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Modular Workforce Housing Supplier Going Upscale

June 12th, 2014 Comments off

Having built modular housing since 1947, Atco Structures and Logistics is upping the ante for its workforce housing as companies battle for skilled labor in an increasingly competitive market, according to calgarysun.com. With new models featuring large bedrooms with double beds, full showers, sound-dampening walls and walk-in closets, Jason Kialeu of Atco Commercial says, “Our clients have put a focus on amenities and quality of accommodations. It’s an evolution—it’s constant improvement. We just want to raise the bar a little bit.” Atco has a modular unit on display at the Global Petroleum Show at Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada which is drawing exhibitors and attendees from across the globe. MHProNews.com understands the company has built work camps in over 100 countries during the last 65 years. ##

(Photo credit: Atco Structures and Logistics–workforce housing in northern Alberta, Canada)

Factory-built Homes Covered by New Mandatory Warranty

January 15th, 2014 Comments off

Alberta, Canada’s New Home Buyer Protection Act will offer more consumer protection when the mandatory warranty protection takes effect Feb. 1, 2014. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association-Alberta initially offered coverage on new homes beginning in 1974, and the new act ensures all builders meet the same standards. Modular and manufactured homes are included in the coverage, unless they will be used as purpose-built rentals, social housing, Habitat for Humanity, hotels or motels. According to calgarysun.com, materials and labor are covered for a year, utility systems for two years, defects to the building envelope for five years, and structural defects for ten years. The single-family home limit is $265,000 and $130,000 for a multi-family unit. As MHProNews has learned, homeowners have a responsibility to notify the warranty provider within a reasonable time and take steps to prevent additional damage.

(Photo credit: Champion Homes–new manufactured home being delivered)