It's hard to believe that the factory once used to build those folding wall Blu Homes, a company that ended up being only a shell of its former self, is now the home to one of the Poster Children for Modular Housing.
Initially backed by some powerful, forward-thinking, companies, it has grown to become a success producing over 1,000 units since its conception in 2017. Now its opened a second factory on Mare Island in California.
A bright light in the midst of the pandemic, Factory_OS ramps up affordable housing production due to surging demand. Shelter-in-place mandates drew attention to affordable housing as critical infrastructure, enabling the factory to remain in production throughout the lock-downs. Reinvestment in disadvantaged communities, stimulated by customers' affordable housing development projects and Factory_OS's creation of more than 500 union jobs, catapulted the company into the limelight for investors seeking to impact systemic barriers to equity.
Through a shared commitment to innovation and sustainability, Factory_OS, in partnership with world-class building materials companies, will embark on bold R&D initiatives to develop new building materials and processes that support industrialized construction.
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Gary Fleisher is the Managing Director and contributor to the Modcoach Network and its affiliated blogs. Email at email@example.com
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