Modular on the Rise
By JASON SCOTT, Staff Writer, Central Penn Business Journal
A steady stream of shrink-wrapped steel and concrete module units are about to begin their ascent from Ephrata to Brooklyn, N.Y.
For more than a month, modular manufacturer NRB (USA) Inc. will watch as the largest project in its 11-year history leaves Lancaster County on trucks for a private school site about 150 miles away.
There the pieces — built to precise specifications and disassembled over the last six months — will be reassembled seven stories high. (Note: Brubaker Inc. is the plumbing contractor of record on this project.)
NRB (USA) Inc. in Ephrata is finishing a seven-story, 75,000-square-foot private school for Basis Independent Schools in Brooklyn, N.Y.
This is the largest project in the history of the Canadian company’s U.S. facility, which opened in 2003.
The modular builder will begin shipping the finished modules for the $10 million project by the end of the month or in early July. Occupancy is slated for September.
Some interesting facts about the school: