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Whitley Manufacturing Wins Industry Award for Modular Fire House and Community Center

SOUTH WHITLEY, IN--March 23, 2020-- Whitley Manufacturing Co, Inc. announces its recognition and award at the Modular Building Institute's 2020 World of Modular convention in Orlando, Florida, for its outstanding efforts on a recent permanent modular firehouse & community center project.

The award for "Modular Assembly – Under 10,000 sq. ft." category was achieved in conjunction with Modular Genius on a fire station and community center that utilized a mix of both Whitley's patented UpGrade building system to achieve the large open apparatus bay, as well as traditional modules for the community center and offices.

The 7,374 sq. ft. permanent modular building is located in Browns Mills, New Jersey and was completed in an impressive 95 days, and consists of 10 modules. The community center space features a full kitchen, open meeting room, storage space, ADA restrooms, and shower facilities. The apparatus bay has over 18ft of clearance space to accommodate for truck space and other needs.

Utilizing modular construction allowed the customer freedom to choose a design and layout that complimented the surrounding wooded area on-site while still achieving a reduced timeline of 50% comparative to traditional construction.


About the Modular Building Institute (MBI)

The Modular Building Institute (MBI) is the international nonprofit trade association serving modular construction. As the Voice of Commercial Modular Construction™, MBI's mission is to expand the use of offsite construction through innovative construction practices, outreach, and education to the

construction community and customers, and recognition of high-quality modular designs and facilities. For more information on MBI, please visit

About Modular Genius

Modular Genius, Inc., established in 2006 is a full service, turnkey, modular building general contractor offering permanent and temporary use commercial modular buildings for the education, office, assembly, government and healthcare industries. Established in 2006 and headquartered in Joppa, MD, they have successfully completed award-winning modular projects throughout the US and Overseas.

About Whitley Manufacturing

Whitley Manufacturing, headquartered in South Whitley, Indiana, has been at the forefront of modern automated building systems and accelerated construction for nearly 75 years. Whitley Manufacturing operates four manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. They build permanent, temporary and relocatable structures for a wide range of markets, including education, medical, office, retail, energy storage, and others.


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