Skender Launches Modular Building Production at Chicago Manufacturing Facility
CHICAGO — General contractor Skender has launched modular building production at its advanced manufacturing facility on Chicago’s Southwest Side at 3348 S. Pulaski St. Modular building, which is completed onsite, reduces both price and delivery schedule. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Tuesday, May 28. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who attended the event, said that the project will help generate job growth and advance a creative solution to address the affordable housing shortage. The first modular building project will be 10 affordable apartment buildings from developer Sterling Bay. The three-flat buildings will be completed and ready for occupancy in a nine-week production schedule, 80 percent faster than conventional construction methods, according to Skender. At full capacity in about 18 months, Skender’s facility will employ 150 workers.