Recently I wrote about our aging production facilities. Last week I was at a production site that had generally excellent maintenance. The slats were 16 years old and showed only moderate erosion at the edges of the feed saver mats. There was limited ceiling liner rusting around ceiling inlets, all curtains were in good repair, etc.
However, one structural item that wasn’t thought about was the metal lateral bracing straps. They had been replaced in some of the facilities, but then forgotten about.