Clayton Homes, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, has announced that it’s constructing a $14 million training lodge at its corporate headquarters in Maryville, TN.
“This is part of improving the team member experience throughout Clayton,” said Chris Martin, a spokesman for Clayton. “It represents an investment the company is making in its team for years to come.”
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the three-story, log cabin-style lodge will replace the old lodge currently on the company’s campus.
Clayton is also working with a Dayton, TN nonprofit called Blazing Hope Ranch to re-purpose some of its old structures.
Blazing Home Ranch helps survivors of human trafficking, and says it will use some of the old buildings on the lodge site to house survivors. Vanderbilt Mortgage, the financing arm of Clayton Homes, also made a donation to Blazing Hope earlier this year.
Clayton has made a number of improvements to its site to better engage employees, including a wellness center, a cafe and a disc golf course. The lodge is designed for offsite team members to stay in when they visit Maryville for training, retreats or conferences.
“We have several other projects in the works to make sure our team members have a great place to work,” said CEO Kevin Clayton, also adding that the new building should be completed by June 2018.
As industry professionals and Daily Business News readers are already aware, Clayton Homes is the largest producer of manufactured homes (MH) in North America. Vertically integrated, the company has several hundred retail centers nationwide. Through its affiliates and family of brands, Clayton builds, sells, finances, leases and insures Clayton-built manufactured and modular homes.
The operation also buys products and uses services from other producers.
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