The UpGrade Clear Span Modular Building


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An Odessa, Texas shipping company is growing and their warehouse facility needs to adjust to changing demand. To employ its current warehouse functions, the addition will need to tie-in with the existing building. The challenge is to avoid interruption with regular business activities and to have it operational in weeks.  It wasn’t certain if a clear span modular building would address these considerations.


Partnering with USA Modular, Whitley proposed the use of a new series of a clear span modular building called the UpGrade. The UpGrade Modular Building System is a high-quality, modular, steel-framed structure designed for permanent placement, with the unique ability to be physically relocated multiple times if desired.

The end walls of the modules have the ability to fold under, allowing up to 3 modules to be shipped on a single flatbed trailer. Items such as siding, roofing, insulation and electrical systems were pre-installed in the Whitley factory to minimize on-site work. Once the modules arrived on site, a crane was used to lift the modules into place, allowing the end walls to unfold. After the modules were bolted down to the slab and mate-line close-up materials were put in place, the building was ready for equipment installation and finished. Only a matter of a few hours passed from a bare concrete slab, to a finished, weather tight building.clear span modular building

  • PROJECT NAME:  Warehouse expansion
  • LOCATION:  Odessa, tx
  • Project TYPE upgrade expansion system/ warehouse
  • Building SIZE: 2650 sq. ft.
  • Building units: 5 Upgrade Modules
  • Available Options Include: various roof pitches, wide range of utilities, electrical wiring, electrical panels, bridge crane, heaters, wall & roof insulation, man doors, overhead doors and more.

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The UpGrade Fire Station Case Study Added

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New use for Whitley UpGrade Modules. The UpGrade Fire Station, which is located  in the heart of the nation’s capital,  Washington, DC.

Modular Genius partnered with Whitley Manufacturing to provide a two story modular structure meeting all the needs of a busy station.  The UPGrade Apparatus Bay end walls have the ability to fold under, allowing up to 3 modules to be shipped on a single flatbed trailer saving on transportation costs. The unique folding UpGrade building system could accommodate the largest fire fighting equipment,  and provide ceiling height in excess of twenty feet. Modular construction was able to serve the very unique set of requirements of the city and ensure the community was kept safe.

Read more about this DC Fire Station.


Whitley Manufacturing Is Expanding


On Wednesday May 28, Whitley East, LLC (“Whitley”) purchased certain assets of Mobile Modular Express, LLC (”MME”).  While Whitley purchased less than half of the overall assets of MME, Whitley intends to continue operations in the Leola, Pennsylvania facility. Whitley did not assume any of MME’s liabilities and you should continue to discuss with MME directly any outstanding balances you have with them. It is our understanding that they intend to continue to do business out of their Elkhart, Indiana facility.

We look forward to serving you from the Leola, Pennsylvania facility and look forward to providing the same Whitley products you have become accustomed to from out our other manufacturing plants.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dan Lipinski ( , Drew Welborn (, Mike Ransbottom ( or myself (

All the best!
Simon Dragan – Whitley Mfg.

New Facility

Now serving you from Indiana, Washington, & Pennsylvania.


Modular Onocology Facility Opens

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Whitley Manufacturing is proud to announce the opening a new cancer treatment facility in Edmonds, WA. RAD Technologies partnered with Whitley Manufacturing to provide the new treatment facility at the Swedish Cancer Institute’s Edmonds campus. This 17,000 sq. ft. modular facility is home to the most advanced cancer treatment technologies, and provides a multitude of clinical areas and administration spaces.

Designed by award-winning architectural firm Perkins+Will, this building is an illustrious example of contemporary architecture. The Swisspearl rainscreen façade combines seamlessly with light wood accents on the interior and exterior of the building to provide a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. The inspiring design, along with the quality Whitley construction makes this building a welcome addition to the Swedish campus.