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Sabre Industries, Inc. Announces Joint Venture with Module X Solutions
|By Business Wire
|June 12, 2014 03:56 PM EDT
Expanding its reach in the shelter market, Sabre Industries, Inc.
announced today the development of a joint venture with Module X
Solutions. Having recently created an alliance with MB Industries and
MBI Global, Module X Solutions is a new shelter provider located in
Shreveport, Louisiana. MBI and MBI Global have a long standing
reputation in the industry for manufacturing modular protective building
systems. A global supplier, they service domestic as well as
international markets across the world including those located in
Australia, Africa, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
This joint venture brings Sabre Building Systems’, located in Bossier
City, Louisiana, total production space to more than 1.14 million square
feet with an additional 50 acres of staging area. The additional
capacity will be used to increase their product line to better serve the
marketplace. In addition, Module X Solutions offers Sabre Building
Systems by CellXion an opportunity to further expand their global
Established in 1996 and acquired by Sabre Industries in 2007, Sabre
Building Systems by CellXion, formerly CellXion LLC, designs and
manufactures a vast selection of equipment shelters and building systems
for a variety of industries including telecommunications, oil and gas,
utility and renewable energy. “This new joint venture provides Sabre and
Module X Solutions with the capacity needed to better serve our
customers,” stated Peter J. Sandore, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Sabre Industries, Inc. “Together we will be able to offer an
expanded product line and venture into new markets.” Sandore also noted
that the close proximity of the manufacturing plants allows the
companies to more efficiently utilize manufacturing and engineering
capabilities unique to each of the joint venture partners while
directing the focus of the total workforce on the requirements of the
customer base. Customers that require an immediate increase in
production on a tight schedule will benefit from the full production and
engineering support of the combined companies. The joint venture also
provides redundant facilities to each company as part of their
respective Disaster Recovery Plans.
Module X Solutions’ President and CEO, Steve Schoonover, was one of the
original founders and former President and CEO of Fibrebond Corporation
and CellXion, LLC, the two leading producers of lightweight and concrete
shelters for the telecommunications and construction industries.
Schoonover also pioneered the integration and testing of radio equipment
in shelters prior to shipment to customer sites. Commenting on the
importance of the recent announcement by Louisiana Governor Bobby
Jindal, Schoonover indicated that the state had approved an incentive
package for Module X Solutions totaling $17.5 million. The package
includes a $1.8 million performance-based grant and a $1.8 million Economic
Development Award Program grant. Along with utilizing the state’s
Quality Jobs and Industrial Tax Exemption programs, Module X Solutions
will receive the comprehensive solutions of LED FastStart, the nation’s
No. 1-ranked state workforce training program. “These incentives will
enhance our ability to support Sabre Industries’ product line and serve
their growing customer base by providing them with increased access to
government and military projects around the world,” commented Steve
Module X Solutions is a cleared facility for the United States
Government and currently producing embassies for the U.S. Department of
State. It was recently awarded a contract to procure Hardened
Alternative Trailer Systems (HATS) for delivery to Baghdad, Iraq. With
employee representation in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Los
Angeles, and Lafayette, Louisiana, as well as associated production
capabilities in the UK, Turkey, and China, Module X Solutions is a
significant addition to Sabre’s extensive footprint. “No one else in
the industry has the capability or the capacity to produce the products
that this joint venture brings to our combined worldwide marketplace,”
About Sabre Industries, Inc.
Founded in 1977, Sabre Industries, Inc. is a leading producer of highly
engineered products used for electric transmission and distribution and
wireless telecommunications, offering a complete customer solution with
a full range of engineered towers, poles, structures, building systems
and related services. The Company’s vast array of product offerings and
extensive manufacturing capabilities has allowed Sabre to develop
leading positions with a high quality, diversified group of customers
including the nation’s largest utilities and wireless communications
firms. For further information on Sabre Industries, Inc., and its
various divisions, please visit our web site at: www.SabreIndustries.com.
About Module X Solutions
A new shelter provider located in Shreveport, Louisiana, Module X
Solutions, has an alliance with MB Industries and MBI Global to
manufacture modular protective building systems. MBI is a small company
with a global reach in protective building systems. They supply the U.S.
Department of State with specialized protective buildings used by our
diplomats assigned to dangerous positions of critical importance to the
needs of U.S. interests abroad. MBI’s global team is currently working
on projects in Germany, Yemen, Qatar, Kuwait, Pakistan, Lebanon and
other undisclosed locations. For further information on Module X
Solutions, and its products and capabilities, please visit our web site
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