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Smoke Alarms Compulsory in South Carolina Manufactured Homes

July 5th, 2013 Comments off

Citizen SAFE (Smoke Alarm and Fire Education) is a proactive program involving firefighters going door-to-door to check residential smoke alarms and batteries, and offer to do a free home safety inspection. The St. John’s Fire and Rescue Dept. conducts the inspections on the first and third Saturdays of each month for Kiawah Island, just south of Charleston. The South Carolina Code requires smoke detectors in all single and double family homes, including manufactured housing, as islandconnectionnews tells MHProNews. St. John’s recommends devices that are wired to each other so smoke in one room will sound alarms in the rest of the house. The firefighters will also install special smoke alarms for the hearing-impaired that utilize visual and movement devices to alert residents.

(Photo credit: Jim Parker/postandcourier–Southern Palms)

Drilling is Good for Factory-built

January 29th, 2013 Comments off

The timesunion reports 40 housing modules are on their way from the Port of Albany, in New York, to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada for housing offshore drilling workers. Manufactured by a Champion Homes plant in Sangerfield, NY, the modular homes are destined for Exxon/Mobil’s Hebron Project that seeks to recover 660 million barrels of oil. As a side note, the Port of Albany receives crude oil from the Bakken Field in western north Dakota, another bright spot for the factory-built housing industry, as MHProNews has reported numerous times.

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Modular Living for Seniors in Canada

August 28th, 2012 Comments off

evergeticcity reports the grand opening of Heritage Manor III in Fort St. John in northern British Columbia, Canada, an eight unit senior’s modular housing development valued at $1.8 million. The project is part of the Senior’s Rental Housing Initiative to develop 1,300 affordable housing units across the province with help from Canada’s Economic Action Plan-Seniors. The modular homes at Heritage Manor feature wider doorways and large rooms to allow for wheelchair maneuvering, shelves and light switches at accessible levels, and grab bars and step-in showers in the bathrooms. MHProNews has learned the next step in affordable housing in Fort St. John will be converting a retirement home into senior apartments.

(Photo credit: Erica Fisher/energeticcity)