Rubb and Sprague Energy’s 37 year history

Rubb USA President David Nickerson and Sprague Energy’s Sean McKenzie look back on the companies’ history, spanning 37 years and 7 Rubb buildings.

The oldest Rubb Building on Portland harbor, appropriately called Rubb 1 was erected in 1983 and still has its original PVC cladding. The harbor now has 7 buildings, with the most recent being erected in 2006. Used primarily for conditioning high quality newsprint, the 54,000 square foot (5,000 m2) intermodal facility is truly state of the art. In addition to an array of doors, dock seals, dock levelers, rail canopies, and 60 foot candle lighting system, the 170′ x 320′ (52m x 98m) BVE range structure utilizes a sophisticated air turnover and environmental control system.

The 7 port warehouses also widthstood the storm of October 29, 2o17, which devastated much of Maine. With wind gusts up to 70mph, only one structure sustained damage worthy of a service call.

Rubb 4, a 115’ x 150’ x 16’ BVL, built in 1995 at Merrill Marine Terminal, in Portland, suffered a tear along a welded seam due to pressure from the wind gusts. The fabric clad warehouse still has its original roof membrane. The Rubb service team repaired this issue within a number of days.

“We’ve always had Rubb. We are completely satisfied, why would we go anywhere else?” – Sean McKenzie, Sprague Energy.

Take a look at our history and long standing relationship with Sprague Energy in the video below: