Exhibitor Profile: Sprung Structures

First-Time Exhibiter Brings Tension Fabric Hangar Technology to Europe

26 May 2016

Sprung Structures has been in business since 1887, originally making canvas-wear goods in Western Canada. Today, the Calgary-based manufacturer builds tension fabric hangars and other large structures for aviation and military customers all over the world.

Exhibitor Profile: Sprung Structures

“Business aviation is big for us,” said Jonathon Fenton, Sprung’s business development manager for Europe, Africa and Japan. “We build hangars, ground handling structures, maintenance facilities, even fire stations. Our customers are based at airports and looking for cost effective, quick and relocatable buildings.”

With 200 employees in Calgary and Salt Lake City, UT, the family-owned business is expanding fast in Europe and Africa, thanks to its high quality products.

“We’re the inventor of the tension fabric structure,” said Fenton. “Phil Sprung, Sr. invented it in the late 1960s.” Sprung’s structures are built with extruded aluminum I-beams, a double layer of Tedlar-coated membrane and nine inches of formaldehyde-free insulation.

“It’s basically like an airtight duvet, so it provides 25 percent greater efficiency for heating and cooling,” said Fenton.

This is the first time Sprung Structures has exhibited at EBACE. “We’re here trying to broaden our footprint in Europe, so we’re here where at the center of business aviation,” said Fenton. “We’ve had some solid inquiries and definite follow-ups, even on the first morning of the show.”

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