D&G Ferguson Potato Farms

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D&G Ferguson Potato Farms

Project Details

The expansive potato farm needed an equally large storage barn to fit millions of Farmer Vander Zaag’s harvest.

Food storage requires storage conditions that are guaranteed to maintain their temperature to ensure their freshness. Farmer Vander Zaag’s potatoes needed storage that will last for many months, using construction materials that will help to maintain the storage barn’s temperatures and last for many decades.

Tilt Wall devised a hybrid approach to this challenge, resulting in an exterior built of wood, with insulated concrete panels making up the interior walls. The six-inch-thick solid concrete walls use thermal mall properties to keep temperatures in line with the strict humidity requirements needed to maintain potatoes.


Location & Year

Alliston, Ontario



General Contractor

Double O Construction Inc.

Structural Engineer

McNeil Engineering & Construction Inc


Vander Zaag


Building Footprint

22,000 sq ft

Building Height


Total # of Panels


Weight of Heaviest Panel

105,000 lbs

Height of Tallest Panel


Size of Largest Panel

875 sq ft

Project Finish

Paint and Reveal

Non-Insulated Panels

17,200 sq ft

Insulated Panels

0 sq ft

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Tilt Wall is a subcontractor committed to bringing a superior building product to the Ontario construction industry since 2001. With its tilt-up construction and design experience it is able to assist their clients design buildings with lasting beauty and value. It takes pride in building lasting relationships, and impacting the lives of those around them in positive ways.

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