Champion Home Builders creates affordable housing, jobs with new Kentucky plant

Benton, Kentucky, September 20, 2016 – Champion Home Builders unveiled its newest facility dedicated to the production of manufactured homes during a grand opening celebration in Benton, Kentucky, today. In attendance were Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, State Senator Danny Carroll, State Representative Will Coursey, Rita Dotson, Mayor City of Benton, Judge/Executive Kevin Neal, company executives, manufacturing team members and local media.

"Champion Home Builders has provided quality homes for more than 60 years and has become a highly trusted brand in the process,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “Kentucky is a great fit for this project and we are honored by Champion's investment. We welcome Champion Home Builders to the Bluegrass State and look forward to partnering with them in their continued success.”

After Governor Bevin spoke, he and Champion CEO, Keith Anderson cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the official launch of the site.

Benton, Kentucky, ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting with Governor Matt Bevin

“At Champion, we’re driven to produce the highest-quality affordable housing in part because we understand the special feeling our customers have when they first move into their new home,” said Anderson. “This is a day we’ll cherish for years because we’re experiencing that same feeling here today in Benton.”

Keith Anderson, Champion CEO, credited the strong craftsmanship available in the Benton-area workforce as a chief reason for selecting the location. The Benton plant will be dedicated to manufacturing. The company’s Dresden, Tennessee, site (which also includes production facilities) will manage business responsibilities such as sales, service and accounting, as well as comprehensive employee training programs.

“The heart and soul of today’s celebration is really about what this new location means for our customers: better access to affordable housing, remarkable Champion value and increased convenience,” Anderson said. “We’re thrilled for them and look forward to what our collective futures hold.”

About Champion Home Builders, Inc.

Founded in 1953, Champion specializes in a wide variety of manufactured, modular and park model homes, as well as modular buildings for the multi-family, hospitality, senior and workforce housing sectors. Champion started as a single manufacturing facility in rural Michigan and grew to offer factory-built housing and other structures throughout the U.S., U.K. and western Canada. The company operates 28 manufacturing facilities throughout North America and Europe, and employs more than 4,200 people worldwide.

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Media Contact:
Paul Perugi
Director, Marketing Services
Champion Home Builders, Inc.