The energy and mineral fields north and west of Friendship Homes in Montevideo, Minnesota are making the modular builder crank out seven modules daily, but that number is expected to rise to 12 in the near future. wctrib says the oil patch in western North Dakota, the destination for its modular man camps, and the energy and mineral projects in Canada began spurring growth about a year ago, and now there are back orders through the end of the year for some units. The Canada market, where different building requirements apply, accounts for 25 percent of the business. A division of Fairmont Homes of Nappanee, Indiana, Friendship also offers custom modular homes for the residential market as well as commercial product. MHProNews.com has learned the backlog of orders means the help wanted sign is always out.
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