Modular Classrooms Case Study Added

Modular School Buildings

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New Case Study added for a pair of custom modular classrooms buildings constructed by our Marysville, WA production facility.  Located at a Washington State Department of Health and Social Services detention site for male and female juvenile offenders, the modular classroom was largely built off-site – even the pitched roof modules with clerestory windows were prefabricated in our factory.

The building also features extensive custom casework, efficient lighting and HVAC systems, and an attractive complimentary exterior.

Read more about this custom modular classroom building.

Partner:  Pacific Mobile

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Modular Press Box Case Study Added

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Modular Press Boxes

New Case Study added for a custom designed modular press box for Archbishop McNicholas High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The building features a custom 12′-0″ width (a 50% increase in space over standard 8′-0″ wide press boxes), custom glazing systems to insure optimal sightlines and provide a true Full Field View.  In addition, the building features covered entries and film platforms, two private coaches / coordinator’s rooms with interior windows to preserve sight lines, and a raised viewing area platform that serves a dual function, also overlooking the softball field to the rear.

Read more about this custom modular press box.

Project Partners:  Sightlines, Inc. + Outdoor Aluminum

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Modular Charter School Awards

Modular Charter Schools

Whitley Manufacturing is proud to announce that we were recently selected as the recipient of two Awards of Distinction from the Modular Building Institute honoring a pair of modular charter school buildings.

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Cambridge Lakes Learning Center (CLLC) wins First Place for Permanent Education Facilities Over 10,000 SFT.  

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Old Redford Academy wins Honorable Mention for Permanent Education Facilities Over 10,000 SFT.

These Awards make clear the dawning realization that modular buildings offer distinct advantages to both charter schools and public schools by providing sustainable and durable commercial space, all delivered on an accelerated timeline.  The flexibility of modular construction allows schools to create ‘scalable’ buildings with the option for future relocation or addition.

Read the Case Study on CLLC’s Modular Charter School Campus.

Read the Case Study on Old Redford’s Modular Charter School Addition.

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WM President Inducted into Modular Building Hall-of-Fame

Modular Building Executive Inducted into Hall of Fame

South Whitley, Indiana.  April 6, 2012.  The Modular Building Institute (MBI) held its annual conference last week in Orlando, Florida.  Labeled “World of Modular” the event recognizes the industry’s past year of achievements, honoring both projects and people.  Through the “Hall of Fame” award, MBI seeks to recognize the contributions of those whose careers are, or were, dedicated to the modular construction industry or whose acts have had a significant impact on the careers of all others involved.  This year’s inductee, Simon Dragan (President / CEO and owner of Whitley Manufacturing), with over 30 years in the industry, has influenced the careers of employees and colleagues alike, along with significant contributions to the industry.

Mr. Dragan escaped Romania during its dictatorship in 1969 and found himself in a refugee camp seeking a new country to call home.  While Mr. Dragan could have left sooner for other countries, he waited for the opportunity to enter the United States.  “In America,” Mr. Dragan explained, “I had the opportunity to succeed or fail on the merits of my own efforts.  Despite a language problem, different customs, and just $10.00 in my pocket, the American Dream encouraged me to succeed.  Doors for opportunity are open in America.”

Whitley Manufacturing has been located in South Whitley since the close of World War Two with an initial goal of providing returning veterans with homes.  Over the subsequent decades, the company changed focus to providing commercial modular buildings and was acquired by Williams Mobile in 1971, until it was purchased by Mr. Dragan in 1993.

When he arrived in the country in 1972, he was hired as a draftsman by a Baltimore, Maryland firm engaged in the modular industry.  He was later hired by Williams Mobile (now Williams-Scotsman), where his career grew and led to the opportunity to purchase the Whitley Manufacturing flagship factory.  Mr. Dragan singled out Barry Gossett, former CEO of Williams-Scotsman, as a key mentor and his reason for embracing the industry he has been honored by.

Whitley Manufacturing now includes three factories with the acquisition of Evergreen Mobile (Marysville, WA) in 1999 and a second Midwest factory location (Rochester, IN).  Whitley and its associated businesses typically employ over 250 including tradesmen, factory workers, design and engineering staff, and management team.  Mr. Dragan elaborated on the contribution of his employees, “I have succeeded because of my employees, many who have been with me for over 20 years.  I thank them for their hard work and dedication to our industry.”  The firm (headquartered in South Whitley, IN) has produced countless projects in over 40 states and overseas.  Whitley has won over 50 “Awards of Distinction” from the MBI for their excellence in the modular construction marketplace.

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Dragan on the well-deserved honor!

Learn more about the Modular Building Institute.

Learn more about Whitley Manufacturing.

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