of a thriving potato farming operation!

Recent Potato Storage Projects

Kamper Potato Storage

Located in Burdett, Alberta, this 156’ by 284’ pre-engineered steel rigid frame building can store up to 12,000 metric tons of potatoes.

The building contains four different storage bins, each self-contained, which allows them to be controlled separately. The building is equipped with a Tolsma ventilation system, which is used to cool the potatoes and keep temperature levels stable.

One of the most important elements of the building design was to work with the ventilation system chosen by the client – keeping the product safely stored and fresh is always top priority! This involved collaborating with the ventilation/air system supplier to provide the best design and solution possible for the client.

Project Timeline Urgency

We had to ensure that the project timeline was delivered as promised, as the client needed the potato storage facility in time for the next harvest. If we missed our timeline or were late on our schedule, this would have major implications for the farming operation!

For this Medicine Hat construction project, we took a staggered approach. We started with the foundation work in the Autumn to save on additional heating and hoarding costs associated with winter construction, which allowed time to order the steel building package and have it arrive in time to erect over the winter and spring months for a summer completion.

Why Choose Us For Your Potato Storage Needs?

Nearly 45 Years of Experience: With a rich history in design-build construction, we bring unmatched expertise to every potato storage project.

Client-Centric Approach: Your vision is our priority. We collaborate closely with you and ensure our storage solution aligns perfectly with your needs.

Timely Project Delivery: We understand the urgency of the agricultural industry. Our approach ensures that we have the best chance of on-time completion.

Innovative Solutions: From individual control bins to state-of-the-art ventilation systems, we craft solutions that elevate your potato storage facilities.

Get in touch with the SWMW team today!

Whether it's a custom design built to specification or a pre-engineered structural design, our team has you covered. Get in touch with the Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction team - and we'll bring your project to life.