Posts Tagged ‘modular workforce housing’

Modular Accommodations Supplier Declares Monthly Dividend

January 17th, 2014 Comments off

Black Diamond Structures of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, which rents and sells remote workforce housing and modular workspace solution, has announced it will pay a dividend of $0.075 per share for January, 2014. The company’s board of directors reports the dividend will be paid on February 18, 2014 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 31, 2014, with an ex-dividend date of Jan. 29, 2014. According to, Black Diamond Group operates out of 17 plants across Canada, the United States and Australia, providing turnkey lodging services, remote facility management and supply chain solutions, in addition to lodging accommodations. As MHProNews has learned, the company services a variety of industries including oil and gas, mining, power, construction, engineering, military, government and education. It also has 50 percent equity participation in certain aboriginal limited partnerships.

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Algeco, Modular Workforce Provider, Acquires Chard

December 4th, 2013 Comments off

Algeco Scotsman announces the acquisition of Chard Camp Catering Service Ltd., a provider of remote modular workforce housing and catering services, by its subsidiary, Target Logistics. With significant space for future expansion to accommodate steam-assisted gravity drainage operations, Chard owns and operates a 278-bed workforce camp just south of Fort McMurrray in Alberta, Canada. As states, this acquisition increases to 17 the number of Target Logistics properties in the U. S., Canada, and Mexico with over 5,500 beds. Brian Lash, founder and chief executive officer for Target, says, “The perfect balance of superior nutrition, home-style comfort, recreation, entertainment, fitness amenities and lodge security make up what Target Logistics coined ‘The Economics of Comfort.®’ Our approach results in greater productivity, lower attrition, enhanced morale and improved safety in the workplace. Our most important job is making sure that our guests are well-prepared to do theirs.” As MHProNews has learned, Target bills itself as the largest provider of workforce housing in the U. S.

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Workforce Housing Developer Promoting Natural Gas in Asia

November 28th, 2013 Comments off

Canadian modular builder Britco has sent senior executive Chris Gardner with British Columbia’s Premier Christy Clark on a trade mission to China promoting B.C’s natural gas to the growing economies of Asia. Three liquid natural gas facilities will be working by 2020 which will generate thousands of construction jobs, and Britco intends to provide the workforce housing for the employees. “Britco’s modular approach to building construction is a greener, smarter, faster way to build,” said Gardner. “Because we are working off-site and on-site at the same time, we are able to drive costs down and accelerate the construction schedule.” The Langley, BC-based company recently finished an 880 room facility in northern Alberta for Devon Energy which included movie theatres and recreational facilities, as tells MHProNews. Added Gardner, “The competition to recruit and retain skilled workers is intense, so companies are focused on providing a home-away-from-home experience with excellent amenities.”

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ATCO Receives Workforce Housing Contract

November 1st, 2013 Comments off

ATCO Structures & Logistics has received a contract to provide modular housing facilities and site services for a 1,200 person workforce housing facility for the Shell Carmon Creek Project near the town of Peace River in northern Alberta, Canada. According to marketwatch, ATCO is partnering with the Woodland Cree First Nation (WCFN) in supporting services to include catering, housekeeping, camp management and janitorial as well as construction. Featuring single occupancy bedrooms and extensive exercise facilities, the modular units will be manufactured at the company’s plants in Calgary, Alberta and Pocatello, Idaho. MHProNews understands ATCO will also build a 200-person office complex as part of the project. The company has operations on five continents.

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Company Moved from Single Modular Homes to Housing Developments

October 4th, 2013 Comments off

M SPACE Holdings LLC formed in 2001 to provide emergency modular housing for catastrophic events, but has since branched into building up-scale and workforce modular housing, especially in the Williston Bakken oil and gas development in North Dakota. The company currently has seven developments located across six different locations, and in Watford City, ND is building 200 modular townhomes and 200 single-family homes as permanent residences. In addition to a 5,500 square foot modular classroom complex for Williams County schools, M SPACE now acquires and develops land for homes. As the informs MHProNews, the company is completing an energy park that will include commercial and light industrial buildings.

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Modular Workforce Camp Rising in Canada

October 2nd, 2013 Comments off

Britco, one of the largest modular construction businesses in the industry, has announced plans to build a workforce housing project in northern Alberta, Canada for Devon Energy Corp. British Columbia Premier Christy Clark met with Britco officials to launch the $100 million modular project with over 1,500 rooms to be built at the company’s Penticton and Agassiz facilities, as MHProNews has learned. Work is set to begin this month with a completion date of Dec. 2015, according to Britco has operations in Australia, Canada and the U. S., employing over 1,000 workers, and recently finished an 880 room project in the same area.

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