Case Study

A Durable Scale House in 3 Weeks

Durability Meets Speed

During harvest each year, the team at one of the world’s largest processors of frozen potato products records the net weight of its potatoes using a large scale and a workspace called a scale house. When the team needed a durable scale house solution quickly, they turned to Falcon Structures.


Key Challenges

Key Challenges: Budget Deadline & Longevity

The company needed to act fast on its remaining budget, leaving the team no time to wait for a long-drawn-out construction process. They also wanted to avoid sending a crew to its remote facility, whom they would have to put through site safety training—which would only extend the timeline.

Aside from the short timeline requirement, the structure’s durability was also a top priority. The harvest season is only two months long, meaning the team would leave the scale house dormant for the remainder of the year to face the elements. Longevity was essential. 

The team set out to find a new, off-the-shelf solution that was easy to transport. They wanted it to match the surrounding steel structures and look professional. Shipping containers were at the top of their minds.

The Solution: A Ready-Made Container Structure

The Idaho-based company looked around for a local shipping container scale house but couldn’t find anything that fit their timeframe. So they turned to Falcon Structures for a ready-made 20-foot workspace solution, which arrived on-site only three weeks after purchasing.

Falcon’s in-stock shipping container office checked off all of the scale house requirements. It was ready to ship, new, easy to set up, and will remain reliable well beyond the next harvest season. The on-site team was able to set up power connections and pour the concrete foundation ahead of time, allowing for a fully operational scale house in just three days. 


The Solution


Key Features Include

  • One 20-foot container
  • Three windows
  • One door
  • Climate control and insulation
  • Interior and exterior lighting