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Revolutionizing Home Building in South Florida: The Launch of a State-of-the-Art Factory for Hurricane-Resistant Homes

In a vision of the not-so-distant future, residents in Broward and Palm Beach County, grappling with the need for affordable and resilient housing, may soon discover a revolutionary solution in their midst.

Decades after the devastating impact of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, a pioneering homebuilding firm, Onx, has established a groundbreaking factory in Pompano Beach. This facility is dedicated to crafting components crucial for homes engineered to withstand the ferocity of Category 5 hurricanes, boasting resilience against winds of up to 175 mph.

Onx, hailing from the heart of Texas, chose Pompano Beach as the site for its 150,000-square-foot manufacturing hub, strategically positioning it to cater to the pressing demand for storm-resistant homes in South Florida. By harnessing the power of robotics, the factory churns out roofing components and walls fortified with hurricane-resistant windows, setting a new benchmark in construction technology.

Matthew Rocco, President of the South Florida Manufacturers Association, hails this endeavor as a game-changer for the region, emphasizing the transformative impact of Onx’s innovative manufacturing processes and resilient home components.

The inauguration of this factory signifies a significant economic stride for Pompano Beach, aligning with its overarching vision of becoming a hub for luxurious coastal living, entertainment, and technological innovation.

At the core of Onx’s strategy lies automated factories, the driving force behind expeditious component production and assembly at community home sites. Visitors to the Pompano Beach factory witness a mesmerizing display of automated processes, culminating in the swift fabrication of interior and exterior walls crafted from concrete and roofing components. These homes boast windows embedded within 8-inch thick modular core walls and utilize light steel roof trusses, ensuring longevity and durability.

Onx’s footprint is already visible in South Florida, with communities sprouting in the Homestead area, supported by company-run assembly plants in Florida City. With a focus on just-in-time delivery, Onx streamlines the construction process, promising to deliver homes in a fraction of the time compared to traditional methods.

Melissa Pinto, Vice President of Marketing, underscores Onx’s comprehensive approach to development, highlighting the company’s control over every aspect, from site acquisition to installation, sales, and marketing. This integrated model ensures a seamless experience for homebuyers, who can only acquire Onx homes within the communities developed by the company.

Embracing digital marketing, Onx engages prospective buyers, offering them a glimpse of design options through its website. With 500 homes already built and nearly 1,800 residents calling them home, Onx’s impact on South Florida’s housing landscape is palpable.

Looking ahead, Onx’s ambitions extend beyond South Florida, with plans to expand its resilient housing developments across the state. As the search for development space continues in Broward and Palm Beach counties, Onx stands poised to usher in a new era of storm-resistant living, reshaping the region’s housing market for years to come.

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