Saturday, February 29, 2020

New Modular Factory to Open in Kentucky

Envision Modular LLC, which will manufacture prefabricated single and multi-story modular buildings, is expected to create 85 full-time jobs with a $25.1 million investment to refurbish an out-of-use facility in Hawesville, KY.

Rendering of Envision Modular's new factory in Kentucky

Located in 200,000 s.f. of the former Alcoa building in the Hancock County Industrial Park, company leaders anticipate phase one of construction to begin in the next 30 to 90 days, with phase two to follow this summer.

A startup headquartered in Owensboro, KY, Envision Modular was formed to address disadvantages of traditional construction methods that have caused the building industry to fall behind demand for projects.

I found a website for Envision Modular but the site has absolutely no information. A search of the Internet produced what appears to be the parent company, Envision Housing in California. They have several projects under their belt there but I haven't learned if they have a factory there.

PMC (Permanent Modular Construction) utilizes offsite, lean manufacturing techniques to prefabricate single or multi-story buildings in deliverable module sections. The modules can be used as standalone units or be integrated into site-built projects.

Company leaders note that PMC uses the same materials and designs with the same standards as conventionally built structures, but with roughly half the time to construct.

The best of everything to the Envision Modular folks and their new factory in Kentucky.

1 comment:

Ron G said...

Kentucky is a very tough modular market ! I wish them the best!