When you own a factory has problems and can't continue to run a profitable business, what do you do? Why you sell it to yourself under a different name, put in some state money along with some new investors and Viola!, you have a new business.
From what I can gather from my sources, that appears to be what happened to MSI in Selinsgrove, PA. About 6 months ago they were MSI of PA and now they're MSI Plus! The story on the street is that new owners took over and have built 15 homes since the change this May. That's a good start for for any manufacturer. One month = 15 homes. They are going to increase their factory staff to 60 from the current 37.
But an interesting thing happened when I Googled MSI Plus. The old MSI site showed up. If you are located in the old MSI plant, are using their machinery and hired their line workers but wanted to use it as a platform for a new modular plant, why on earth would you keep the same name and website?
Does anyone have a handle on what is happening with the new MSI Plus and is it really a completely different company that is just too cheap to change the name and website?
UPDATE: Here is a link to PA Governor Rendell's press release about the MSI Plus loan guarantee. Click Here