Ramtech Completes Installation of Modular Buildings at Tornado Damaged Van (TX) ISD

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Commercial modular building firm Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, TX, has completed work on four new modular buildings placed at the site of the temporary school campus established by the Van (TX) Independent School District in the wake of the damage incurred from the EF3 tornado that went through the city in May. The modular school buildings were configured as portable restrooms and will be used by the district's second and third grade students who have been relocated from the damaged J.E Rhodes elementary school.

Commercial modular building firm Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, TX has completed work on four new modular buildings placed at the site of the temporary school campus established by the Van (TX) Independent School District in the wake of the damage incurred from the tornado that went through the city in May. The modular school buildings were configured as portable restrooms and will be used by the district's second and third grade students who will be relocated from the damaged J.E Rhodes elementary school to the temporary school site at the front of Van Middle School. Working together with Eubanks Harris Roberts Craig Architects, each one of the 12' X 34' buildings were designed to include boys and girls restrooms with age-appropriate child height toilets. Purchased through the Texas Association of School Board's Buyboard purchasing co-op, the buildings have standard R-panel siding on the exterior and fiberglass reinforced plastic panels on the interior walls. Ramtech's scope of work also included the installation of the decks, ramps, and landings.

The Van Independent School District is located in Van Zandt County in northeast Texas and serves the communities of Van, Edom, and the unincorporated area of Ben Wheeler. The EF3 tornado caused over $40 million in damage which included two of Van ISD's schools, the administration building, and the maintenance and transportation centers. To be able to start school on time in August, the district received portable classroom buildings that were donated from the Tyler Independent School District. Tyler ISD's current superintendent is Dr. Marty Crawford, who in 2013, led the West Independent School District through their rebuilding effort after the devastating fertilizer plant explosion in the city of West.

About Ramtech Building Systems
Since 1982 Ramtech Building Systems has been providing innovative modular buildings for government agencies, healthcare providers, Fortune 500 companies, and educational institutions throughout the Southern United States. As a design-build construction company, Ramtech offers full in-house design, a manufacturer direct product, and complete site construction services all within a single-source solution. The Van ISD project was designed and manufactured at Ramtech’s Mansfield, TX headquarters, part of a 20-acre development located in the southern part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Structured as a vertically integrated design-build construction company, Ramtech provides space planning, design services, manufacturing, site construction and finish-out on every project they produce. The company maintains a consistent workforce of production workers and supervisory personnel with an average of 13 years experience, many with tenures over 20 years. This experience, coupled with Ramtech’s approach to modular manufacturing and construction, allows for greater control at each step in the building process resulting in significant time and money savings for their clients. By emphasizing a value engineering approach, Ramtech has successfully completed over 3,000 diverse projects of all sizes. For more information on modular construction, visit the company's website at ramtecheducation.com.

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