Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Clayton Wins MHI’s Manufacturer of the Year Award

Clayton Homes, one of America's largest home builders of manufactured, modular and commercial modular structures and a Berkshire Hathaway company, has won the 2017 award contest for Manufactured Housing Institute's Manufacturer of the Year.

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Clayton, which has over 60 years' experience in the housing industry, was named Manufacturer of the Year at MHI's 2017 National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing on May 3 in Las Vegas. MHI is the national trade organization for the factory-built housing industry. Its membership includes builders, home retailers, community owners, suppliers and 50 affiliated state organizations.

"It is a great achievement for us to receive this world-class recognition from our valued peers," said Clayton President of Manufacturing Keith Holdbrooks. "We're proud of every team member who helps us deliver the dream of affordable homeownership for tens of thousands of families each year."

2016 was a banner year for Clayton, with the company making several notable accomplishments. The company started a new home transport operation, Clayton Connect, and began upgrading its home building facilities with new advanced equipment and technology to make the building process even more efficient.

"Last year was a big year for us. We delivered over 42,000 homes that accounted for five percent of American housing," Holdbrooks said. "Our homes are an essential part of solving affordable housing across the country, where the average new home sold with land is currently over $380,000*."

Clayton home building group operates 39 home building facilities nationwide and employs more than 10,000 team members. Currently, 37 of its home building facilities have achieved the ISO 14001 registration, a display of the company's commitment to environmentally conscious building processes. As the company grows, each new home building facility will also go through the registration process.

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