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Champion Marks its Tenth Project in North Dakota

October 15th, 2013 Comments off

Champion Home Builders has been contracted to supply two modular apartment buildings to North Dakota’s Bakken oil formation, providing Watford City and Williston with over 100 apartments and townhomes, according to ourmidland.com. Marking Champion’s ninth and tenth project in the area, the Wolf Run Village in Watford City will consist of six buildings each with seven units, and the 72 unit Prairie Vista in Williston will accommodate sleeping space for 288 people. Phyllis Knight, president of Champion Commercial Structures, says, “The energy boom across the US and Canada has provided Champion with a significant opportunity to create cost, time and energy efficient housing solutions in very small communities that are struggling to keep up with immediate housing demand increases. Given this need, North American developers have embraced the modular building method rather quickly, and we at Champion are proud to play our part in that fundamental change in the way we build.” MHProNews knows Champion manufactures homes and buildings at 30 different facilities in North America and the United Kingdom.

(Photo credit: Champion Homes–modular home)

U. S. Modular Firm Teams with Chinese Counterpart

April 12th, 2013 Comments off

As marketwire reports, Baltimore-based Algeco Scotsman has inked a joint venture agreement with Beijing Chengdong International Modular Housing Company, Ltd. Under the brand name Algeco Chengdong, the collaboration will produce, lease and sell modular housing solutions in China, which has emerging needs for flexible, onsite, temporary accommodations in the energy, natural resource, industrial, commercial and major event sectors. While Algeco will hold the majority interest in the venture, Chengdong has solid relationships with major Chinese construction and engineering firms, and is the second largest modular space provider in China with a strong presence in Beijing. As MHProNews reported here Feb. 13, 2013, Algeco Scotsman manages over 340,000 modular units worldwide with operations in 37 countries.

(Photo credit: tradekey.com–Chinese modular house)

More Modular Housing Opens in North Dakota

February 15th, 2013 Comments off

PRWeb informs MHProNews M SPACE has begun leasing studio, one and two bedroom modular homes in the Bakken oil field area in western North Dakota. The 114 Ponderosa and 46 Ridgeview furnished homes began welcoming new residents in January in this oil boom town where some people earning $100,000 annually are living in cars and RVs in parking lots due to the housing shortage. Meanwhile, oil field workers are moving in to modular workforce duplexes rented to the energy companies. M SPACE provides commercial and residential modular housing solutions to oil and mining development companies across the nation.

(Photo credit: Casy Page/minotdailynews–Kari Andren and Mary Pipla check out a man camp workforce modular unit in Williston, ND.)

First of 40 Modular Homes is Dedicated

November 16th, 2012 Comments off

DailyCommercialNews reports from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada the first of 40 affordable two and three-bedroom modular housing units was sited in the Blairmoore neighborhood of Saskatoon. The $7.2 million project is receiving funding from the federal and provincial governments, and from their partnership with privately-held Innovative Residential, Inc., and the city of Saskatoon. Tyler Mathies of Innovative Residential says, “The Saskatchewan Housing Strategy has made it possible for us to help address housing challenges in Saskatoon with the addition of these new affordable rental units. Support for affordable housing in Saskatchewan has led to many successful public-private housing partnerships, and is driving innovation and housing solutions across the province.” As MHProNews has learned, the provincial government of Saskatchewan has earmarked $344 million to build over 12,600 new housing units across the province by 2016.

(Photo credit: Wincrief Homes, Canada)

FEMA Trailers in NYC. Can it Be?

November 6th, 2012 Comments off

The housing shortage in New York City for this winter is so acute public officials are considering FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) trailers and manufactured housing in areas outside the city where there is room to site them. Other options include area hospitals with empty beds, even state-run mental hospitals. Gov. Andrew Coumo says, “It’s going to be decided on a community by community basis. Some people will use trailers, others will use hotels, motels. You are going to have some people who need short-term housing, you have others who wil need long-term housing solutions. And those are two very different things.” As NY1 tells MHProNews, the governor says the needs will change over time.

(Photo credit: CountryLiving—New York City)

77-room Hotel Rising for Oilfield Accommodations

September 28th, 2012 Comments off

PRWeb reports GDH Housing, LLC in Covington, Louisiana will construct, deliver, and assemble a modular 77 room hotel, comprised of 48 modules, to Williston, North Dakota to ease the rapidly growing need for quality accommodations in support of the oil exploration effort. Through an agreement with modular home builder Ritz-Craft Corporation, production on the three-story hotel will begin in the fourth quarter of this year and the facility will be ready to accept its first guests in the first quarter of 2012. MHProNews has learned GDH (Global Deployable Housing) offers stackable, state-of-the-art modular housing solutions, especially in quick turn-around and disaster situations. Ritz-Craft has residential homebuilding roots dating to 1954, and its website states it is the largest family-owned modular home builder in the nation.

(Photo credit: GDH Housing, LLC)

Aussie Modular for Residential or Industrial Housing

June 28th, 2012 Comments off

Daily Mercury reports from Australia, housing solutions company Tektum has developed a modular house with two to four bedrooms, 80% complete when it leaves the factory in one and one half standard shipping containers, and occupancy-ready within several days. The homes feature solar water heating, double-glazed windows, rain water recycling and compact fluorescent lighting. Sydney-based Tektum also offers a mine accommodation option that divides the home into three units, attracting attention from coal mining companies seeking better accommodations for their employees. MHProNews has learned the modular homes have earned a six-star NatHERS (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme) rating, similar to LEED certification.

(Photo credit: Daily Mercury/Tektum)