The Blazer Story
- Founded: 1976
- Headquarters: Aumsville, Oregon USA
- Specialty: Modular Building Construction
By the end of 1976, 22 single module restroom buildings of varying sizes were built and sold. Most of the buildings were sold to Cascade Toilets, but a few were purchased by a company out of California.
In 1977 we began building office trailers for a company in Portland. Soon after, we added a 6,000 square foot building for production on our Silverton property. Blazer manufactured and sold 26 modules in 1977. All were single module units except for one 24x60 double-wide office building.
In 1978 we purchased property adjacent to the Silverton property along with 2 out buildings that we were able to use for storage. Blazer Industries was incorporated in 1978, and business continued to grow at a steady pace.
The 1980’s proved difficult as we faced our first recession since the opening of our company. Thankfully, we were able to pull through and end the decade strong. This decade also opened up markets to both Hawaii and Alaska. Buildings were transported to the ports in Portland and Seattle, and were then transported by barge to Hawaii and Alaska. This became a large portion of our market, and still remains so to this day. By this time, Blazer had built over 3,000 buildings, employed over 150 people, and the need for even more space was needed.
In 2006, and due to a large increase in demand for modular buildings, we purchased a building nearby in Stayton, Oregon, and opened a second manufacturing facility to fulfill demand. As the story goes, by 2010 the struggling economy caught up to the modular industry and demand was 35% of what it was 3 years prior.
Where We’re At Now
Since 1976, over 19,000 buildings have been built by Blazer Industries. Our company has grown tremendously; not only in the quantity produced, but in the standards we have developed and diversity of what we can and will produce. Due to our team’s vast knowledge of construction, and our interest in innovation, Blazer continues to grow in both capability and capacity.