Monday, October 3, 2016

Triple M Housing Ships First Modular to Fire Ravaged Fort McMurray

On May 1, 2016, a wildfire began southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

On May 3, it swept through the community, destroying approximately 2,400 homes and buildings and forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in Albertan history. It continued to spread across northern Alberta and into Saskatchewan, consuming forested areas and impacting Athabasca oil sands operations.




The fire spread across approximately 590,000 hectares (1,500,000 acres) before it was declared to be under control on July 5, 2016.[3] It is the costliest disaster in Canadian history.




On of the first modular homes sent to replace a home lost to this fire was built by Triple M Housing in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Not only was is one of the first homes sent replace one destroyed by the fire, it was a 30’ wide home built and shipped in one piece. WOW!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Coach, how can they ship a 32' wide home 900 km?

Ken Semler said...

This is actually done in the U.S. also. In SD, NE, and KS there are 3 factories that produce 32' wide homes in the factory and ship them to the home site. They are done as roll-ons and in some cases are shipped hundreds of mile. In the Northeast you would never think it could be done. There are roads in SD that you can drive on for 6 hours and never come to a bend or curve in the road.

Modular construction is more regional than many think. These companies take advantage of the regions they work in to deliver modular home as cost effectively as possible!