Project Description


Cubic feet added

26 ft.

Clear height added


Area volume increase

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Project Details

Location: Laredo, TX
Roof Square Footage: 73,480
Clear Height Before: 18 feet
Clear Height After: 44 feet
Building Use Before: food distribution
Building Use After: food distribution
Owner: Vilore Foods Company
General Contractor: Rooflift Specialists
Subcontractor: Strong Structural Steel
Subcontractor: Malin
Architect/Engineer Plump Engineering Inc.

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Project Description

  • Pre-engineered metal building
  • Outgrew existing facility
  • Able to maintain logistical location advantage
  • Retained skilled workforce
  • Raised entire existing roof structure
  • Reused / recycled entire current structure
  • Lifting proved to be the most feasible and efficient solution
  • Roof raised an additional 26 feet
  • Increase of usable interior space by 144%

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We at Polaris were very amazed at the efficiency and dedication exhibited by your employees. This dedication contributed greatly to a successful project completed ahead of schedule. Rooflifters personnel were always concerned not only for the safety of their own employees but also were very attentive to Polaris employees who were in the area while all the preparation for the lift was taking place.

Deland Broten, Polaris Industries
When we’re working with an incumbent building, height restrictions can sometimes prevent us from utilizing the full capabilities of our equipment. Finally there’s a way to avoid the capital costs of reconstruction or a new building.
Bill Torrens, RMT Robotics

I was speaking with a real estate agent who was bemoaning the fact that he couldn’t sell an industrial building because of its low ceiling, …and one thing led to another.

Daniel Siegel, Planit Construction

One of the reasons companies are moving is they’re looking for modern buildings elsewhere, with greater height underneath the joists. If we can persuade a company to raise the roof to allow for more warehousing space, so they don’t need to relocate outside Toronto, then we’ve saved jobs and taxes.

Ronald Rea, Toronto Economic Development

If we were to turn that whole building into rubble and start fresh, it would cost a whole lot more money than it’s costing to just raise the roof and fix it up. We’re just lifting the roof and adding steel.

John Lagorakis, John Vince Foods