Contact Whitley Manufacturing
Market Street Early Childhood Center of the Ironbound
Innovative Education Programs, headquartered near Newark, provides curriculum,
equipment and facilities for educational organizations. Their offices
serve the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
IEP of Newark was awarded a grant to provide educational service for three
and four year olds in struggling neighborhoods in central Newark. A failed
project would be rejected by the neighborhood. Both cost and timing were
again a factor. Tight city budgets and local politics could shut the project
down. The beginning of the school year was also looming. The building also
had to be built tough to withstand the rigors of troubled neighborhoods.
The Whitley Solution
The organization contracted with I-R Mobile Modular to manage the project
and to find a builder. Due to the complexity
and the short time frame I-R turned to
Whitley. Ground breaking came in the late
spring while construction had already begun
on the complex structures at our Indiana
factories. Within four months, in early
September, Market Street was opened to
the public which has since pointed to the
building as a sign of rebirth and a source of
pride. It also came in under budget, to the
delight of everyone in Newark.