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Modular Designer begins in U. S., Flourishes in Canada

July 4th, 2013 Comments off

Hive Modular of Minneapolis suffered mightily during the recession, but the company has been growing in Canada, enough to have three locations: Altona in Manitoba, Toronto, and one will be set to the east in Quebec. Hive started as a “night job” in 2005 by Paul Stankey and two friends, and has produced 25 custom homes. As MHProNews reported Sept. 21, 2012, a highly energy efficient, 2,075 square foot green house with three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths was sited in Calgary for around $160 a foot. Hive offers custom made modulars to fit lot sizes and conditions, and the modules arrive on site complete: Painted drywall, electricals, fireplace, flooring, windows and kitchen. One feature offered by Hive is Plyboo cabinets—plywood-like material but made from bamboo with exposed edges that resemble marquetry. According to the globeandmail, one customer says, “You’d start getting pictures and half your house was built.”

(Photo credit: Paul Stankey/theglobeandmail)

MH Component Maker Expanding

January 28th, 2013 Comments off

WoodworkingNetwork reports Okaply Industries, a producer of plywood, vinyl laminated panels, MDF, particleboard and mouldings for the manufactured housing and commercial modular industries, is opening a fully-equipped moulding dept. at its facility in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Based in Opa, Quebec, just north of Montreal, Okaply opened the plant in Calgary in April, 2012 to better service its western Canada customers. MHProNews has learned Okaply is celebrating its 46th year in business.

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Modular Home Builder Acquires Competitor

February 13th, 2012 Comments off

ModularHomeCoach informs MHProNews.com Canadian modular home builder Alouette Homes has been acquired by Quebec modular homes manufacturer Bonneville Homes. According to Danny Bonneville, co-president of Bonneville, “This acquisition will double the size of our production facilities and allow us to move forward with the ambitious growth program we introduced a few years ago.” While the terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, Bonneville, the largest producer of factory-built homes in Quebec, will be able to produce 1,000 homes a year. With 300 current employees, Bonneville will take over Alouette’s model home site at Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby and the plant at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Rochelle.

(Photo credit: Bonneville Homes—shown Bonneville home office)