Thursday, October 15, 2020

KBS Modular in Maine Ready to Build Phase 3 of Army Housing Contract

KBS Builders, Inc., a modular factory in South Paris, Maine, has signed Phase 3 of its previously announced project with Tocci Building Corporation, a Massachusetts-based general contractor and construction management company.

Phase 3 of this project, valued at $1.5 million, increases the total project size by an additional 26 building modules and 6 living units. All three phases of this project have a combined value of $6.7 million and are for the manufacture of 124 building modules to be used in the production of 28 single-family and townhouse units for the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, MA. Phase 1 of the project has been completed. The townhouse and duplex style homes under Phase 2 of this project have commenced and building set and erection is scheduled to start later this month. All 124 modular units are being manufactured at KBS’s plant in South Paris, ME, which has a production capacity of 500 to 600 building modules per year.

Jeff Eberwein, Digirad’s Chairman, noted, “The award of Phase 3 of this project is an indication of the confidence our client has in our ability to manufacture high-quality building modules for this project. As we previously announced, KBS has increased its workforce by over 20% versus pre-COVID levels to meet the higher manufacturing requirements for recently won commercial projects. KBS’s backlog and sales pipeline, along with its market initiatives to build more workforce housing, position KBS for strong growth going forward.”

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