Six Manufacturing Facilities on Wisconsin Tour
Builders, manufacturers and other real estate professionals will receive a crash course in the growing modular and panelized home building industries and a behind-the-scenes look at some of the nation’s leading home manufacturers at the upcoming Building Systems Councils 2006 Modular & Panel Plant Tour.
The May 21-23 tour will visit six manufacturing facilities in the Appleton, Wis. area, prime territory for systems-built housing. Wisconsin has a rich manufacturing history, and modular and panelized technologies allow its builders to extend their building seasons during inclement weather.
For the most up-to-date schedule, click here to visit the official Plant Tour Web site.
Highlights of this year’s tour stops include:
- Wausau Homes (Wausau): One of the pioneers of systems-built housing, Wausau Homes’ 300,000-square-foot facility can produce 35 homes a week.
- Liberty Homes (Dorchester): One of seven in the Midwest, Dorchester’s Liberty Homes facility is converting its product line from manufactured/HUD-code homes to code-compliant modular homes.
- Vetter Windows & Patio Doors (Mosinee): This family-owned company manufactures thousands of standard and custom-designed home accessories.
- Stratford Homes (Stratford): Producing modular homes for more than 30 years, Stratford Homes’ 120,000 square foot facility produces 300 homes a year and features several finished homes on display.
- Wisconsin Homes (Marshfield): A manufacturer since 1965, Wisconsin Homes offers home buyers more than 100 standard home designs and myriad customizations.
- Automated Products & Engineered Building Systems (Marshfield): The company manufacturers roof/floor trusses and wall/floor panels for the modular, residential and commercial markets.
Registration for the 2006 BSC Modular & Panel Plant Tour is open until Friday, May 5. To register online, click here.
Free Brochure Highlights Modular Technology
A new NAHB publication, “Modular Homes: The New Face of Home Building,” is available to builders, real estate professionals and consumers interested in learning more about modular home construction. The brochure highlights the history, construction, financing, advantages and beauty of modular homes across the country.
To request the brochure, click here.
For more information, contact the Building Systems Councils at 800-368-5242 x8576.