On-Site: Momentum for modular construction keeps building, pandemic an added catalyst
Horizon North enhanced its modular manufacturing capabilities over the past five years, optimizing its processes to suit permanent buildings
At the peak of Alberta’s oil boom in the early 2010s, Horizon North Logistics Inc. couldn’t turn out work trailers and lodges quickly enough. Its manufacturing facilities were kept humming, putting together thousands of camp rooms destined for the Fort McMurray area or other remote project hubs.
But as crude prices plunged at the end of 2014 and the flow of workers heading north dried up, the company was forced to adapt. Taking stock of its capabilities, it shifted some of its focus from temporary workforce accommodations to permanent buildings.