Mayor Craig Greenberg announces modular housing manufacturer MMY locating its first U.S. operations in West Louisville

February 29, 2024

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Today, Mayor Craig Greenberg joined Gov. Andy Beshear, Councilwoman Tammy Hawkins and leaders of MMY US to announce the company will open its first U.S. modular housing manufacturing facility in Louisville’s Parkland neighborhood, creating 73 new jobs. 

“From delivering new housing solutions to creating good-paying jobs with benefits like childcare, MMY is making a game-changing investment in West Louisville that will position our city to lead,” said Mayor Greenberg. “West Louisville will now be the national epicenter of modular housing construction, and I am so grateful to MMY leaders for their commitment to Louisville, our people and our future.”

Gov. Beshear echoed the impact this project will have on the area.

“Congratulations to MMY US and to the West Louisville community for adding yet another quality employer for Kentucky’s talented workforce,” said Gov. Beshear. “The commonwealth continues to attract companies that are creating great jobs and providing valuable resources for our residents, and MMY US is a prime example of that. I’m happy to welcome MMY US to the commonwealth and look forward to a long, successful partnership here.”

MMY US will be Kentucky’s first sole modular manufacturer, pioneering new urban construction by delivering modular homes in 16 weeks – five times faster than traditional construction.

“The opening of this Advanced Modular Manufacturing Facility will signify a major acceleration in Kentucky’s construction industry and will position Kentucky as one of the world’s most technologically advanced players in modern methods of construction,” said Robin Bartram Brown, CEO of MMY US.

MMY US secured a 10-year lease with a purchase option for a five-acre industrial facility at 1344 Beech St. Up to 500 housing units per year will be produced with potential for future growth. Louisville Metro Government awarded the company a $500,000 grant.

Councilwoman Hawkins noted that this project will bring new opportunity to her district and the surrounding neighborhoods.

“I am grateful to share in this opportunity for West Louisville and District 1 to have new job opportunities in the community they live. This new facility will offer the opportunity to learn a trade and new skill set, provide better job opportunities and increased pay wages that will continue to accelerate the growth of West Louisville. Sustainability is important and generational wealth is vital, this new advanced manufacturing facility will bring positivity to our community and improve the quality of life to our residents,” she said.

MMY US has committed to hiring at least 51% of its workforce from Louisville, with preference given to applicants from the nine neighborhoods of West Louisville. Additionally, the company will provide on-site childcare from 4 to 7 p.m. for working parents. MMY US will pay employees an average wage of $30 per hour and a minimum of $23 per hour – both before benefits.

“At MMY US, we believe in fair compensation for hard work, delivering an average wage of $30/hour to ensure our staff earns a decent living wage,” Bartum Brown said. “Diverse and inclusive teams lead to superior decision-making, which benefits everyone. At MMY US, we are dedicated to fostering a workplace that is both diverse and equitable, ensuring our workforce mirrors the communities we are a part of.”

MMY US is part of modular strategy consultancy MMY Global, which has been leading modular construction globally since 2013. MMY Global clients include EY, PWC, England’s NHS and RAM-H. Since accepting bookings six months ago, MMY has secured a full production pipeline with $40 million in orders, supporting affordable housing and market-rate projects.

“GLI is thrilled to welcome MMY US to our region as they bring dozens of new, high-paying jobs to West Louisville. This is a wonderful success story of regional collaboration, and this multi-million-dollar investment leverages our strengths in manufacturing, technology, and logistics to bring new investment and opportunity to our community,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, president and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. “I am looking forward seeing the impact MMY makes in our community and how their investment ushers in new innovation to our regional economy.” 

In 2023, Mayor Greenberg reported strong economic momentum across the city of Louisville with 59 projects located, representing just over $1 billion in new investment and 2,302 new jobs. Site Selection Magazine named Louisville a Top 5 U.S. Metro for Economic Development and recognized Louisville Metro's Department of Economic Development a 'Top Economic Development Group' for the ninth year in a row.

MMY US’s production capacities are fully booked until the end of the year, but they are now accepting reservations for 2025. For more information on MMY US, visit mmyus.com.

For more information about Louisville’s economic development work and business support services, visit Louisvilleky.gov/economicdevelopment or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @econdevlou, at facebook.com/LouisvilleCED, and on LinkedIn.

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