The United Methodist Congregation placed roots in Burlington, Iowa in 1834. In April 2007, the church fell victim to arson. After much planning, the congregation voted to rebuild the fire-damaged building.
Cascade Manufacturing was involved in providing roof trusses for the church reconstruction and an additional buildng which was to serve the parish for office/meeting space. The United Methodist Church was able to take advantage of several new building practices to improve upon the older design and features:
- Cold-formed steel spans supporting the roof in the gymnasium eliminating interior columns.
- Custom-designed steel trusses to match existing roof and preserve interior and exterior beauty.
- Steel trusses provided a strong, non-combustible solution for this project.
View a gallery of photos from the fire, compliments of The Burlington Hawkeye