Announcing Autovol, a First-of-Its-Kind Automated Volumetric Modular Factory to Be Led by Prefab Logic Co-Founder Rick Murdock

BOISE, Idaho–([1])–Prefab Logic, in conjunction with Autovol™ ownership, is leading the
development of a revolutionary, first-of-its-kind factory that will set
an entirely new benchmark for automated volumetric modular construction.
The factory will be based in Idaho’s Treasure Valley, and will operate
under the name Autovol. The Autovol factory will establish best-in-class
standards for a new category of smart construction.

The Autovol factory will be located on a 52-acre site on Star Road in
Nampa, Idaho. Prefab Logic is designing the factory in partnership with
a leading factory robotics development company soon to be announced. The
Autovol model will further solve the affordable housing crisis by
providing a dedicated, high-capacity factory for multi-unit modular
projects.

For Prefab Logic co-founders Curtis Fletcher and Rick Murdock, the
Autovol factory is the next big step in their growing investment in the
modular industry.

“Autovol will greatly accelerate the big and positive impact on cost and
productivity that current volumetric modular construction already
delivers to our projects,” Fletcher said. “This factory will create new
breakthroughs in construction speed, capacity, efficiency, and
excellence.”

Murdock will lead Autovol as its CEO. Effective January 1, 2019,
Murdock’s roles and responsibilities at Prefab Logic will be assumed by
new Vice President of Operations, Doug Pill. Already a leader in
volumetric modular innovation, Prefab Logic helps factory owners and
developers design, develop, and run volumetric modular construction
factories, with several other major factory projects completed and in
the works. Once Autovol is developed, Prefab Logic will foster a network
of affiliate factories and share key automated construction technology
and learnings gained.

“Autovol will open up with automation far beyond what’s being done in
any modular factory today. It’s Construction 3.0,” Murdock said. “Prefab
Logic experts have worked-in, designed, operated, and studied today’s
best-in-class modular factories worldwide. We’ve enjoyed our role as
modular pioneers, and we’re thrilled with what this next pioneering
phase will do for communities that need affordable housing as well as
developers and factory owners ready to change the game.”

Construction preparations at the Autovol site began in October, 2018.
The factory is set to be operational in early 2020.

Prefab Logic is a leader in volumetric modular consulting based in
Boise, Idaho. Prefab Logic provides independent design, manufacturing,
and factory startup services built on decades of successful real-world
experience with all phases of volumetric modular construction. More
information at www.prefablogic.com[2]

Autovol™ is the name and operating entity of the innovative automated
volumetric modular construction factory currently in development in
Nampa, Idaho. Autovol is being designed and developed by Prefab Logic, a
leading volumetric modular construction consultancy based in Boise,
Idaho.

For more information online, visit:
PrefabLogic.com[3]
Autovol.com[4]

References

  1. ^ (www.businesswire.com)
  2. ^ www.prefablogic.com (cts.businesswire.com)
  3. ^ PrefabLogic.com (cts.businesswire.com)
  4. ^ Autovol.com (cts.businesswire.com)

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