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Exclusive Features | FALCON STRUCTURES
Falcon Structures modifies its
shipping containers on-site
at its manufacturing facility.
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FALCON STRUCTURES CONTINUES TO GROW ITS PORTFOLIO OF PROJECTS. BY JIM HARRIS
he closure of the Columbus Motor
Speedway in 2016 left its host, the
Village of Obetz, Ohio, with both a
challenge and an opportunity. The
village wanted to redevelop the property
with a structure that would be large enough
to host the home games of the Ohio Machine, a Major League Lacrosse team; as well
as major events such as the popular Obetz
With the Ohio Machine's first game
scheduled in less than a year, the village
needed a very large structure built in a
short period of time. To solve this problem,
the village looked to Falcon Structures.
In summer 2017, Falcon Structures
completed the new $15 million stadium,
Fortress Obetz. Completing a structure
akin to the 6,500-seat, 71,112-square-foot
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Fortress would normally take two years.
However, Falcon Structures needed only six
months to pull off the feat.
Composed of 122 shipping containers,
Fortress Obetz is the largest structure of
* Headquarters: Manor, Texas
* Specia y: Shipping container-based
structures / modular construction
"My vision for 10 to 15 years
from now is at when omeone begins a project, ey look
at modular construction as an
- Stephen Shang, CEO
its kind built in the United States. Falcon
Structures modified the containers in its
manufacturing facility in Manor, Texas,
then shipped them to Ohio, where a crew
from the company and local contractors
assembled the Fortress.
"This is a spectacular project and a forerunner for the container-based structures
industry," CEO Stephen Shang says.
The structure includes second-level patio
decks as well as bathroom and concession
areas. The Fortress' towers are made from
upright 40-foot containers, while the rest of
the structure consists of horizontal containers stacked next to and on top of each other.
Since its completion, Fortress Obetz has
earned the company accolades including
an award for best permanent assembly of a
modular structure at the 35th annual World