Over the past 3 weeks I have received calls from builders wanting to know if I have heard anything about Foremost Homes. I hadn't.
Then the emails starting coming in from customers wanting to know if I had heard whether Foremost was still in business as they are not returning phone calls and emails. Trips to their offices and factory were met with closed doors and lights out even though there were cars in the parking lots.
Last week I attended an auction at the Foremost Homes modular factory to see what was being sold. Lots of older equipment and surplus materials including kitchen cabinetry, windows and lots of office and showroom furniture.
Looking over at the production line while there, I saw only one module on the entire line. Three modules of a 4 box cape were in the yard ready to be shipped and I can only assume that the box on the line was the fourth one.
I also noticed 2 kitchen cabinet orders ready to be installed in new modular homes.
Today I heard from an inside source that people have been laid off and one vendor called telling me that Foremost owes them upwards of $70,000.
So I called the Foremost Offices (717-597-7166) and got "Welcome to Foremost Industries, at the moment we are not available." That was a strange message. I dialed the Sales Dept and was told the mailbox is full and could not leave a Voice Mail.
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