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Canadian Containers become Modular Motels

June 2nd, 2015 Comments off

modular_canada_containers__metronews_dot_ca__credit_and_ladacor__creditA Calgary, Alberta, Canada company that is building a modular motel in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada from steel shipping containers has plans to repeat the concept in the small town of Brudenheim near Fort Saskatchewan in central Alberta. Rhys Kane, business development director for Ladacor, says, You can modify these sea cans with our technology quite extensively so you can get nice open space. When we’re finished with it, you wouldn’t have any idea it’s made of sea cans from the outside.

He says the modular containers are superior to wood because there is no cracking or movement with the steel, they are not combustible, and they save labor costs and time, according to metronews.ca. “We have a 30,000 square foot factory in Calgary, so you have factory efficiencies. We’re recycling a piece of steel into a high-quality building product.” He adds the company is considering making affordable rental housing from the containers in Edmonton.

As MHPronews understands, there is a surplus of shipping containers in North America that are not economical to return empty to the Orient. ##

(Photo credit: metronews.ca/Ladacor-motel being constructed from modular shipping containers in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada)

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Killam Properties Increases Dividend

December 25th, 2013 Comments off

As follow-up to a story MHProNews posted Dec. 18, 2013, metronews.ca in Canada reports Killam Properties, Inc. (TSX:KSM) of Halifax, Nova Scotia has increased its monthly dividend from $0.04833 cents per share to $0.05 per share. On an annual basis the increase works out to be from $0.58 to $0.60 per share. The stock will yield about 5.9 per cent based n the company’s share price. With over 9,000 homesites, Killam is one of Canada’s largest owners of manufactured housing communities.

(Photo credit: Killam Properties, Inc.)

Community Residents without Power over Two Months

December 3rd, 2013 Comments off

Ever since a contractor accidentally cut power to the Beladean Trailer Park in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada two-and-one-half months ago, the remaining six residents (down from 11 since Sept.) have relied on generators for heat, but have been without phone service. MHProNews has learned from metronews.ca the manager of the community, Roshan Arora, has allegedly been ordered to restore power and phone service by the city three times, but blames weather and permit problems for the delay. Eighty-eight year-old Lillian Bailey says the gas in her generator runs out at 4:30 AM. The local MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly), Sue Hammell, is trying to find suitable housing for her and remaining residents. At one time she discovered the community had an open sewer running down a ditch. Arora and his brother own Punjab Cloth Warehouse, a multimillion dollar fabric business with two local warehouses and export offices around the world, according to their website. The affair has spurred politicians to review tenancy laws.

(Photo credit: Kate WEbb/metronews.com–Lillian Bailey outside her home.