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Ladacor completes largest shipping container-based hotel in North America

Ladacor today announced the official hotel opening of Days Inn in Sioux Lookout, Ont., following fast-tracked construction utilizing Ladacor’s Advanced Modular System building technology, making it the largest shipping container-based hotel in North America.

Their Modular System technology utilizes shipping containers as a durable steel modular core. “In the case of Days Inn – Sioux Lookout, we are proud to have not only created an environmentally sustainable and progressive solution for our client by repurposing 120 surplus shipping containers, we have developed a very high quality project to meet stringent standards of the Days Inn brand,” said Joseph Kiss, Ladacor president.

“Steenhof Building Services has been working with Ladacor since the beginning of this exciting project. The use of a modular system was well suited for the Sioux Lookout location and the challenges of building in Northern Ontario.  The engineering solutions developed by our team provided a great partnership with Ladacor’s Advanced Modular System, where we were able to use innovative design approaches to complete the structure in record time. Engineering at its finest,” said Jack Steenhof, Steenhof Building Services Principal.

“We were looking for a solution that was quicker and better,” said Don Klisowsky, Owner, Days Inn – Sioux Lookout. “Ladacor’s Advanced Modular System™ allowed us to build a top quality hotel in only 13 months compared to an estimated 2 ½ years using traditional methods, allowing us to occupy and start the return on investment sooner.”

Ladacor is currently working with clients on utilizing the benefits of the Advanced Modular System in applications including commercial/retail, manufacturing, multi-family housing, workforce camps, student housing and senior residences, as well as other motels and hotels.   

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