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Northeast Shop Rebuild, Schweiss Distributing - Hector, Minnesota

Schweiss Doors

Posted: May 10, 2023 | Projects

Schweiss Doors is the premier manufacturer of hydraulic and bifold liftstrap doors. Their doors are custom made to any size for any type of new or existing building, allowing architects and builders to do amazing things with their buildings. Schweiss also offers a cable-to-liftstrap conversion package.  

Photograph courtesy of Schweiss Doors

Schweiss recently erected a new manufacturing facility which will also serve as a showcase for the company’s new freestanding header frames. A post-frame building erected in 1960 was torn down to make room for the 90'×94' metal building with an inside clearance of 20 feet. The building features three hydraulic doors that illustrate the company’s freestanding header frames integrated into the hydraulic doors, allowing the doors to support themselves with no reliability on the building structure itself.  

“The freestanding header frames are another unique innovation from Schweiss Doors,” says Mike Schweiss, owner of Schweiss Doors. “The building and freestanding hydraulic door design will be a real exhibit that displays the new stand-alone hydraulic door. There’s nothing on the market like it.” 

The doors measure 20'×14'; 28'×17; and 37'7"×17'. The gray wall panels of the building are 3" expanded polyurethane sandwich panels with an R-value of 21. The doors are all sheeted with 2" ribbed tin, with a black exterior and a flat liner inside sheeting, allowing for two inches of insulation for an R-value of 14. 

Schweiss added that the expansion will serve as an additional door building shop, featuring six welders and custom-designed hoist systems throughout the facility to help maneuver the door frames. 

Production in the new facility started during the first week of March 2023.

Architect Owner
Schweiss Doors
72121 470th Street, Hector, MN 55342

Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
General Contractor
Schweiss Doors
72121 470th Street
Hector, MN 55342

Location: Hector, Minnesota
Date Bid: Jun 2022
Construction Period: Oct 2022 to Feb 2023
Total Square Feet: 8,460
Building Sizes: First floor, 8,460; total, 8,460 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 33'1"; total, 33'1".
Number of Buildings: One.
Basic Construction Type: Structural steel.
Foundation: Slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU.
Roof: Metal, insulated sandwich panel. 
Floors: Concrete.

Click here to view the full cost details for this project in the May/June 2023 issue of DCD