The Breckenridge Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement with New Vision Manufacturing, Inc. to locate a new industry in Breckenridge.

According to Virgil Moore, BEDC Executive Director, New Vision Manufacturing will open a manufactured housing facility at the property located at 820 Industrial Loop, a 136,000 square foot facility, owned by BEDC, located on a 25-acre site in Breckenridge Industrial Park.

Mick Barker, President of New Vision Manufacturing, says that construction to remodel and install fixtures, jigs and equipment in the facility began on July1.  New Vision Manufacturing will immediately start hiring personnel during a two-day hiring event this Tuesday and Wednesday, September 11 and 12 from 7am to 7pm.  New Vision will be hiring for all departments including frame shop, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, maintenance, exterior, cabinet shop, trim, back panels, final finish, including production workers and supervisors for all departments.  No experience is necessary. The minimum starting hourly wage will be $13.00 per hour.

New Vision will specialize in three areas of construction.  Heavy duty housing, often used for  “man camps” in the oilfield, wind energy and solar energy fields will make up approximately 50% of the company’s intended production.  Various styles of structures used for crew lodging, mud logger housing and company man homes, constructed using 2X4 frames will be built.

One of the fastest growing segments of the house building business, “tiny homes” and “park model homes” will also be built at the Breckenridge plant.  Barker anticipates that this will make up approximately 25% of the local production.  These can be used in both the oilfield and private sector.

HUD code manufactured housing will make up approximately another 25% of the local production, according to Barker.  “Texas currently has the largest demand for HUD code homes of any state in the country, accounting for about one-fourth of the national market.  Recent hurricanes and FEMA have created a huge increase in demand.”

A fourth segment of our business model will include refurbishing existing “man camp” structures.  Though built to a heftier standard, these homes need repairs and remodeling after being on the jobsite for a few years.  New Vision will refurbish these homes in our plant and ship them back to be used for a longer period.

“With our varied product offering and diversified market to sell to, we feel that we are creating a local industry that will provide jobs for Breckenridge for years to come.  We will remain flexible in our manufacturing emphasis, and create the products that are in largest demand at any given time”, Barker said.

Moore added that, “Breckenridge is fortunate to attract New Vision to our city.  They plan to employ more than 100 people within the first year of production, and will further strive to grow to more than 200 employees by the end of their third year in Breckenridge.  Their starting wages and benefits are very competitive and should attract lots of applicants from throughout the Big Country area.”