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Modular Homes Still Rising in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

July 27th, 2015 Comments off

Connecticut_modular__the_news-times__autumn_driscoll__john_mcnamara_with_modular_homeMany people have likely forgotten Superstorm Sandy, as the third anniversary of that devastating storm that ripped up the Eastern Seaboard approaches, but in Connecticut, Westchester Modular Homes of Fairfield County has opened an office in Bethel, CT to continue dealing with the victims of that storm. As courant informs MHProNews, residents are receiving assistance from the government.

Company president Paul Scazlo said, “Our New Jersey branch started shortly before us, but we quickly began getting calls from Connecticut residents to help with their homes. It led into our involvement with the Connecticut Department of Housing’s Community Development Block Grant and the Superstorm Sandy disaster recovery program, which provided funding to victims of the storm, and we became one of the two authorized modular home builders for the fund.

The company has finished over a dozen modular homes ranging in price from 240,000 to $1.4 million, and from 800 square feet for a postage stamp size lot up to nearly 6,000 square feet, depending upon customization and the customer’s budget.

Much to the surprise of the state, they can complete a house in four to eight weeks, much quicker than the six to eight months it normally rakes for a comparable stick-built home. The company provides 3-D renditions of the home so customers can clearly see a model of exactly what they want. One customer, John McNamara, said “The longest part of the whole process was the application and forms from the town.” ##

(Photo credit:thenews-times/Autumn Driscoll-John McNamara with new modular home)

matthew-silver-daily-business-news-mhpronews-comArticle submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.

Drew Resets Earnings Report

October 31st, 2012 Comments off

FinanzNachrichten reports Drew Industries, Inc. (NYSE:DW) has rescheduled its third quarter, 2012 earnings report due to the severity of Hurricane Sandy’s effect on the eastern seaboard. The component maker for the MH and RV industries through its wholly-owned subsidiaries Lippert Components, Inc., and Kinro, Inc., will deliver Q3 financials before the market opens Thurs., Nov. 1, with a conference call and webcast to follow the same day at 1 PM eastern time. Fred Zinn, President and CEO of Drew said, “We have made this decision in view of the exceptional circumstances created by Hurricane Sandy along the eastern seaboard. At this time our primary focus must be the safety of our employees along the path of the storm.” As MHProNews reported Oct. 17, 2012, Drew was originally set to present the Q3 numbers Oct. 31, 2012. To hear the webcast, go to Drew operates 31 factories across the U.S.

(Photo credit: Kinro, Inc., subsidiary of Drew Ind.)