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LA Modular is Building of the Month

October 8th, 2014 Comments off

star_apartments_modular__ourmidland_com__creditThe Modular Building Institute has awarded Star Apartments in Los Angeles, California as the Building of the Month. The 51 modules by Guerdon Enterprises LLC of Boise, Idaho for the Skid Row Housing Trust provides 102 apartments, each about 350 square feet, created with a community-minded open design with rooftop spaces for recreation and pedestrian traffic. The 92,000 square feet complex features energy-efficient appliances, low-VOC finishes for air quality, bicylce storage in the building’s garage, and earned LEED Platinum Certification, according to The apartments were constructed above an existing retail building which was gutted and renovated to provide support for the modular apartments. Last month’s Modular Building of the Month was Ruth Lake Lodge in Alberta, Canada, as MHProNews reported Sept. 18, 2014. ##

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Clayton Tops Largest Homebuilder List

August 13th, 2014 Comments off

clayton_homesWith more than 25,000 homes sold in 2013, for the second consecutive year Clayton Homes of Maryville, Tennessee has earned the title of America’s Largest Homebuilder, according to This honor is based on the total number of site-built homes in 2013 as reported by Builder Magazine, and the number of manufactured homes (MH) Clayton shipped, as enumerated by the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). Kevin Clayton, CEO of Clayton Homes, says “Our purpose statement is about opening doors to better lives. Though we did this more than any other home provider, I am more proud of the passion that our 12,000 team members have in making sure our customers enjoy a first class experience of home ownership. We are grateful to all of our loyal customers who have placed their trust in the value of a Clayton Home.” MHProNews knows Jim Clayton started the business in 1956 in East Tennessee, and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway acquired Clayton in 2003. ##

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Free Manufactured Home offered to Military Veterans

June 12th, 2014 Comments off

The manager of nine manufactured housing communities (MHCs) across Michigan, HomeFirst™ is giving away a manufactured home to a returning military veteran or family. The essay-based contest winner will receive a new residence in either Riverbrook (New Haven) or Springrove (Springfield Township), according to, and will only be responsible for the monthly rental of $425 or less. Says Danya Mallad, Director of Sales and Marketing: “With all the sacrifices our military makes overseas – forgoing family and the comforts of home – they deserve our respect and gratitude when they come back. HomeFirst™ is showing its appreciation to the men and women who serve our country by giving away a free home to a military family.” In 500 words or less the essay should document why the family needs a new home. MHProNews has learned the cutoff date for submissions is Sept. 30, 2014. ##

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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 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)