Cavco Industries Announces Completion of Major Expansion to Palm Harbor Homes Production Facility in Fort Worth,Texas
The new exterior building will allow the facility to significantly ramp up production to meet the growing demand for manufactured homes
The following are excerpts from a July 22, 2021 news release (Globe Newswire) — Addressing the rising demand for high-quality affordable manufactured homes, Cavco Industries, Inc. today announced the completed expansion of its Palm Harbor Homes production facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The new building, completed in July 2021, allows for six additional stations for tape and texture (T&T) wall production in the facility’s main building and adds 22,400 sq. ft. for frame build, frame paint, floor build, and decking. The expansion addresses a major market shift based on consumer demand for tape-and-texture walls.
Expansion A Result Of Growing Customer Demand For Tape & Texture Production
Over the last few years, the manufactured home industry has seen customer demand for tape-and texture home production increase. This expansion provides the basis to allow tape-and-texture at the facility to increase significantly by adding six stations to the production line for T&T and include the time needed for hand-laid floor tile. Logistically, this will also favorably allow for wall-set, rough wire, back-panel, and cabinet-set to be completed before roof-set – and two additional line rolls for T&T dry time.
“These six additional stations for traditional tape-and-texture walls and ceilings will be a real game-changer toward addressing inefficiencies and improving our overall working environment for our team members,” said Eric Fletemeyer, General Manager of Cavco’s Fort Worth Palm Harbor Homes production facility. “Our plant will enjoy increased output, less rework, improved drying time, fewer delays, and fewer defects – while helping to create a highly efficient and employee-friendly workplace. Of course, we are actively hiring for all construction positions to fill these new construction lines and holding regular open houses to work with anyone looking for employment as part of our home building team.”
Parkway Construction & Architecture provided integrated design-build services for this project. For more information on Cavco Industries, visit cavco.com; for Palm Harbor Homes, visit palmharbor.com. For employment information, visit careers.cavco.com.
About Cavco Industries, Inc.
Cavco Industries, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona designs and produces factory-built housing products primarily distributed through a network of independent and Company-owned retailers. The Company is one of the largest producers of manufactured homes in the United States, based on reported wholesale shipments and marketed under a variety of brand names including Cavco, Fleetwood, Palm Harbor, Fairmont, Friendship, Chariot Eagle, and Destiny. The company is also a leading producer of park model RVs, vacation cabins, system-built commercial structures, and modular homes. Cavco’s finance subsidiary, CountryPlace Mortgage, is an approved Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seller/servicer and a Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities issuer that offers conforming mortgages, non-conforming mortgages, and home-only loans to purchasers of factory-built homes. The Company’s insurance subsidiary, Standard Casualty, provides property and casualty insurance to owners of manufactured homes. Additional information about Cavco can be found at https://www.cavco.com.