Fort Worth, Texas — Cabela’s, one of the nation’s largest direct marketers and specialty retailers of hunting, fishing, camping, and related outdoor merchandise, is in the midst of a sizzling growth spurt. But its latest retail store in Fort Worth, Texas, is keeping cool thanks to spiral ductwork.

Cabela’s decision to build in Fort Worth was a high-profile coup for the nation’s 12th largest city. It was also a big deal for Spiral Pipe of Texas, which is also based in Fort Worth.

It was also a fast-paced one.

“They had the drawings the first of the year (2005). Once they decided to open by May, we had to move fast,” said Steve Dockery, vice president of sales at Spiral Pipe of Texas, which goes by the acronym “SPOT.”

“The 120,000 pounds of ductwork pretty much was done by March,” Dockery said. “That’s a job that normally would have taken months longer.”

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