Rubb & Cocoon to build 100,000 sq. ft. Marine Corps. facility

Marine Force Storage Command (MFSC) is charged with making sure the equipment it stores is ready when the Corps needs it. To help maintain peak readiness, MFSC has called on Rubb and Cocoon to provide a 100,000 sq. ft. facility to include a dehumidification system.

The Corrosion-Free Environment will consist of two 100’ by 500 ’ linked structures for a total footprint of 200’ by 500’ and will be used primarily for vehicle storage. The challenge with vehicles is that their various components corrode at different RH levels. For example, the environment has to be dry enough to protect computer systems and electronics, but not so dry as to put rubber and elastomers at risk. The sweet spot is a relative humidity (RH) level of 40% (+/- 5%) which completely protects every component and ensures these critical assets will be in peak readiness when they’re needed.

Image courtesy CPL. Justin Huffty

Also included is a remote monitoring service that provides real-time alerts and encrypted weekly and monthly reports to ensure the facility stays at optimal RH levels.

The facility is expected to be operational within 12 months thanks to the utilization of steel-framed fabric structures engineered and manufactured by Rubb Building Systems. Our building code compliant structures can be operational in far less time—and at far lower cost—than traditional construction.

Cocoon, Inc. is Rubb Building System’s partner when it comes to all thing military. They do business globally with all branches of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and Foreign Military allies, providing products and services that protect military assets from the elements and reduce corrosion for the purpose of increasing readiness, decreasing costs, and extending asset lifecycles.