Knoll said S2A Modular has yet to build its first home, although “all of their management team have decades of modular building experience, and their first factory in Patterson, Calif., Will begin to build. build houses later this year, ”he said via email. .
Bobby Horner, of the City of Waco’s Department of Inspection Services, said modular homes go through the same licensing process as houses built from sticks and must comply with state housing guidelines. industrialized.
Stancil said anyone interested in purchasing an S2A home is encouraged to begin their research on the company’s website, www.s2amodular.com. Stancil said potential buyers can study the potential energy savings there.
A press release says S2A hopes to move beyond residential to include “entire communities, commercial buildings and world-class hotels.” It calls its advanced manufacturing centers Megafactories, and says co-founders Brian Kuzdas and John Rowland are pursuing 35 factory sites in North America with plans to build 35,000 units per year by 2025.
According to a statement from the chamber of commerce, the Waco plant will generate more than $ 80 million in direct economic impact on the region and $ 60 million in secondary impact due to the scale of its operations.
S2A’s new home has become a hotbed of industrial activity, with Amazon close to completing a $ 200- $ 300 million distribution center right across from Exchange Parkway. Amazon is set to hire 1,000 people and pay them a minimum of $ 15 an hour.