What actually goes down in a manufactured home factory?
I found this blog article on the Champion Homes blog site the other day and I like the insight it gives everyone about manufactured homes and the people that build them.
Step into the fascinating world of factory-built homes as we take you on a visual journey through our manufacturing facility in Sugarcreek, OH. Get a glimpse into the process behind our prefab homes, resulting in high-quality finished manufactured and modular homes.
From the assembly line to the finishing touches, each photo captures a different stage of production, highlighting the attention to detail that goes into every step. Explore how our factory-built homes come to life with efficiency and craftsmanship, ensuring durable structures that exceed industry standards.
1. Vast Factory
This photo provides a sneak peek of our vast factories, with several homes being built in a row. It’s easy to see the unique development stages of each home – from the flooring to the walls and the roof – all in one shot.
2. Handy Dandy Tools
To enhance our inventory management, our employees use HOLTEC saws to cut lumber. These saws are designed to cut through an entire unit of lumber rapidly and accurately, saving us time and reducing waste. In this photo, an employee is currently using a HOLTEC saw to cut lumber.
3. Awe-Inspiring Welding
In the construction of manufactured homes, the chassis is essentially the foundation of the structure; composed of primary steel beams, cross members, axles, leaf springs, and wheels that make up the running gear. Additionally, a steel hitch assembly is included, but it is typically removed for aesthetic purposes. When welding the frame or chassis, it is important to keep these elements in mind.
4. Moving Walls n’ Things
Watch as this team member places a wall onto the floor of a home using a jig to move entire wall sections into place. This not only looks cool, but it’s also incredibly efficient!
5. Taking Care of Business
Our factories employ teams of skilled tradespeople who specialize in a wide range of tasks. In this photo, our electrician installs a wall panel box
HONK HONK! The single-section home is complete and ready to leave the manufacturing facility. The next step is to have a tractor pull it out of the factory, followed by a mobile home hauler hooking it up and towing it to the final destination.
7. Go Team!
At Champion® Homes, we take immense pride in our team members, and if you watched us on Lifetime TV’s Military Makeover, you already know this! Our amazing staff is the backbone of our success, and we are grateful for their hard work and dedication. Go Team!
Whether you are an aspiring homeowner or simply curious about the inner workings of prefab housing, we hope you learned something about what can be achieved through advanced manufacturing techniques.
Thanks to Champion Homes for allowing me to feature this blog post. To read more of their blog posts, CLICK HERE