Lake City, FL – Champion Home Builders, Inc.®, has opened a second manufacturing facility on its current campus in Lake City, Florida. Plant operations began the week of November 18, 2013. This development reestablishes the Redman Homes® brand in the Southeast as part of the Champion Family of Homebuilders. With the facility comes 45 new jobs and new manufactured housing options for Florida, Georgia and South Carolina residents.
Redman has a long-established and well-regarded history in the Southeast with manufacturing facilities previously located in Georgia and North Carolina, and a previous Florida location that closed in 2002. Redman Homes has continually provided manufactured and modular housing in other states, including Indiana and Pennsylvania, for decades. With the housing resurgence there is a need for attractive, affordable single family homes, and Champion is resurrecting Redman’s presence here to meet that demand.
“There is a lack of pre-owned homes for sale inside many of Florida’s communities and many new homes are simply too expensive for some budgets. Through value-engineering and a focus on high-efficiency manufacturing, we offer buyers a new home at or near the cost of a pre-owned home,” said Wade Lyall, South Region Vice President of Champion Home Builders.
The new facility spans 70,000 square feet and shares a 30-acre campus with three other Champion buildings. New jobs are currently being filled in framing, electrical, plumbing, molding, roofing, siding and drywall. The hiring process is expected to be complete in December.
The initial product offering from the new Redman facility will include the Trinity Series, the Riverview Series and the CrestPointe Series which combine attractive aesthetics, several convenient floor plans, and attainable purchase prices. The Trinity Series was displayed last month at the Southeast Community Owners Symposium in Forsyth, Georgia, October 8th through the 10th.
“We are looking forward to seeing Redman Homes on properties across the Southeast very soon,” added Lyall.
Troy, Michigan-based Champion Home Builders, Inc. is a leading brand in off-site residential and commercial construction which, through its operating subsidiaries, manufactures buildings at 30 facilities in North America and the United Kingdom. Champion-built homes are sold through a network of more than 1,000 builders, retailers, and developers located throughout North America. Champion Commercial Structures, a division of Champion, specializes in multifamily, commercial and industrial modular construction serving developers, builders and large value institutional clients. The Champion Commercial Family operates in the USA (Champion Commercial Structures), the UK (Caledonian Building Systems) and in Canada (Gibraltar Industries). For more information, visit: www.championhomes.com
Source: Champion Home Builders
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