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Whitley Manufacturing Co., Inc. receives awards of distinction

April 17th, 2014

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April 17, 2014

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Local modular building manufacturer receives awards of distinction

South Whitley, IN (Apr. 17, 2014) – Whitley Manufacturing Co., Inc. of South Whitley, Indiana was recently presented with two Awards of Distinction at the Modular Building Institute’s annual conference in San Antonio, TX. Whitley Manufacturing along with its Modular Builders and Whitley Evergreen facilities have won in excess of sixty awards for construction excellence in the modular industry.

The Modular Building Institute is the official trade organization for the commercial modular industry. The conference concludes with the Awards of Distinction program. Entries are judged by an impartial panel of industry and non-industry construction and code experts, architects and engineers, and marketing professionals. Judging criteria includes architectural excellence, technical innovation, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and calendar days to completion.

Whitley, along with Williams Scotsman of Baltimore, MD., received a first place award for an innovative approach to a permanent modular classroom building in Steilacoom, WA. Through the utilization of shed-style roof modules, clerestory windows were incorporated to allow for maximized amounts of natural daylighting across the learning surfaces of the classrooms. By also making use of operable windows, this design was able to benefit from the natural ventilation provided from the breezes of nearby Puget Sound. These elements combined with a high efficiency HVAC system provide an exemplary instance of educational environments that was able to fulfill the strict architectural guidelines for the community.

The second accolade presented to Whitley was for a permanent medical imaging center in Burnsville, MN housing both CT & MRI scanning functions. From the beginning, this project was designed, with Innovative Modular Solutions of Naperville, IL, to minimize disruption to the adjacent healthcare complex. Sophisticated imaging equipment & radiation shielding were both factory installed to expedite site completion of the facility. An EFIS cladding with field stone wainscoting joined with hospital grade interior finishes allowed this structure to match the neighboring buildings while being completed in only 78 days.

About Whitley Manufacturing

Since 1946, Whitley Manufacturing Co., Inc. has been in business offering modular and prefabricated building solutions to clients nationwide and overseas. With three production facilities located across the country, Whitley specializes in custom commercial modular construction, ranging from relocatable buildings to multi-story non-combustible permanent facilities as well as custom steel fabrication. Our sustainable modular construction system delivers high-quality custom space on an accelerated timeline, while utilizing factory efficiencies to control costs. Learn more at http://www.whitleyman.com

About Whitley County EDC

The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency in Whitley County, Indiana. The EDC works closely with local, regional, and state partners to support our industry clients’ growth and success. Our mission is to lead a comprehensive economic development program that retains and expands employment opportunities for local residents and attracts business investment to Whitley County. The Whitley County EDC was established in 1992 and represents Whitley County, Columbia City, and the Towns of Churubusco, Larwill, and South Whitley. For more information about the EDC, visit: www.whitleyedc.com.

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