Safety warning for fabric-covered buildings
A Saskatoon manufacturer of fabric-covered buildings is warning customers that some of its structures may not meet safety standards to withstand the combined effects of snow and wind.
The company makes buildings with steel frames and fabric covers. They are sold across North America.
In a release issued Friday, the company also said it doesn't have enough money to finish a design review it launched last month.
"Cover-All Building Systems Inc. is recommending that all building owners consult a structural engineer to determine whether their building meets applicable building codes," the release said.
"Further, building owners who continue to use Cover-All structures are advised to take precautions, including not using the building during severe weather, including snow, sleet, freezing rain and high winds."
Earlier Friday, a judge in Calgary placed Cover-All into receivership and approved a process that would lead to the sale of the company.
Cover-All's manufacturing plant is in Saskatoon but its corporate offices are in Calgary.
According to court documents filed when it sought protection from creditors, Cover-All owes a bank syndicate more than $55 million. The company suspended operations in March and laid off most of its workers.