Ramtech has announced the purchase of four modular buildings by Humble Independent School District. The district purchased two of Ramtech’s industry standard portable double classrooms, a multiuse building with two classrooms and two offices, and a 576 square foot boys and girls restroom facility. As a long-time customer of Ramtech, beginning in 2005 Humble ISD has purchased 35 buildings which are currently in use at eleven of its 43 campuses. The facilities include portable classrooms, restroom facilities, combination classroom and office buildings, and a life skills facility for their innovative MOSAIC transition program. Designed for students who received special education services through a modified high school curriculum and are ready to actively transition into young adult life, the building features instructional space for eight classrooms, two fully-simulated apartments with kitchens and showers, and a retail store for the sale of student manufactured items.
This article in ThomasNet gives a current glimpse as to why modular construction is gaining momentum among owners, general contractors, architects, and developers. Some interesting facts in the links that support the rationale to choose modular construction for:
- Shorter time to occupancy
- Reduced material costs
- Mitigation of the labor shortage
- Improved construction safety
Ramtech was pleased to welcome two groups of Waxahachie ISD high school students who joined us on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week to receive a modular construction presentation and a manufacturing plant tour by Ramtech president Linc Moss. Linc was able to show the attendees how Ramtech develops relocatable and permanent modular building projects and explained the differences inherent in modular construction versus traditional site-built construction. The students also got to see the different stages of the manufacturing process for the Vance Air Force Base Training Squadron Building which is currently online in our manufacturing plant.
On December 31, 2018, Ramtech’s Accounting Manager, Harleene Hackler, retired after a dedicated 28+ year career. Harleene joined The Ramtech Group in August 1990 as Assistant Accounting Manager to Don Burkett, ultimately replacing him in 2002 when Mr. Burkett retired. Over the past three decades, Harleene has meaningfully contributed to our success, providing guidance and leadership to both our Accounting and Human Resource departments. This culminated in 2018 with a successful transfer of responsibilities to her successors, and while we will miss Harleene deeply, we are grateful for the training and experience she bestowed upon her peers that have allowed for such a smooth transition. Thank you, Harleene, for the many great years you gave to us; you will always be a part of the Ramtech family!