In 1982 Ramtech Modular Design began operations as a small modular dealership in Arlington, Texas. At the time there was a slow evolutionary change beginning to take place in the modular industry, which up to that point was controlled by several large modular leasing companies. These leasing companies primarily purchased their buildings through a network of wholesale manufacturers, most of which did not have the capabilities to design and build structures with a higher degree of sophistication. This market dynamic limited the types of projects that Ramtech could pursue. Frustrated at the inability to get the kind of product which was needed for more complex projects, Ramtech chose to transition into a direct sale manufacturer and opened its own modular manufacturing plant at the 20 acre site we presently occupy in Mansfield, Texas.
With the development of a manufacturing division, Ramtech was now able to tackle a broader and more sophisticated level of projects. Ramtech Modular Design was rebranded as Ramtech Building Systems, and within our first decade we were able to expand our manufacturing capacity three times. During this time we began to hire the best employees in the industry, many of whom are still with us today. This allowed us to become the premier commercial modular design, manufacturing, and construction company in the Southwest. Our mission was simple - stay profitable and remain financially strong, treat our employees well, and provide our customers with the best value-engineered permanent modular buildings available. This focus on the fundamentals not only helped Ramtech to succeed, but also helped facilitate the development of the modular industry as a whole.
Now in our fourth decade of operation with a resume of over 3,500 successfully completed projects, Ramtech continues to be a national leader and innovator in permanent modular construction. Ramtech executives also continue to serve and support the modular industry by serving on the Texas Industrial Building Code Council and in leadership positions with the Modular Building Institute, the industry's international trade association.
Project video narrated by Marty Crawford, Superintendent at West ISD in West, Texas. This video was shot in the district's middle school science lab, one of 17 relocatable modular buildings that were designed, manufactured, and installed by Ramtech in the wake of the massive fertilizer plant explosion that destroyed the districtís middle and high schools. The 69,776 square foot modular construction project includes three 10-classroom buildings, four computer and science labs, two locker room buildings, administrative office the cafeteria, band hall, and a content mastery building.