Local Company Cranking Out Homes for Evacuees

Production is now in full swing at Thomasville's Stewart Park Homes after the firm signed a contract with FEMA to build 1,000 temporary housing units.

A company director says workers went from producing five custom built homes a week to five FEMA homes a day in a three-week span.

The company says FEMA trucks are picking up four to five homes a day and transporting them to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Mark Williams, director of Stewart Park Homes, says, "Our workforce has doubled over the last two weeks in the plant. We went from 45 workers to now we have close to 90 workers out there."

Williams says the company hopes to bump up daily production to about eight to 10 homes a day. He adds that Stewart Park Homes is still hiring workers to help complete FEMA's large order.