Scottish Modular Housing Factory Gives Tour to Minister of Housing

There are usually only three times during a modular factory’s lifespan when a high-ranking government official visits the company’s manufacturing plant. First is the groundbreaking of a new factory, the second is when they are campaigning for office and the third is to visit the factory to learn what they are doing and praise them for their work in helping answer the country’s housing shortage.

Richard Reid (CM CEO) and housing minister Craig Vesey (CM business development manager) at the factory (Image: The Wee House Company)

The third reason is why Paul McLennan MSP, the Scottish Government minister for housing, visited Connect Modular, which is part of the Wee House Group based at Caponacre in Cumnock.

The minister met some of the team responsible for designing and manufacturing the housing modules and to see first-hand the benefits that volumetric-modular construction provides.

His visit was to see the work going into a partnership between Connect Modular and Cunninghame Housing Association, and to welcome the first residents to their first volumetric-modular, affordable housing development at Shortlees, Kilmarnock.

The Cumnock tour provided an insight into the efficient manufacturing process and rigorous inspection routines delivered by Connect Modular in the production of these new homes.

CLICK HERE to read the entire Cumnock Chronicle article

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Gary Fleisher

Gary Fleisher, “The Mod Coach”, has been entrenched in the offsite construction industry for most of his life. Having started his career in the lumber industry, Gary spent decades working with manufactured and modular home producers and homebuilders. For the past 15 years his blog and LinkedIn postings have introduced thousands to the benefits of factory-built construction and have served as a forum for industry professionals to share insights and perspectives. Gary lives in Hagerstown, MD with his wife, Peg.

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