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PMSI Helps College Grads Construct a Career
February 22, 2016

PMSI Helps College Grads Construct a Career: Pacific Mobile looks forward to meeting you at the Boise State Spring Career Fair, this Wed., Feb. 24, 9:00am-3:00pm at Jordan Ballroom. Meet one of our Vice Presidents and our HR Director to learn how to start your networking and, maybe even, start your career before graduation.
Modular Construction Worker

 

Employee Spotlight
February 16,2016

Employee Spotlight: Meet the Man, Who Lives Up to His Job Title; On and Off the Job http://hubs.ly/H026mGL0
Employee Spotlight - Sam Rivera

 

Pacific Mobile Welcomes New Branch Manager to Seattle
February 11, 2016

Gary Jennings brings vast experience from the mobile office industry and an unmatched enthusiasm to lead.  Gary serves his community through multiple nonprofit organizations. Pacific Mobile welcomes Gary and his family to its family.
Gary Jennings New Hire Branch Manager

 

PMSI Makes Special Delivery to Weyerhaeuser
February 9, 2016

The integrated forest product giant prepares to welcome a new engineer to its employee roster. Thanks to Pacific Mobile Structures that new engineer will work in style in a brand new office at Weyerhaeuser's Castle Rock location. The office arrived and is ready for install. The buildings will merge bringing the 43-person crew together with more space for everyone; making a strong force in southwestern Washington.
Weyerhaeuser

 

Pacific Mobile Structures Speaks to NW Agricultural Consumers Starting Today
January 26, 2016

The Northwest Agricultural Show opens at the Portland Exposition Center today. PMSI will help those in need of replacing debilitating facilities, renting offices or possibly even purchasing or leasing workforce housing. Sales Representative Layton Lowe will serve and assist at Booth# D440 and you could win a guided salmon fishing trip for four. To learn more, click here: http://www.nwagshow.com/

 

Employee Spotlight
January 19, 2016

Employee Spotlight: Meet the Man Fishing for a Healthier Classroom Solution http://goo.gl/DJWqov
Employee Spotlight - Patrick

 

Looking to Join a Motivated, Innovative Team in 2016?
January 14, 2016

PMSI continues growing with the fast-paced modular industry. In order to meet and exceed the demands, this family-owned business looks forward to meeting YOU. For more than 30 years, Pacific Mobile Structures continues valuing the customer, the community and its employees. Your next career move could be a click away.  http://goo.gl/0XFfbE

 

Happy New Year: Stay Connected with PMSI
January 12, 2016

Be sure to stay updated and connected to the modular industry and everything Pacific Mobile throughout 2016. To ensure you have the latest news sent directly to your inbox, click here to subscribe to Great Connections, for your monthly update: http://goo.gl/TGsnef

 

Pacific Mobile Structures Donates a Future Tiny House to a Student Building Her Own College Housing
January 7, 2016

A high school sophomore, with a passion for pastries, builds a tiny house as her own self-created school project; hoping to reach her bigger dream of attending culinary college. The cost of room and board led the homeschooled student to Pacific Mobile Structures, who answered the call, making its first ever donation of this size. Click here for her progress. http://goo.gl/U2ZmiF
Molly Smith Tiny House Modular Donation   Molly Smith Tiny House Modular Donation

 

Spreading His Wings: Just in Time to Fly Home
January 5, 2016

Pasco, WA --- A well-traveled man with a “dart and a map,” makes his way back to his roots, all in the name of family and always striving for nothing less than Being Great, along the way! Dynamic, interesting, courageous, nor adventurous even begin to scratch the surface of a man whose family settled and started an entire town (Troy, MT) and who has seen and lived in almost every corner of our country. Click here to meet Service Manager Joshua Meyer: http://goo.gl/9rtZQe
Josh Meyer

 

Happy New Year: Offices Will Be Closed For the Holiday
December 30, 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures wishes a Safe and Happy New Year to you all! We appreciate all of you and look forward to working with you in 2016! All of our Branch Offices and our Corporate Office are Closed Jan. 1-3, 2016 in honor of the Holiday Weekend.

 

Happy Holidays to You
December 24, 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures wishes you Happy Holidays!! We will close all branches at noon on Thursday December 24th and reopen Monday December 28th for normal business hours. Enjoy the time with your families and friends throughout the weekend.

 

SAGE Classrooms Named Building of the Month
December 3, 2015

SAGE Classrooms Named Building of the Month: Modular Building Institute honors Pacific Mobile Structures and Blazer Industries, naming the Smart Academic Green Environments (SAGE) as the December Building of the Month.  These SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design) Award-Winning, healthy learning environments keep popping up on school campuses throughout the northwest.  More than 45 opened their doors for the 2015-2016 school year, with many more on the way for the fall of 2016.  http://goo.gl/d9ygbK

SAGE - Edmonds

 

Happy Thanksgiving: Offices Closed for the Holiday
November 25, 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures wishes a Happy Thanksgiving to you all! We appreciate and give thanks for all of you!
All of our Branch Offices and our Corporate Office are Closed Nov. 26-29 in honor of the Holiday Weekend.

 

Pacific Mobile Prepares Its Employees by Taking Part in Tomorrow's Great ShakeOut
October 15, 2015

All Pacific Mobile Structures’ nine branch offices and its corporate headquarters reside in one of the Official ShakeOut Regions. With that in mind, PMSI decided to ensures its staff members will participate in the now annual event and possibly help prevent catastrophic outcomes if and when the next earthquake were to hit one of those regions. What originated as the Great California ShakeOut has grown to more than 41 million drills happening worldwide, all on the same day. October 15th, PMSI will drop, cover and hold on and take part in the one-minute drill hoping to help save lives and reduce injuries later.

Great Shakeout 2015

 

Wanapum Heritage Center Grand Opening Today
October 15, 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures’ worked with Grant County Public Utility District building the facility housing a research library, a high-tech language center, administrative offices and more as part of the newly opened Wanapum Heritage Center. The Wanapum live along the Columbia River and the new heritage center is near Priest Rapids Dam. The $20million center preserves, protects and shares the Wanapum culture. The language center PMSI included in the facility allows recordings of the few remaining fluent speakers of the Wanapum language. Today’s grand opening is only the beginning. From this point forward, guests are welcome to make the trip five miles south of Mattawa, WA, to learn, experience and remember, as well as take part in school visits to the museum and more. http://wanapum.org/museum.php

Wanapum

 

Pacific Mobile Structures Speaks to WA Schools This Week at WAMOA
October 7, 2015

Washington’s Association of Maintenance and Operations Administrators converges on Yakima this week. PMSI will meet with school districts from around the state to discuss how it can help with increasing enrollments and debilitating facilities with its custom, quality-built classrooms, buildings and possibly entire campuses. Sales Representatives look to serve and assist at tomorrow afternoon’s trade show and truly see how Pacific Mobile Structures can make a difference looking into the 2016-2017 School Year. The trade show and the entire conference is held at the Yakima Convention Center.
http://www.wamoa.org/

 

Pacific Mobile Structures Links Students and Families to an Education Worth Celebrating
October 6, 2015

The first day of school had a whole new meaning in the Richland School District this year. Now, one month into the 2015-2016 campaign, students, faculty members and families at one school still cannot believe they actually have one building to call their own. Three Rivers Homelink provides an alternative learning experience. PMSI found a new way to provide these almost 600 students a home for learning, after seven years of sharing space with others.

 

Pacific Mobile Structures Teams Up with Local Golfers to Help Young Athletes
October 1, 2015

The first of October means only one thing to young athletes with hoop dreams on their mind; basketball season is right around the corner. This year kids in the Chehalis area aspiring to succeed in basketball, and now volleyball, baseball, and softball too, have one more chance thanks to local support through Pacific Athletic Center. Click here to find out how the 6th Annual PMSI golf tournament exceeded its goal and how you can help make local kids’ dreams come true too. http://goo.gl/jxyUrt

 

PMSI Helps Keep Smartphones in the Palm of Your Hand
September 29, 2015

Smartphones mean the world to countless people. For that reason alone Pacific Mobile Structures operates alongside DPR Construction in Irvine, CA. PMSI’s more than 20,000 square feet of mobile offices ensure crews working on the $128 million Broadcom Campus can stay on deadline. PMSI crews met their crucial target of 45 days to deliver and install the offices, which include conference rooms with soundproof interior walls and restrooms too. The project continues until Broadcom can enter its facility in 2017. Its employees manufacture communication chips found in those smartphones, you just can’t seem to put down.
DPR

 

Dynamic Duo Marks 20-Year Anniversary Proving Loyalty Sets Them and PMSI Apart
September 24, 2015

Employers looking for the magical answer for dedication and employees looking for a reason to stay with a company look no further. Pacific Mobile Structures found the magical pixie dust. Two of its employees celebrate their 20 year anniversaries this month and both look forward to their next decade ahead. The company President and CEO worked his way up through his family-owned business; while one branch manager realized her devotion to people earned her the job and a steady pace up the ladder too. Click here to learn how these two work so well together to ensure this modular business remains on the cutting edge of the industry. http://goo.gl/YYvNlF
Debbie and Garth

 

Early Planning for Early Learning Links PMSI and North Thurston Public Schools
September 22, 2015

The first of two Early Learning Centers opens its doors to preschoolers in the North Thurston Public Schools this fall. Pacific Mobile Structures customized a 12-building, eight-classroom facility for the students preparing to attend Mt. View Elementary in the near future. This specialized facility meets multiple needs of students and their families as they look across the parking lot at their prospective school. The Early Learning Center specifically teaches children with special needs and includes speech therapy, physical therapy and a reinforced beam for an occupational therapy swing. PMSI crews, along with their subcontractors, delivered and set this permanent building into place, completely from modular buildings over the summer months; ensuring doors opened on day one, September 9th for the young learners. The second building, just like this one, will open at Meadows Elementary later this fall. For more information, click here. http://goo.gl/HFNhlS
North Thurston SD - interior

 

A Young Student with a Dream Turns to PMSI for Help and Finds a Home
September 17, 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures, as most companies, receives requests for assistance and donations from time to time. Managers take each one to heart, knowing they cannot give every time. One young high school student, asked for a big donation, and thanks to her kind words, intrinsic drive and big heart, PMSI found itself giving more than it had ever before. Click here to find out how this family-owned business is helping make one future pastry chef’s tasty dreams come true, one nail at a time. http://goo.gl/7UOZES
http://bakesalekid.blogspot.com/ https://www.facebook.com/MissMollysHabitatProject

Bake Sale Kid

 

PMSI Employees Step Up to Boss' Challenge to Get Fit and Earn Time Off
September 10, 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures accept the challenge when their boss presents the opportunity to compete, have fun and in the end win prizes and get in shape too. After six weeks of friendly competition, maybe even a little trash talking, as a company, employees stepped more than 27,000 miles; completing an entire trip around the world together! All they had to do was walk, run, jog, crawl; whatever a pedometer of any kind would track. Each employee who beat the boss earned points in the company rewards system and each employee had the opportunity to earn paid time off, gift cards and more. Countless staff members continue counting and working toward better health; walking at breaks and keeping one another health-conscious.

 

Students Return to School, and PMSI Becomes Case Study of Its Own
September 3, 2015

Modular Building Institute puts the SAGE Classroom under a microscope exploring how the environmentally-friendly atmosphere helps students for years to come. One Washington school district opens 13 of the new classrooms this week, taking its ever-growing enrollment to a green-dimension. Click here for the case study that makes parents wish they were going “back to school” this fall.

 

Pacific Mobile Structures Houses Firefighters as Sierra National Forest Burns
August 20, 2015

PMSI rental units meant to house campers on a fun excursion, now serve as much needed shelter for firefighters battling to save Hume Lake Christian Camps and so much more in Sierra National Forest. The California Rough Fire near Hume Lake grew to more than 30,000 acres. The more than 2,500 campers, hikers and employees safely evacuated the campgrounds; leaving the private cabins provided by PMSI available for crews to set up their needs. Sixty full-time staff will remain on site helping at the fire’s command post. PMSI and Hume Lake Christian Camp http://www.humelake.org/ have worked together for ten summers.

 

PMSI Hosts "Little Miss Friendly" and More at Southwest WA Fair
August 25, 2015

More than 90,000 visitors soak up sun and fun of the 107 year old tradition of the Southwest Washington Fair. Pacific Mobile Structures provided four units for the medics, the sheriff, Little Miss Friendly as well as Entertainment and FFA (Future Farmers of America). PMSI continues a more than decade-long tradition of its own by making a subtle appearance and helping ensure the fun and the show will go on. The six days of festivities for the six counties, wrapped up Sunday night: until next year.

 

Welcome Home LWSD Teachers, From PMSI
August 24, 2015

Lake Washington School District teachers return to prepare for a new school year. PMSI says WELCOME HOME! Thirteen new classrooms grace the LWSD campuses. The third fastest growing school district in the Puget Sound serves more than 26,000 students. The 2015-2016 school year officially kicks off September 1st and teachers have Smart Academic Green Environments (SAGE) classrooms to create positive, healthy learning for their students. Lake Washington High School houses the most with six of the new classrooms set adjacent to the stadium.

 

PMSI Helps WA Schools Go Green While Soaring to the Head of Its Own Class
August 19, 2015

The latest edition of Pacific Mobile Structures’ Great Connections details how quality and environmentally-friendly modular classrooms move the Lake Washington School District to the front of the class. The state’s largest private employer also invests in modular construction helping PMSI set records of its own. Learn more about these stories, see detailed floor plans and meet one PMSI employee who dreams beyond the industry all while focusing on helping others; all just by clicking here.
http://conta.cc/1LjdcXL
SAGE     Major Projects

 

Pacific Mobile Structures Behind the Scenes as Seattle Children's Builds Hope
August 13, 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures quietly sits behind the scenes at Seattle Children’s, housing construction crews who work to build upon the hospital. Fourteen offices will accommodate workers for more than a year as they add to the well-known hospital, which cares for children throughout the region. Current construction projects include 64 more patient rooms in the Forest Zone, completing the rooftop terrace, building two cardiac catheterization labs, and adding onto the kitchen in the Forest Zone. None of this work could be completed without offices and storage units available for the construction crews. PMSI modular units will remain on site at the Seattle location on Sand Point Way NE until summer 2016.

 

Rain or Shine Golf Tournament Will Tee Off as Scheduled
August 13, 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures 6th Annual Golf Tournament will play on as scheduled, Friday, August 14th. The weather forecast calls for a turn in our summer sunshine, but that will not put a damper on our spirits or our mission of raising money for the Pacific Athletic Center. The nonprofit, Youth Sports of Chehalis, develops facilities and programs for children of Chehalis and the surrounding areas. That means, we’re not going to let a little rain in the forecast get in our way of helping these future athletes make their dreams come true. See you on the course Friday morning! Click here for more information…http://www.birdeasepro.com/pacgolf2015

 

New Homeowners Can't Contain Their Excitement
August 11, 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures offers storage containers. A new trend takes what may seem like ordinary storage units and turns them into homes; yes, truly extraordinary houses. Anything from a simple 320-square foot home for a minimalist to a 3,800-square foot hillside family estate hanging over a hillside outside Santiago, Chile. To see more of these incredible residences built from simple shipping containers, click here…http://www.digitaltrends.com/…/fifteen-amazing-shipping-co…/

 

Green Means Go for PMSI and Entire Modular Industry
August 4, 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures continues the hot trend making its way through the construction industry. Almost four and a half million people live and work in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) – certified buildings throughout the United States. That number will continue growing, click here to find out why researchers say the market for green building materials could reach almost $70 billion by 2019...http://goo.gl/6SJH4P
SAGE     SAGE

 

Environmentally-Friendly Classrooms Will Welcome Rush Elem. Students This Fall
July 30, 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures works to install three Smart Academic Green Environments (SAGE) classrooms at Benjamin Rush Elementary. The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students will enjoy four times more natural light, 100 percent fresh air and 150 percent more air circulation than students learning in traditional relocatable classrooms. LWSD opens the new school year with 13 SAGE classrooms throughout the district and plans to install even more for the 2016-2017 school year.
Benjamin Rush     Benjamin Rush

 

Commercial Real Estate Agent Educates Seattle on What PMSI Knew All Along: Modular Works
July 28, 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures knew more than 30 years ago modular construction saved time and money. Now, a real estate agent looks to break into the modular micro housing market; saving time, money and space, in Seattle. Read more on how Parkstone Properties Gets Ready to Build Modular Micro Housing, by clicking here … http://goo.gl/M35Blj

 

Family-Owned PMSI and Other Modular Construction Companies Help In Times of Need
July 25, 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures provides exceptional office space and builds innovative modular structures. The family-owned business does this for growing companies, as well as schools and more. For more than thirty years, PMSI answers the call for those in need too. Whether destruction or natural disaster, companies find themselves in need of office space quickly and for a price that fits their need. Now almost three years since disaster struck the East Coast, read more on how Some Sandy Victims Look to Rebuild by Using Modular Homes, by clicking here … http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2015/07/17/264583.htm#

 

PMSI Makes the Grade with Schools and Links Its Nonprofit to a Better Future
July 23, 2015

The latest edition of the Pacific Mobile Structures Newsletter explains the most recent contract ensuring schools throughout the Western U.S. have access to classrooms to help meet enrollment demands. This latest edition also features an annual event prepared to assist the next generation’s athletes. These stories and so much more are just a click away… http://t.co/KULXtHpvlo

 

Elementary Students Welcomed Into New Classrooms Throughout Growing District
July 21, 2015

Moses Lake, WA --- The ever-growing school district in Moses Lake tackles part of its issue thanks to three new modular classrooms from Pacific Mobile Structures, preparing to open their doors for the new school year. Students at Garden Heights, Knolls Vista and Lakeview elementary schools will enter their brand new classrooms September 2nd, to kick off the 2015-2016 school year. With bright eyes and new schools supplies in hand, students will return ready to learn. However, according to the Moses Lake School District website these new classrooms barely scratch the surface when it comes to projected growth. Within the next three years alone and the new Kindergarten through third grade class size requirements, Moses Lake School District will need approximately 20% more classrooms at the elementary level alone; including these new modular structures. The district’s long-range plan outlines costs with the possibility of two new schools, as well as the possibility of more modular classrooms; like the ones opening this September. For now, construction crews work to prepare for the first day of school. Local media reports certain issues continue slowing the installation process. Read more, by clicking here…http://goo.gl/3Ois7t


 

Mt. View Elementary Expands with a Little Help from PMSI
July 16, 2015

Lacey, WA --- Pacific Mobile Structures sets eight new classrooms into place preparing for young minds to traipse through the doors this September. Crews worked throughout the day to ensure this growing population in the North Thurston School District will return to new classrooms, a laundry room, a conference room, reception area, administrator office, copy room, custodial office and restrooms that are first class. The crane, its operator, and the entire construction crew placed 12 buildings total and raised the hinged roofs Tuesday afternoon. All in a day’s work for these professionals. The more than 11,000 square-foot building will open next month. School starts September 9th.
Mt. View Elementary     Mt. View Elementary


 

Pacific Mobile Awards $29,000 for the 2015 Scholarship Program
June 16th, 2015

April 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures offers academic scholarships to college students through Pacific Mobile’s Scholarship Program.  As part of Pacific Mobile’s commitment to life-long learning, Pacific Mobile awards scholarships to individuals who demonstrate financial need, academic achievement and desire.

 

In April, Pacific Mobile awarded 12 scholarships to the sons and daughters of Pacific Mobile employees totaling over $29,000. Students submitted essays where they were evaluated by an independent committee based on merit, academic performance, financial need, community involvement and academic pursuits.

 

As part of Pacific Mobile’s dedication to the local community, several scholarships are awarded each year to local high schools and community colleges.  In April, scholarships were presented to students at Onalaska High School, Chehalis High School and Centralia High School totaling over $8,000.00.  Since the program’s inception in 2005, Pacific Mobile has invested more than $1078,000 towards promoting academic achievement in the Lewis County area.

 

United Way Chefs Night Out Event Will Help Benefit Boys and Girls Club of Chehalis
June 5th, 2015

The Boys and Girls Club of Chehalis is planning to open it's doors by the end of 2016. The United Way Chef's Night Out will help make this happen by providing efforts to help raise the needed funds. The Boys and Girls Club will be the Fund-A-Need beneficiary during this years live auction event.

http://chamberway.com/boys-and-girls-club-of-chehalis-partners-with-united-way-to-kickoff-fundraising-efforts-at-chefs-night-out/

 

Pacific Mobile Structure's 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
May 19th, 2015

Beat the pro 2014

Pacific Mobile Structures has always taken an active role in supporting the communities - our communities - where we do business. As a part of this effort, we are proud to host our 6th annual charity golf tournament on August 14, 2015 benefiting the Pacific Athletic Center (PAC). The event will be held at the Riverside Golf Course in Chehalis, WA.

Click here for more information.
Click here to register.

 

Pacific Mobile Ceres Branch hosts Take Your Kids to Work Day event
April 23rd, 2015

The Northern CA Branch and its employees participated in the annual Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work ® Day today. The children participated in interactive learning activities, which will guide and develop them toward a future where they can participate fully in work, family, and community. Our goal today is to empower #mpowr and CONNECT to our youth. We started our morning with an interactive slideshow presented by Xenozia teaching our Values and what Pacific Mobile is all about. Margie lead a Safety Meeting which taught the children how a hard hat can protect an egg from a 2x4 and how the egg did without the hard hat! Each child was presented with a VIP Pass showing their name and photo, a safety green #mpowr Pacific Mobile T-shirt, and their very own hard hat and level. They were given facility tours on the golf cart, partook in building their own mobile office out of graham crackers lead by Melissa, were taught how to level a building by Jerry and Lynette, and each given a personal tour of our brand new trucks (air horns were definitely pulled).
It is in the intent that the employees of Pacific Mobile will serve as role models and will inspire the girls and boys to strive to attain their full potential. So very proud of our Northern CA’s enthusiasm to put this day together.
Take Your Kids to Work 2015Take Your Kids to Work 2015
Take Your Kids to Work 2015Take Your Kids to Work 2015

 

Three Rivers Homelink School Program
April 10th, 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures was selected by Richland School District to supply and install a one of a kind campus for the Three Rivers Homelink School Program. The school will boasts of eight classroom spaces, administrative offices, large multipurpose room, and kitchen facilities. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on Friday April 10th.
Click here to view photos from the groundbreaking ceremony on the Richland School District website

 

We Have Launched Our New Smart Green Classroom Website
March 19th, 2015

Want to learn more about healthier learning environments?  Check out our new smartgreenclassroom website.

 

Pacific Mobile Receives Recognition at World of Modular Conference
March 18th, 2015

Pacific Mobile received recognition at the Modular Building Institute’s (MBI) annual World of Modular Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada last night.  We were given first place in the category of relocatable education for the Edmonds School District. The award recognizes the best in architectural innovation and sustainability, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency and calendar days to complete. We recieved first place under the relocatable modular retail or hospitality category for a commercial kitchen and dining hall in Irvine, CA. This building served as temporary dining facility for the students of the University of California. We also received honorable mention for the Corvallis School project.

 

Edmonds and Corvallis are one of the first school districts to embrace Smart Academic Green Environments (SAGE).

Congratulations to Garth, Gretchen, Tom Coyle, Patrick Allen, Toni Pinkston and the Major Projects team.
MBI AWARD 2015MBI AWARD 2015
MBI AWARD 2015MBI AWARD 2015 - University of CA, Irvine

 

Modular Construction Increases Productivity
March 6th, 2015

McGraw-Hill Construction recently released a report discussing the benefits and impacts of modular construction. Some of these impacts include reduced projects schedules and resource-efficient practices.  Click here to read the full report.

 

Pacific Mobile Structures 6th Annual Golf Tournament
February 11, 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures has always taken an active role in supporting the communities—our communities—where we do business. As part of this effort, we are proud to host our 6th annual charity golf tournament benefitting the Pacific Athletic Center (PAC). The golf tournament will be held at Riverside Golf Course in Chehalis, WA on Friday August 14th. Stay tuned for additional information.

 

Pacific Mobile Makes a Donation to the Lewis County Animal Shelter
January 16th, 2015

At Pacific Mobile, we are all passionate about serving and improving the communities where we live. Not only are we passionate about bettering the lives of the people around us but we are also committed to improving the lives of the animals around us. For the month of December, Pacific Mobile Structures and its employees collected donations of food, litter, toys, blankets and monetary donations to give to the Lewis County Animal Shelter. This year, with donations and company match, we were able to make a donation of $901.61. We love to donate to such a great cause.
Lewis County Animal Shelter 2014 Donation

 

Pacific Mobile Structures Helps in the Fight Against Hunger
January 7th, 2015

Between October 16th and December 16th, Pacific Mobile Structures and its employees collected nonperishable items to donate to the Oregon Food Bank Network, a nonprofit organization that helps an average of 900,000 people per year in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. The goal this year for Pacific Mobile was to collect 600lbs of food. The Oregon City Branch far exceeded their goal and donated 980lbs of food.
For more information please visit http://www.oregonfoodbank.org/ or http://www.foodpantries.org/ to find food bank near you.

Oregon City Food Bank 2014    Oregon Food Bank 2014

 

Pacific Mobile Structures to install 11 high-efficiency SAGE Classrooms
January 6th, 2015

Pacific Mobile Structures to install 11 high-efficiency SAGE relocatable classrooms for the Lake Washington School District in June of this year.

These classrooms will be constructed using environmentally friendly manufacturing processes that minimizes material waste and takes one-third less time to build than a standard modular structure. These buildings will also provide more natural light and better air circulation and costs less to operate than traditional modular classrooms.

Click here to learn more about the SAGE classroom

 

Pacific Mobile Employee "Submit Your Selfie" Contest
January 2nd, 2015

In December Pacific Mobile Structures hosted a "Submit Your Selfie" Contest among its employees. We had alot of great entries with alot of creativity! Our first place winner was Angie C and our 2nd place winner was Xenozia, both from our Ceres, CA Branch.  See the winners below!
Angie C - Selfie
Xenozia - Selfie

 

Pacific Mobile Employees Donate Toys to the Christmas House of Snohomish County
December 18th, 2014

Everett, WA – Pacific Mobile Structures and its employees raise over $1,432.00 to help support a local nonprofit organization, Christmas House.  Christmas House offers families of low-income free holiday gifts for children of all ages.  Pacific Mobile employees collected money through donations to purchase over 75 Christmas gifts. In 2013, Christmas House helped over 3,000 families and 50,000 children.  To learn more about the Christmas House please visit http://www.christmas-house.org/.
Christmas House Donations 2014


 

Pacific Mobile Structures is Gathering Donations for the Lewis County Animal Shelter
December 11th, 2014

At Pacific Mobile, we are all passionate about serving and improving the communities where we live.  Not only are we passionate about bettering the lives of the people around us but we are also committed to improving the lives of the animals around us.  For the month of December, Pacific Mobile Structures and its employees will be gathering food, litter, toys, blankets and monetary donations to give to the Lewis County Animal Shelter.  Please drop off your items to Jennifer Young at 1554 Bishop Rd. Chehalis, WA 98532.  Happy Holidays!

 

Pacific Mobile Structures is pleased to announce the promotion of Kenna Draper
December 11th, 2014

Pacific Mobile Structures is pleased to announce the promotion of Kenna Draper to the position of Boise branch manager. Kenna joined Pacific Mobile in 2005 as a leasing coordinator and quickly advanced into a project coordinator within Pacific Mobile’s Government Services division.  Having worked in many different business units, Kenna offers a unique combination of experience and expertise.

Prior to joining Pacific Mobile Structures, Kenna worked for D&D Foods, a food service company. She worked as an assistant manager and was responsible for assisting in facility operations, schedules and inventory.

We are very excited for Kenna to take on this new opportunity and continue her growth at Pacific Mobile.
Kenna Draper

 

Valley Electric Uses Pacific Mobile Loyalty Points to Make a Donation
December 11th, 2014

Valley Electric has taken advantage of the Pacific Mobile Customer Loyalty Program. They had earned $2000 in visa gift cards for being a loyal customer. They used their gift cards and purchased beds, bedding, and clothes for 5 kids who were in need. What a great gift.
Thank you Valley Electric for your generosity in giving back to the community!
Valley Electric Bed Donation

 

Pacific Mobile Structures United Way Campaign Luncheon
October 31st, 2014

Had a great day on Halloween kicking off the Pacific Mobile United Way campaign! Costume contest, Fear Factor, chili cookoff, BOO-LOON pop raffle, we had so much fun! Great way to raise money for United Way!

United Way Campaign
United Way Campaign

 

Ron Young, Oregon Branch Manager Celebrates 20 Years with Pacific Mobile
October 16th, 2014

This year Ron Young, Oregon Branch Manager celebrates a 20-year career milestone with Pacific Mobile Structures.

Oregon Branch Manager Ron Young will celebrate twenty-years of service with Pacific Mobile Structures this year.  Friends, family and employees gathered to celebrate Ron’s twenty-years of service Friday where he was recognized and honored for his amazing contribution to Pacific Mobile Structures throughout the years.  

Congratulations Ron!

Ron Young 20th

Ron Young 20th 1

Ron Young 20th 2

 

Make a difference in your community and help Pacific Mobile and its employees in the fight against hunger.
October 15th, 2014

Make a difference in your community and help Pacific Mobile and its employees in the fight against hunger.

Between October 16th and December 16th, Pacific Mobile Structures and its employees will be collecting nonperishable items to donate to the Oregon Food Bank Network. The goal this year is to collect 600lbs. Please drop your items off at Pacific Mobile Structures- 13970 Fir Street Oregon City, OR 97045.

The Oregon Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that helps an average of 900,000 people per year in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.

For more information please visit http://www.oregonfoodbank.org/ or http://www.foodpantries.org/ to find food bank near you.

Click here to download our flyer

 

Corvallis Waldorf School receives the first SAGE energy efficient modular classroom in Oregon
October 9th, 2014

This fall, many children from the Corvallis Waldorf School will be learning by natural light and breathing fresh clean air – in a new modular classroom installed by Pacific Mobile Structures. The Corvallis Waldorf School is the first school in Oregon to embrace Smart Academic Green Environments (SAGE).

Pacific Mobile Structures President Garth Haakenson along with Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning, Portland State University (PSU) Dean, College of the Arts Robert Bucker, PSU Professors and Architects Sergio Palleroni and Margarette Leite, Blazer Industries owner Marv Shetler and many more joined the Corvallis Waldorf School to help celebrate the grand opening of the first SAGE (Smart Academic Green Environment) classroom installed at the Corvallis Waldorf School in Oregon.

Leite addressed the crowd full of students, parents and community members: "We are so happy to be standing here. This whole project started as a labor of love for us." Leite went on to share the importance of keeping the conversation of healthier environments in the forefront and how involving community members and professionals contributed to the success of this project. Following Leite's speech Professor Palleroni added: "This is an amazing place to be able to inaugurate this first Oregon classroom. The principles that drove this was very humanist. Kids should have a classroom that promotes learning."

Community members and business owners came together and raised the necessary funds for the new classroom. Grandparents of two Corvallis Waldorf School children donated a significant amount of money to help fund the new school. Donations of materials by NW Renewable Energy Corporation and Armstrong World Industries helped reduce the cost further.

"This project was certainly the result of many many complex gifts being played out by many partners and the College of Arts at PSU is just thrilled to be part of the partnership that brought this about" said Dean Bucker.

At the event Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning spoke to the children of the Corvallis Waldorf School: "You are so very fortunate. No other students in the whole state of Oregon get to learn in a beautiful building like you do here at the Corvallis Waldorf School."

The SAGE classroom was designed by faculty and students at Portland State University's School of Architecture with the support of a broad coalition of partners, including Chehalis-based Pacific Mobile Structures, the Portland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Blazer Industries, to create a cost-efficient "green" modular classroom.

The SAGE interior features an energy-efficient ERV system, low velocity fans, solar powered sun coolers, BIO Phase Change Material in the walls and continuous dimming luminary lighting. The size dimensions of the building allow for a door threshold that is closer to the ground, reducing the costs associated with building a foundation, stairs and ramps. The building is also LEED ready.

SAGE classrooms, which are 40 to 50 percent more efficient than a standard portable, were honored with a SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design) Award in 2013. More information about Pacific Mobile's innovative SAGE classrooms is available at www.sageclassroom.com.

About Pacific Mobile Structures

Family owned and operated since 1983, Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc. is known for flexible, cost-efficient, high performance modular facilities designed for comfort, durability and energy efficiency. The company builds quality office, educational and other facilities for sale or lease, backed by the best customer service in the commercial modular construction industry.

Media Contact: Amanda Brittcomer, Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc., 360.345.1579, amanda@pacificmobile.com

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A Healthier, Environmentally Friendly, Long Lasting Modular Classroom
September 25th, 2014

A new milestone was reached for the 2014-2015 school year with the Sage classrooms being installed. These classrooms offer a healthier, long-lasting, environmentally friendly option to the typical modular classroom.

Click here to view the full article in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.

 

Pacific Mobile Structures Receives the 2014 United Way Business of the Year Award
September 24, 2014

CHEHALIS, Washington (September 24, 2014) - Pacific Mobile Structures and its employees received the business of the year award from the United Way of Lewis County during their annual campaign kickoff luncheon held Wednesday in Rochester, WA.

Pacific Mobile Structures earned recognition from the United Way of Lewis County for their contribution in the past year through community growth, involvement and leadership. “With outstanding, continued support from local businesses just like Pacific Mobile Structures, we have the power to build a stronger, healthier Lewis County and a better life for all,” said Angela French Development Director of United Way of Lewis County.  

The award was accepted by Haylee Bruce, Director of Accounting for Pacific Mobile Structures on behalf of Pacific Mobile owners Garth Haakenson and Gretchen Moore. “An important value of Pacific Mobile is to positively impact the lives of others. We are so fortunate to have enthusiastic employees committed to serving each other, our customers and the community where we live,” said Haylee Bruce. “This award is simply a reflection of the great people we have working in our company and in our community.”

The Business of the Year Award recognizes a business that go above and beyond to be involved in programs and activities that are beneficial to the communities in which they work and live. Recipients of the award display leadership, initiative, creativity, and dedication. United Way exists to improve the quality of life for all the people of Lewis County.
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Sage Classrooms Have Been Installed and Have Opened Their Doors for the New School Year
September 5th, 2014

Students in Oregon and Washington will be going back to school this fall in modular classrooms designed at Portland State University (PSU) and sold by Pacific Mobile Structures. The classrooms will be opening their doors at five schools within the Edmonds School District. Corvallis Waldorf School will be in a building that contains three classrooms.
 SAGE - Smart Economic Green Environment - classrooms help provide a healthier learning environment for the students and teachers.


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Sage Classroom in use at Hazelwood Elementary in Lynnwood, WA.
September 10th, 2014

Sage Classroom in use at Hazelwood Elementary School in Lynnwood, WA. The Sage Modular Classrooms are being used for the first time after 4 years of planning. These classrooms are more efficient, yet affordable.

Click here to view full article from the DJC Oregon.

 

Corvallis Waldorf School installs new Sage Classrooms
August 28, 2014

Corvallis Waldorf School in Corvallis Oregon is installing the first Sage Classrooms to be used in Oregon.

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5th Annual Golf Tournament Raises Over $32,000 for the Pacific Athletic Center
September 4, 2014

CHEHALIS, Washington – Pacific Mobile Structures is proud to announce that their 5th annual charity golf tournament raised over $32,000. The proceeds from this event will help support the operations of the PAC facility including equipment, youth scholarships and financial aid programs. Thirty-six teams participated in the tournament held August 15th at the Riverside Golf Course in Chehalis, WA.  

Golfers completed for team and individual prizes. In team competition, first place went to Jared Trodahl, Marc Herr, Clyle Boeck and Greg Bellcoff. Individual prizes were awarded in closest to the pin, longest drive, putting contest, marshmallow drive, straight drive, and beat the pro.
 
The tournament was supported by many businesses and individuals including: Jean Sheridan, Wells Fargo, Dick and Roberta Haakenson, Anchor Insurance, Blackwing Creative, USI, Welcome Ramps, Uhlmann Ford, Wellnet, Blazer Industries, Joe’s Outdoor Sports, Advanced Trainers, Best Western, Chery Thompson, Mike Moceri, Tom Coyle, Olympia Fireplace & Spa, Best Buy Signs and Thorbeckes. Hole sponsors included: EZ systems, Holiday Inn, Walsh Construction, 4M Hydroseeding, Kip & Staci Barker, Peter Sullivan, Nicholson & Associates, Visiting Nurses, John & Michele Walpole, Fortune Management Group. Shon Kelly and Twelvis.  Monetary donations were received from: MAC Transport, Print NW, Kathryn & Arlie Champ, Xenozia Barron, Modular Solutions and Stuart Kamstra.

About the Pacific Athletic Center
The Pacific Athletic Center (“The PAC”) exists to provide affordable access to high-quality athletic programs for the residents of the Lewis County area and the surrounding areas.The organization is dedicated to providing a safe, fun, and encouraging experience for its participants.

We will accomplish this by our commitment to teamwork, integrity, excellence, and execution while enthusiastically serving the needs of our community. Financial assistance and scholarship programs will be developed to allow access for families that otherwise would not be able to participate.

Our programs will include a full schedule of year round activities for girls and boys in grades 3-12, including skill development in: youth basketball, softball and volleyball. Strength and conditioning programs will also be offered as well as hosting of leagues and tournaments.

 

Pacific Mobile Structures Expands Their Nonprofit Youth Sports Facility
July 17, 2014

In March of 2011, Pacific Mobile owners Garth Haakenson and Gretchen Moore developed a nonprofit organization and opened a new youth sports facility in Chehalis, WA.  The new sports facility was named The Pacific Athletic Center (“The PAC”) with the purpose of developing facilities and programs for the enhancement of youth sports in area. May 2014, The PAC began expanding its existing facility that will include a new 102 square foot building that will include infield turf, batting cages and multipurpose courts. The new facility will open this fall.

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Pacific Mobile Awards $20,000 for the 2014 Scholarship Program
April 2014

Pacific Mobile Structures offers academic scholarships to college students through Pacific Mobile’s Scholarship Program.  As part of Pacific Mobile’s commitment to life-long learning, Pacific Mobile awards scholarships to individuals who demonstrate financial need, academic achievement and desire.
In April, Pacific Mobile awarded 12 scholarships to the sons and daughters of Pacific Mobile employees totaling over $20,000. Students submitted essays where they were evaluated by an independent committee based on merit, academic performance, financial need, community involvement and academic pursuits.
As part of Pacific Mobile’s dedication to the local community, several scholarships are awarded each year to local high schools and community colleges.  In April, scholarships were presented to students at Onalaska High School, Chehalis High School and Centralia High School totaling over $9,700.00.  Since the program’s inception in 2005, Pacific Mobile has invested more than $78,000 towards promoting academic achievement in the Lewis County area.

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You Are Invited To Pacific Mobile's 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
April 30, 2014

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You are invited to attend Pacific Mobile's 5th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, August 15th at the Riverside Golf Course in Chehalis, WA. This year's beneficiary will be the Pacific Athletic Center, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Funds raised this year will help support the development of youth activities and facility operations.

 

Pacific Mobile Structures To Display Modular Construction Solutions At 2014 WASBO Conference
April 22, 2014

CHEHALIS, WA - Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc. will be presenting information about their award-winning pre-engineered and custom designed modular classroom solutions at Booths 24 & 25 during this year’s Washington Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) Conference, April 23-25, 2014.

“Pacific Mobile Structures is proud to provide SAGE classrooms and other innovative solutions that help Washington’s schools use resources efficiently. We look forward to being a part of this year’s WASBO conference and sharing ideas with others committed to supporting excellence in education,” said Mike O’Brien, VP of Major Projects for Pacific Mobile Structures.

The 70th annual WASBO conference will be held at the Hilton Vancouver Conference Center in Vancouver, Washington. The Washington Association of School Business Officials is a professional development organization that provides programs, services and events aimed at promoting best practices in school business management. www.wasbo.org.

 

Pacific Mobile Structures To Display Modular Construction Solutions At 2014 OSFMA Conference
April 14, 2014

CHEHALIS, Washington - Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc. will be presenting information about their award-winning pre-engineered and custom designed modular classroom solutions at Booths 24 & 25 during the Oregon School Facilities Management Association (OSFMA) Conference, April 16-18, 2014.

“Pacific Mobile Structures has great respect for OSFMA’s commitment to promoting the development of new and innovative solutions for school facilities. We’re excited to be a part of this year’s conference and look forward to sharing the latest advancements in our SAGE classrooms and other innovative solutions,” said  Mike O’Brien, VP of Major Projects for Pacific Mobile Structures.

The annual OSFMA vendor trade show includes workshops, guest speakers, and networking opportunities for anyone interested in facilities operations at schools, hospitals, hotels and government agencies. This year’s conference will held at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. www.osfma.org

 

Pacific Mobile Structures Receives Honorable Mention at the World of Modular Conference in San Antonio, TX
March 31, 2014

CHEHALIS, Washington – Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc. receives recognition at the Modular Building Institute’s (MBI) annual World of Modular Conference in San Antonio, Texas last week.  The company was given honorable mention in the category of renovate reuse greatest renovation under 10,000 square feet completed in 2013. The award recognizes the best in architectural excellence, technical innovation & sustainability, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete.

Entries were reviewed by an impartial panel of industry and non-industry construction and code experts, architects and engineers, and marketing professionals. Building entries are judged on architectural excellence, technical innovation & sustainability, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete.  https://www.modular.org/

About the Project:

Our client desired a nicer more professional appearance for their visitors that came to the site, in addition to a larger conference room for meetings, tasting sessions, and a lab to accommodate their growth.  The solution was to construct a new 24x60 modular, compliant with the most current codes and to customize it to create the desired first impression.  The new 24x60 building is connected to the existing leased 36x60 to create one larger integrated 60x60 structure.  The interior of the 36x60 was opened up to create a larger lab and conference room, in addition to altering access to some office space to create more privacy for select occupants.  The two buildings were designed to appear to be one large space with a much nicer reception area and insulated office areas in the executive portion of the building.
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Pacific Mobile Structures Donates To Darrington Slide Relief Effort
March 27, 2014

DARRINGTON, Wash. – Pacific Mobile Structures and its employee’s band together to help support mudslide victims and volunteers Thursday. On March 22nd, 2014 a massive mudslide completely devastated a square mile of Snohomish County, Wash leaving families homeless and distressed. 

Erik Highland, Sales Consultant for Pacific Mobile Structures coordinated the effort to help gather shovels, boots, gloves, duct tape, power tools, food, clothing and toiletries for victims and volunteers. Pacific Mobile Structures also donated four 20’ containers to the Town of Darrington to help store food and supplies.  Mr. Highland was quoted saying, “This catastrophe has had a devastating effect throughout Snohomish County and we have the opportunity to do something meaningful.”

If you wish to help, Snohomish County is in need of monetary donations. Please visit the Snohomish County website for more information. The National Guard as well as volunteers are still in need of supplies and a list of items can be found on the My Northwest website.


http://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/2362/How-to-Help
http://mynorthwest.com/1012/2482334/Help-victims-of-the-Oso-mudslide 

 

Save The Date: Pacific Mobile Structures 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
March 25, 2014

Save the date for Pacific Mobile Structures 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament August 15, 2014. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Kara Lipinski at 360-748-0121 or KaraL@pacificmobile.com.

If you would like to be added to the golf tournament invitation list please send your request to KaraL@pacificmobile.com

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Pacific Mobile Structures Receives Business Of The Year Award
January 17, 2014

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Pacific Mobile Structures was named Business of the Year by the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce Friday.  CEO Garth Haakenson and CFO Gretchen Moore both accepted the award at the Chamber’s annual awards banquet in Grand Mound, WA.
The Business of the Year Award is given each year to one business that demonstrates community leadership and continued chamber support. 

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Pacific Mobile Employees Raise Money and Donate Pet Supplies to Local Animal Shelter
January 17, 2014

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Chehalis, WA – Pacific Mobile Structures and its employees wrapped up its 6th annual shelter drive Friday. This employee-led initiative encourages employees to donate pet related items including food, blankets, litter and toys to help support their local animal shelter. Initiative leader, Debbie Williams stated “While we support a variety of worthy efforts, the animal shelter is just one program that enables us to come together and support the community in which we work and live. Giving back to the community is very important to us and it is great to see the amount of support we receive each year.”  Through employee efforts and corporate matching, the drive generated more than $800 in donations and collected more than 20 pet items.

Learn how you can help the Lewis County Animal Shelter at https://www.facebook.com/lewis.shelter.5?fref=ts

 

Pacific Mobile Structures Donates 514 Pounds of Food to the Oregon Food Bank
December 24, 2013

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Portland, OR – Pacific Mobile Structures and its employees donated over 514 pounds of food to the Oregon Food Bank Tuesday. Contributions supplied over 428 meals to local residents in Oregon and Southwest Washington. In addition to food donations, monetary contributions were donated to assist with annual operating expenses. The Oregon Food Bank annually distributes around 43.5 million pounds of food to more than 36,250,000 local residents.  Learn how you can help at http://www.oregonfoodbank.org/Donate  

 

Pacific Mobile Employees Donate Toys to a Local Narcotics Anonymous Event, Hope for the Holidays
December 20, 2013

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Everett, WA – Pacific Mobile Structures and its employees raise over $900.00 to help support a local Narcotics Anonymous event, Hope for the Holidays. This two-day Christmas event provides meals, presents and activities to families involved in Narcotics Anonymous.  Pacific Mobile employees collected money through donations to purchase over 75 Christmas gifts for the children attending this event. Hope for the Holidays a free event, presented by Everett Area Activities that supports addicts and their families through the holidays. 

 

City of Nehalem Moves Into Their New City Hall Building
October 12, 2013

Pacific Mobile joins the City of Nehalem Saturday as they celebrate the grand opening of their new City Hall Building.  The new City Hall building was built to replace their old city headquarters located next door. The building features concrete entries, standing seam metal roof and public restrooms.  This was a full turnkey project including civil, geotechnical, building design and permitting.  

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Pacific Mobile Structures presents new affordable, green relocatable classroom at the fall WAMOA Conference
October 2, 2013

Yakima, WA - Pacific Mobile Structures presented the first prototype of their new relocatable classroom SAGE (Smart Academic Green Environment) to Washington State Educational professionals Wednesday. A collaborative effort of Portland State University, Blazer Industries and Pacific Mobile Structures, the SAGE Classroom offers school districts the flexibility of re-locatable classrooms and the affordability of modular construction—all in an award-winning design. Click here to learn more

 

Pacific Mobile Awarded New City Hall Project For The City Of Nehalem
June 27, 2013

Pacific Mobile was awarded the City of Nehalem Project Thursday, June 27, 2013. Site excavation is anticipated to start in July and final occupancy in September of 2013.

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Pacific Mobile Structures and St James Preschool Receive National Recognition
March 21, 2013

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This 3,960 sq. ft. preschool building includes 4 separate classrooms, a library, an art room, a food prep/laundry room, a teacher’s lounge, a director’s office, a main lobby and a “free flowing” interior that promotes easy access the other areas of the building. Each classroom has direct entry into the courtyard play area located directly behind the building. Floor-to-ceiling windows were used to create a seamless visual interplay between the indoors and out while allowing a visual connection to the children. The interior has painted drywall walls, VCT flooring, carpet flooring, child and adult restrooms, and a monitored fire alarm system. Multiple adjustments were made to the size and configuration of the building layout to accommodate site constraints. A leveling parapet gave increased height to the front/main entrance floor along with overhangs for cosmetic appeal. Exterior siding combines “Hardi” panel smooth/flat siding with “Hardi” panel lap siding.


Due to the limited space available and visual concerns, the mechanical system was restricted for a typical split system HVAC. A high efficiency electric heat pump was used for each zone of the building. The ducted horizontal HVAC unit allowed for the building to comply with visual concerns and sound issues yet provide an energy efficient way to meet the heating/cooling requirements. The roof utilized parapets on two separate building areas with differing roof slopes which allowed for proper drainage but also provided a very unique exterior cosmetic appearance.


The building required a roof mount mechanical system, but without the size, appearance, and volume of a typical system. A high efficient heat pump split system was provided. The heat pump eliminates the need to run natural gas and allows for the electrical compressor to provide the energy efficiency required. The method of installation was also an important cost savings to the client. Due to restricted site conditions (existing buildings/power lines), a crane installation would have been cost prohibitive. End-to-side modular floors and a combined concrete stemwall/concrete block foundation was designed to allow for a standard truck delivery and installation; thus expediting time and reducing costs.

 

 

Pacific Mobile Structures and City of Arlington Receive National Recognition
March 21, 2013

 

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From 2004–2011 the Arlington Public Works Department (PW) utilized a five-module, 3,360 sq. ft. temporary modular building as their administration office. Looking to expand, the PW Department began evaluating whether to utilize conventional construction methods, or to consider a permanent modular solution. When faced with the overwhelming task of trying to assemble a design, engineering, and construction team, they became frustrated with the process and the original cost estimate for conventional construction far exceeded their budget. Our approach was to be the single source contractor to design, engineer and construct the building and was successful in presenting an attractive design to the owners.


These features, included log entry columns, custom timber frame canopies, stamped and stained concrete entry slabs and river rock wainscot around the perimeter of the building as well as a 6:12 site installed roof.


Pacific Mobile Structures used an innovative construction approach to further accelerate the project schedule. The design of the building required a site installed roof due to the shipping constraints of the modules. Instead of waiting to build the roof on-site after the building arrived, Pacific Mobile Structures constructed the roof on top of the foundation while the building was still being completed at the factory. The foundation dimensions provided the perfect template in which to construct the roof. As the building modules were shipped to site, each roof module was then craned off the foundation to allow the building module to be craned onto the foundation. Then, the roof mods were immediately lifted onto the building. The result was 7,489 sq. ft. of completely dried-in building space and power connected within five days from the first module arriving on site. The result was a structure that had a finished roof height of 28 feet from grade.


The speed of the construction schedule allowed the client to move into the new building 60 days sooner than had they chose to utilize conventional construction methods. This eliminated several thousands of dollars in rental expense expended on the temporary office that was being utilized.


The HVAC design utilized five separate split system units to control heating and cooling in specific zones throughout the building. Built to 2009 Energy code, low flow toilets and urinals were installed along with automatic room occupancy sensors throughout. Large exterior windows and skylights were used to harvest the natural light.

 

Pacific Mobile Structures Receives Two Awards of Distinction From Modular Building Institute
March 21, 2013

CHEHALIS, Washington (March 21, 2013) – Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc. received two first place awards at Modular Building Institute’s (MBI) annual World of Modular Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona this week.  The company received two Awards of Distinction in the categories of permanent office space and permanent modular education completed in 2012. The awards recognize the best in architectural excellence, technical innovation & sustainability, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete.

“We were excited to see two of our projects receive the prestigious MBI award of distinction.  Our people have worked very hard throughout the year and it is great to see their efforts recognized at the national level,” said Garth Haakenson, President of Pacific Mobile Structures.  

Additionally, Pacific Mobile Structures received an MBI Service Award for its contributions to the industry over the past 25 years.

Pacific Mobile was recognized for the following Projects:

First Place
Permanent Office under 10,000 sq. ft.
City of Arlington
Arlington, WA

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First Place
Permanent Modular Education under 5,000 sq. ft.
St. James Preschool
Los Angeles, CA

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Entries were reviewed by an impartial panel of industry and non-industry construction and code experts, architects and engineers, and marketing professionals. Building entries are judged on architectural excellence, technical innovation & sustainability, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete.  https://www.modular.org/

About Pacific Mobile Structures

Family owned and operated since 1983. Pacific Mobile exists to provide an environment for high performing individuals where they will be challenged to continually improve and never stop learning. This results in our ability to provide the best customer experience in the commercial modular construction industry.

For more information, contact:
Amanda Brittcomer
Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc.
amanda@pacificmobile.com
(800) 225-6539, ext. 1305
pacificmobile.com

 

The Future Of Relocatable Classrooms - SAGE
February 7, 2013

The first modular classroom or 'Smart, Academic, Green Environment' has been designed and built for a healthy, green and affordable modular classroom. We are now offering facility tours at our corporate headquarters located in Chehalis, WA.  For more information please contact Patrick Allen at (360) 658-6364 or via email at patrick@pacificmobile.com

THE NEW CLASSROOM FEATURES: Improved HVAC systems based on energy recovery ventilation for healthier air, noise reduction and energy conservation, abundant natural daylighting, all natural, non-VOC containing materials and steel floor structure for greater portability and reduced infrastructure.

For more information visit sageclassroom.com

 

Pacific Mobile Structures Unveils New Company Logo
February 6, 2013

 Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc. announces the launch of their new corporate logo. The new logo is a fresh update to the previous version, which had been in place for the past 13 years. The new logo symbolizes the organization’s corporate brand image, its uniqueness, and the simplicity of the client experience. “It was important for us to maintain the patriotic theme of the old logo by keeping the red, white and blue color scheme. The simplified logo has removed the redundancy of the ‘mobile and modular ’tagline and emphasizes ‘Pacific’ to give us a very recognizable and bold look,” said company President Garth Haakenson. Pacific’s Marketing Director added, “Our new logo better communicates what Pacific stands for today. We knew that the new logo design needed to be unique and effective and simplicity was key.”

Designed in‐house, the creation of the new logo was a collaborative effort between Pacific’s Senior Management Team and in‐house Marketing Department. The new logo may be downloaded here: New Pacific Mobile Structures Logo

About Pacific Mobile Structures
Family owned and operated since 1983, Pacific Mobile is a leader in modular space solutions. Our company provides an environment for high performing individuals where they will be challenged to continually improve and never stop learning, resulting in our ability to provide the best customer experience in the commercial modular construction industry.


For more information, contact:
Amanda Brittcomer
Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc.
amanda@pacificmobile.com
(800) 225‐6539, ext. 1305
pacificmobile.com

 

SAGE Classroom Receives 2013 SEED Award
November 13, 2012

Six projects received the 2013 SEED award for excellence in public interest design Wednesday including SAGE (Smart Academic Green Environment) Classroom. The SEED award puts particular focus on design projects with excellence in social, economic and environmental impacts.

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2013 SEED Award Honorees Announced
November 13, 2012

The honorees of the 2013 SEED Award were announced by Design Corps, among them, SAGE: Affordable Green Modular Classroom.

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Pacific Mobile Structures Unveils A High Performing, Healthier Relocatable Classroom
November 14, 2012

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Pacific Mobile Structures, Portland State University, and Blazer Industries partnered to unveil the new SAGE classroom prototype (Smart, Academic, and Green Environment) Wednesday in San Francisco, CA. The 768 sq. ft. classroom was displayed at the entrance of the Moscone Center where tours were given to over 1,900 individuals including parents and children of a local elementary school. Four representatives from PCS including CEO Garth Haakenson attended the conference to help educate the public on the trends in high performing relocatable classroom buildings. The prototype is currently on display at Pacific's corporate headquarters in Chehalis, WA where it will remain until the site is ready for its next location at a school district in Oregon.

For more information please contact Patrick Allen (360) 658-6364 or patrick@pacificmobile.com.

 

PSU Professors To Unveil New Affordable, Green Portable Classroom At Greenbuild 2012
November 13,2012

Two Portland State University Architecture professors will unveil the first prototype of their new affordable, healthy, energy-efficient modular classroom Nov. 14 at Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco, the world's largest green-building expo.

Professors Margarette Leite and Sergio Palleroni and their students designed the Smart, Academic, Green Environment (SAGE) classroom to use half the energy of the typical modular, increase the building's portability and improve indoor air and light. The prototype, manufactured by Blazer Industries in Aumsville, Oregon, will be showcased at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center during the show and will eventually make its home as a working classroom in Oregon.  

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SAGE Featured On Oregon Public Radio
October 1, 2012

The SAGE Classroom was featured in a story by OPB about Oregon schools and the issues associated with portable classrooms, issues faced by school districts across the country. 

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Gervais School District, Putting Their Buildings Up For Sale
September 4, 2012

The Gervais School District in Gervais, OR currently has 3 school buildings up for sale. The sale of these buildings will help consolidate all their schools onto one central campus in downtown Gervais. The school district will be adding 20 SAGE Classrooms to accommodate all their students. 

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3rd Annual Pacific Mobile Golf Tournament Benefiting The PAC Kids Scholarship Fund
June 27, 2012

Please join us for the Pacific Mobile Structures 3rd Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the The PAC Kids Scholarship Fund on July 26, 2012. We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful Riverside Golf Club, Inc. in Chehalis, WA (www.playriversidegolf.com). The event will include a 4-person scramble, box lunch and awards receptions following the golf.

About the PAC: The Pacific Athletic Center (“The PAC”) exists to provide affordable access to high quality athletic programs for the residents of the Lewis County area. The organization is dedicated to providing a safe, fun, and encouraging experience for its participants. Our programs will include a full schedule of year-round activities for girls and boys in grades 3-12, including skill development in: youth basketball, softball and volleyball. Strength and Conditioning programs will also be offered as well as hosting of leagues and tournaments.

About the PAC KIDS Scholarship fund: This fund has been established to provide financial assistance to families that otherwise would not be able to participate in sports developmental programs

 

Pacific Mobile Structures Sponsors A New Athletic Center Focused On Youth Sports
June 2012

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Pacific Mobile Structures owners Garth Haakenson (CEO), Gretchen Moore (CFO) and their families have started a new non-profit company called 'Youth Sports of Chehalis'. Their aim was to bring together a facility for the youth in the area to play and practice sports. Youth Sports of Chehalis began plans for the facility in 2011 and began building in January 2012. The gym is now known as The Pacific Athletic Center 'PAC' and is located in Chehalis, Washington. The PAC was opened in June 2012 and more information on news and events can be found at http://www.pacificathleticcenter.com/

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Pacific Mobile Awards $7,250 For The 2012 Scholarship Program
April 2012

Our scholarship programs demonstrate our company’s passion for life-long learning.  The employee program recognizes the achievements of the sons and daughters of Pacific Mobile Structures’ employees and provides opportunities for them to achieve their dreams and career goals. Additionally, we give thousands of dollars each year to local high schools and our community college.  We have invested more than $25,000 in scholarships since our programs began in 2005 and we continue to expand and build on our support for higher education.

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Pacific Mobile Receives First Place Award For The MBI 2012 Awards Of Distinction
April 2, 2012

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Pacific Mobile is pleased to announce that it has been awarded first place in the category oof “Permanent Office Space under 10,000 sq. ft.” by the Modular Building Institute (MBI) for our Knife River project.  On March 26, 2012 MBI announced the winners of the 2012 Awards of Distinction contest during their annual World of Modular convention in Orlando, Florida.  The World of Modular convention is the modular building industry’s largest event with over 100 Awards of Distinction entries.  Knife River was among the list of winners an 8,820 sq. ft. office building the Portland Branch completed in November 2010.

 

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2nd Annual Pacific Mobile Golf Tournament Benefiting UW Medical Center's Heart Transplant Patient's
June 27, 2011

Pacific Mobile is hosting our 2nd annual Golf Tournament on July 8th in Chehalis, WA. Last year was an amazing turnout and we managed to raise $1,800 for the UW Medical Heart Transplant Patient and Family Needs Fund. This event is in honor of Dick Haakenson, founder of Pacific Mobile, who was the recipient of a successful heart transplant in July of 2008.  

About the fund: UW Medical heart transplant patients come to UW Medicine from all over the Pacific Northwest. Family support is an important factor in helping heart transplant patients while they wait for a new heart and the subsequent recovery. However, families rushing to UW Medical Center often arrive with little or no provisions or resources. They learn they may not be returning home very soon and the cost of staying in a hotel, food, transportation, and other necessities is outside their means. The UW Medical Center has a fund, used by its social workers, to specifically help heart transplant patients and their families during their time with us. Gifts to this fund not only enhance UW Medical Center’s patient- and family-centered care mission, but helps families stay with their loved one, which is the best medicine of all. 

 

Pacific Mobile Wins Two Modular Building Institute Awards Of Distinction
March 13, 2011

The Modular Building Institute Awards of Distinction is the modular building industry's premier awards program. In 2011, Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc. received two MBI Awards of Distinction in the categories of permanent education and renovated reuse. The awards honor innovation and design excellence within the commercial modular space industry.

Our Northern California team won first place for the UCSF, Kirkham Childcare Center under the Permanent Education (5,000 – 10,000 sq. ft.) category.

UCSF

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Our Pasco Washington team won honorable mention for the JigsawKids Preschool under the renovated reuse (greater than 10,000 sq. ft.) category.

Jigsaw

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Our Company Founder Presented With Modular Building Institute Hall Of Fame Award
March 13, 2011

We have some most exciting news to share regarding the recent MBI World of Modular annual convention! 

Dick Haakenson, our company founder, was presented with MBI’s Hall of Fame award.  This is a most prestigious award which is only recognized through substantial contribution, dedication, and impact on the commercial modular industry.   

Dick Award

Prior to the award, Garth Haakenson, our company President, was given the special opportunity to make a well thought presentation in which he expanded upon the lifetime of dedication and service leading up to his father’s prestigious award.  Dick accepted his award with much gratitude and a moving speech.  Congratulations Dick!

 

Pacific Mobile Saved The Day For Joe'e Travel Plaza!
March 4, 2011

Joe’s was destroyed completely by fire in January 2011.  Within six weeks the truck stop was able to reopen using nine separate Pacific Mobile buildings to create a temporary truck stop.

Joe's Truck Stop

 

This miniature city boasts all the comforts of the original truck stop: a convenience store, truckers’ lounge, business office, control room, restrooms and shower facilities.  Every amenity necessary to satisfy the needs of the users was provided and set by Pacific Mobile, allowing the business to reopen in record time.  Large amounts of custom decking and ramping were built to meet all applicable codes and standards while allowing the temporary units to sit on temporary foundations in order to facilitate removal when the permanent building is ready to open. 

 

 

 

Local Unitarian Univeralist Fellowship - Another Success Story!
January 29, 2011

Pacific Mobile is pleased to promote our work with local not-for-profit ventures, such as the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County.

Unitarian 

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship needed an affordable space for their education center that not only would provide the children a comfortable and homey place to learn but would also hold true to Unitarian Universalist values of sustainability and ecological consciousness.  Although it was a tall order, PMSI was able to deliver a building that meets their needs in every way.

 

 

 

Pacific Mobile Recognized at AGC Of Washington 2011 Annual Convention
January 28, 2011

Pacific Mobile receives milestone recognition award as a committed member of AGC (Associated General Contractors) for over  25 years!

Garth w/ ACG Award

 

Pacific Mobile Is Awarded The KCDA Multi-State Cooperative Contract
November 18, 2010

Pacific Mobile is proud to announce the award of KCDA's multi-state cooperative purchasing contract.  KCDA is a multi-state, multi-award contract for public education.  PMSI set a goal to pursue and attain at least one award of this magnitude, and we succeeded!  The KCDA contract is valid for educational facilities purchased in the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana.  Such a contract enables school districts to acquire needed classroom space without going through the often lengthy and needlessly expensive public bid process for each individual campus.  KCDA is designed not only to save time and provide children with the facilities they need but also to save tax payer dollars and insure that all facilities meet uniformly high standards.

 

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Pacific Mobile And Heritage Modular Have Joined Forces
June 1, 2010

Pacific Mobile is pleased to announce the acquisition of Heritage Modular. Heritage Modular is a full service general contractor specializing in commercial modular building installations and relocations. They have been an industry leader in the Pacific Northwest for over 15 years. Through a commitment to their customers, attention to detail, and quality workmanship, Heritage Modular has successfully installed over 3 million square feet of commercial and educational space.

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Recovery Act Funds New Environmentally-Friendly Building
May 26, 2010

Yet again Pacific Mobile has shown its abilities by providing a building to meet challenging Department of Energy specification requirements.  Recently PMSI provided and installed a 2,880 square foot office building for a laboratory at Hanford, a former nuclear site in the process of being decommissioned.  The building was provided with various green upgrades to meet DOE requirements, such as large windows with sun shades (to provide both daylighting and energy efficiency), insulation and siding made from recycled materials and Energy Star appliances.

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Pacific Mobile Collaborates With Toyota
November 5, 2007

Working in close collaboration with Toyota, Pacific Mobile Structures provided a mobile building weighing exactly 10,000 pounds for an amazing television commercial.  The advertisement showcases not only the truck’s capabilities, but Pacific Mobile’s as well.  The demand for a building exactly 10,000 lbs demonstrates our ability to meet customer needs every time, even when the specification is as exacting and unusual as designing a building with a weight precise to the pound!

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