The 32,000 mile journey of Rubb’s frequent flier

As most people familiar with our products understand, Rubb structures are easily relocatable with minimal loss of materials.

What exactly does this mean?  Unlike pre-engineered metal buildings, a Rubb structure can be disassembled, shipped and erected without having to re-manufacture the cladding.  The only components that need to be replaced are the structural bolts and some miscellaneous hardware items.

Rubb order number # 07115 came to life in 2007 as a 70’ wide by 83’ long BVE structure bound for Schoffield Barracks in Hawaii.  The building was designed for soil remediation and it was expected to be in use for two years. Rubb technicians traveled to the site and erected the structure.

Then in late 2008, a Rubb crew flew back to Hawaii to disassemble the building and pack it for transit to its new home… the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.  Using the same frame and fabric cover, the building successfully entered into service once again as an environmental shelter.

Early in 2011, we were notified that the structure needed to be disassembled and shipped “down under” to Australia!  After four years and two mobilizations, a new cover was added to our scope of work along with structural bolts and lifting hardware.  Good old #07115 successfully shipped for the third time and was installed on the other side of the world… would this be her final stop?

Eight years would pass and in 2019, Rubb got the call to take the building down and ship it back to the US, this time to Livermore, California where it sits today.  This 13 year old building, Rubb’s “Frequent Flier”, has now traveled some 32,000 miles and has served her owners very well. Where will it go from here?