PHOENIX, April 4, 2017— Cavco Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: CVCO) today announced its closing of the acquisition of Lexington Homes, Inc. (“Lexington”), which became effective on April 3, 2017. Lexington provides affordable manufactured housing from its manufacturing plant in Lexington, Mississippi to its retail distributors in the Southeastern United States.
“We are pleased to welcome the Lexington business and employees as they join the Cavco group of companies,” said Cavco Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Joe Stegmayer. “Our combined operations will allow us to more fully serve Cavco’s existing customers in the Southeast and provide added resources to support Lexington’s customer base. The historically strong manufactured housing markets in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and nearby states are generally improving and this acquisition enables Cavco to better participate in future growth potential.”
The purchase price, which was paid in cash at closing and funded with Cavco’s internal capital, was not disclosed. Lexington home products will continue to be marketed under the Lexington brand name and the current management team will remain with the company.
About Cavco Industries, Inc.
Cavco Industries, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, designs and produces factory-built housing products primarily distributed through a network of independent and Company-owned retailers. The Company is one of the largest producers of manufactured homes in the United States, based on reported wholesale shipments, marketed under a variety of brand names including Cavco Homes, Fleetwood Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Fairmont Homes and Chariot Eagle. The Company is also a leading producer of park model RVs, vacation cabins, and systems-built commercial structures, as well as modular homes built primarily under the Nationwide Custom Homes brand. Including Lexington, the Company will employ approximately 4,200 people and operate twenty manufacturing plants along with retail home centers, housing finance and homeowner insurance businesses in the United States. Additional information about Cavco can be found at www.cavcoindustries.com.
About Lexington Homes, Inc.
Lexington Homes, Inc. was founded in 2004 by individuals with combined experience of over 100 years in the manufactured housing industry. Lexington operates one manufacturing plant in Lexington, Mississippi and distributes homes through a network of independent retail businesses in the Southeastern United States. More information about Lexington can be found at www.lexington-homes.com.
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