Saturday, May 12, 2018

Ritz Craft Modular Homes Reopening Factory and Hiring 150

Ritz-Craft Custom Homes is hiring up to 150 people over the next few months and will re-open a third manufacturing facility to keep up with increases in home sales out of the Mifflinburg-based modular home manufacturer.

Ritz Craft Reopening Factory for Commercial Modular Production

General manager Myles Biggs said Friday the home builder could start hiring as early as next week to maintain pace with a quickly growing commercial division with hopes of rolling out modular commercial units later this summer. Less than two years ago, the company added 60 jobs and now has more than 400 employees at locations in Mifflinburg, Michigan and North Carolina.

"We've seen a large increase in home sales and have started a new commercial division, Johns Buckley Construction, which allows us to be very versatile," Biggs said. "We currently have several departments in the third plant, but will re-open it and get it up and running. In order to do that, we need to hire 100 to 150 people in the next few months.

Biggs said the transition into commercial building is a natural fit. The company is now creating modular structures that will become hotels, apartment buildings and assisted living facilities.

Using modular construction, Biggs said, allowed developers to see a return on investments sooner.

"From an investment standpoint, it makes sense," he said. "They are going to be a revenue-generating asset and if you have to build something stick by stick, and wait for weather, it can take a long time. We can save the time and allow people to start making money back as soon as possible."

A first commercial project is on order from Vail, Colorado, Biggs said, and it's the company's goal to have everything up and running in the next few months.


Tom Hardiman said...

This is great news for Ritz Craft and the industry. I think we will see more of this kind of news over the next several months.

Dennis Gilbert said...

Definitely great news!

Anonymous said...

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