Tara, Ontario – Calhoun Super Structure is proud to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. Founded in 1992, the family-owned, Canadian business has since developed into a leading, full-service manufacturing company, specializing in fabric building engineering and production across North America.
To commemorate this milestone, Calhoun will implement various activities and efforts throughout the year. Notably, the business will host a 30:30 Cancer Fundraiser, aiming to raise $30,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society via an online auction. This effort honors Eloise Calhoun, a key contributor to the company’s founding, who passed away in March 2004 due to breast cancer.
Through financial and in-kind donations from its dealers, business partners and others, Calhoun will host an online fundraiser throughout 2022, until the $30,000 goal is met. Supporters can bid on vacation packages, win raffle prizes, purchase sports/event tickets – such as two platinum tickets to a Toronto Maple Leafs’ game – or provide a general donation. All proceeds will go toward breast cancer research, to pay tribute to Eloise’s legacy and Calhoun’s 30 instrumental years of business.
Calhoun’s engineering experience covers a broad range of industries, including agricultural structures, commercial warehousing, sand and salt sheds, mining sites, fertilizer storage and others. The company that started by selling 30-by-70-foot fabric structures for agricultural storage has now installed over 9,000 diverse projects, with over 36 dealers in North America.
Jeremy Calhoun, chief executive officer and owner, began his career by working on the foundation crew for his father’s business – Calhoun Agri Services Ltd. – in Chesley, Ontario. From the foundation crew, Calhoun later climbed the company ladder to building crew, then sales and project management to company management. In 2000, Jeremy along with his brother and coowner, Sean, officially relaunched the company as Calhoun Super Structure – offering 32-, 42-, 52- and 62-foot-wide agricultural storage structures. The business is now headquartered in Tara, Ontario, with a newly expanded production facility in Goderich.
“Our product design, manufacturing and supply have evolved greatly over the last few decades,” said Jeremy Calhoun. “From our robust dealer network to recent production plant expansion, I’m looking forward to seeing the growth we’ll continue to accomplish for the business, as well as the local community.”
Much of the business’ success is attributed to strong relationships with its dealers. Calhoun spends an extensive amount of time, even years, researching those who can potentially help the company grow and thrive. Once dealers are brought onboard, Calhoun works diligently to develop long-term partnerships and maintain Calhoun Super Structure’s strong dealer network.
Along with its dealer network, the business continues to grow. Earlier this month, Calhoun Super Structure completed its 10,000-square-foot production plant expansion, which allows the company to fully manufacture steel frameworks and stay ahead of rising demands. Calhoun invested approximately $1 million in the expansion.
“Calhoun Super Structure’s foundation was built on diligently providing customers the attention, commitment and quality they deserve. I have no doubt that the business will continue to leverage the last 30 years of benchmark engineering and excellent service to design and deliver innovative, durable structures,” said Deanna Hope, director of marketing.