On July 10, 2009, sparks from a welder's torch ignited a fire at St. Joseph Church in Sioux City, Iowa. The 117-year old structure suffered severe roof damage from the fire, as well as water and structural damage from the effort to extinguish it.
The Diocese of Sioux City contacted W.A. Klinger for help. Klinger immediately stabilized the structure and, along with church and insurance officials, assessed the damage. Klinger was then hired on to clean up the fire debris, reinforce the damaged trusses and replace the ruined trusses. Klinger also installed new roof joists and roof decking, as well as all shingles, downspouts, and gutters.
Within 85 days the building was stabilized and dried-in with a new roof .