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Modular Housing part of Refinery Expansion in Middle East

July 1st, 2013 Matthew Silver Comments off

The expansion of an oil refinery in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia will make it the world’s largest integrated oil refinery and petrochemical production facility, and modular builder Red Sea Housing will provide housing for the 9,000 employees working on the expansion. The 527,000 square foot facility will include accommodations for all levels of workers, conference rooms, utility buildings, data centers, food prep and dining, recreation, mosques and supermarkets. As MHProNews has learned from Middle East business resource ame.com, Red Sea will also maintain the ongoing needs of the modular community. Managed by Petro Rabigh, the giant facility sits on  the Red Sea Shore and covers 7.5 square miles.

(Photo credit: Red Sea Housing–modular building)

Bahamas Firm may Produce Modular Homes

May 14th, 2013 Matthew Silver Comments off

Tribune242 reports from the Bahamas the VTrade Company, now operating its light manufacturing business out of an 86,000 foot warehouse, is considering making modular homes or electric cars and expanding into an available 240,000 square foot facility in Freeport. The firm currently makes energy efficient light bulbs, distributes hardware products and operates a third party logistics business, picking, packing, and shipping product for others. The company is looking to add more value instead of just distribution, and is in talks with a company that makes highly-insulated modular homes. As MHProNews has learned, Robert Myers of VTrade says real growth will come from manufacturing.

(Photo credit: Dickinson Homes–modular home under construction)

Forest City Ratner Moves Ahead with Modular Project

November 28th, 2012 Matthew Silver Comments off

Real Estate Weekly tells MHProNews groundbreaking for the first phase of developer Forest City Ratner Companies’ (FCRC) Atlantic Yards modular project in Brooklyn will be held Dec. 18 with completion set for 2014. Built in partnership with Skanska USA, a Swedish modular firm, and designed by architectural firm ShoP, the 32-story building will have 363 living units, 181 of which will be for low-to-moderate income residents and 182 for market rate. There will be 150 studio apartments, 165 one-bedroom and 48 two-bedroom units. The 125 unionized workers will be organized into a newly-formed Modular Division of the Building and Construction Trades Council, and will build the 930 modules in a 100,000 square foot facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. William Femming, president and CEO of Skanska USA Building, says, “With this project and with our partnership with FCRC and the Construction Trades, we are also building a new industry that has potential to become New York City’s newest export, a product and process that can transform how construction is done in this century. We are proud to bring our expertise in prefabrication to the residential market for the first time in New York City.”

(Image credit: Real Estate Weekly–Forest Ratner Brooklyn project)

Modern Modular Home Featured

October 1st, 2012 Matthew Silver Comments off

The history of the modular Deck House will be the focus of a symposium in Lincoln, Mass. Oct 10, according to WickedLocal. Founded by Bob Brownell in 1959, the exposed post and beam construction homes feature free flow interiors of upscale materials such as mahogany wood and slate, much different than the aluminum and linoleum used in other modular homes at the time. The large floor to ceiling windows help connect with a natural environment to give the sense of living outdoors. Originally built locally, 80 of the homes remain in Lincoln, where it is the most numerous house style. 20,000 of the homes have been built across the country by successor companies. MHProNews has learned the original modular homes were built in a 1,000 square foot facility. FoMa (Friends of Modern Architecture) president Dana Robbat says, “By the 1960s, a new generation and a healthier economy and housing market demanded the use of more expensive building materials so the economical modular house design developed by Deck House included more liberal use of natural materials.”

(Photo credit: Deck House)

Canadian Company Expanding in U.S.

April 5th, 2012 Matthew Silver Comments off

ATCO Structures and Logistics of Alberta, Canada, is opening its third plant in the U.S., a 200,000 square foot facility in Pocatello, Idaho to meet growing demands for its modular buildings, according to IndustryWeek. Over 150 plumbers, electricians, and carpenters, plus office staff and additional production workers will be employed when the facility opens in June 2012. MHProNews.com has learned ATCO is a multi-billion dollar company involved in various manufacturing industries with clients in over 100 countries and facilities on five continents. It began in 1947 providing modular housing to workers during Canada’s first oil boom, and continues to offer modular structures for commercial, industrial, educational, and residential applications.

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Passages…Lenny Jones Gregory

January 9th, 2012 Matthew Silver Comments off

After a year-long battle with cancer, former MHC owner Lenny Jones Gregory passed away in Falcon, Colorado. TheRecordDelta of Buckhannon, WV tells MHProNews.com Gregory moved to Colorado from West Virginia in the 1970′s to help his brother manage Alpine Village Mobile Home Park in Florence, CO and then began transporting factory-built homes around the state. In 1993 he bought Elmhurst Mobile Home Park in Security, CO, and in 2000 opened Manufactured Housing Supplies and Creative Repair in a 5,000 square-foot facility. He leaves behind his wife, two step-children and a granddaughter. MHProNews.com extends its deepest sympathies to his family.

(Photo credit: TheRecordDelta)