A modular home manufacturing company with three plants totaling 260,000 square feet and potential for generating $100 million in annual sales is discreetly advertiser for sale in anonymous classified ads.

Three manufacturing facilities produce modular homes, panelized homes, and building components."

With "an excellent reputation and a large backlog of orders," says the ad, which appears in the Wall St. Journal classifieds section, "owner retiring and will sell business this year."

Many clues are offered as to which company it is: "This is a state-of-the-art operation" with a new 58-acre complex and new buildings equipped with mostly new machinery in year 2008," the ad says. It delivers to the Baltimore area, so looking through this National Association of Home Builders directory of modular home companies could provide a lead. Likewise a look at the members of the Modular Home Builders Association.

And the reply is to myersmessage@comcast.net.

Interested parties are exhorted to "see one of the finest housing operations on the East Coast."

It's not Irontown Homes (Spanish Forks, UT) - wrong location and age; Champion Homes has 27 facilities not three; Clayton Homes went public in 1984 and is now part of Berkshire-Hathaway; and Forest River (based in Indiana and also owned by Bershire-Hathaway.) it's not the Karsten company with modular home plants in California, Oregon, New Mexico and Texas.

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