Are machines the answer to cheaper, higher quality homes? Ripon company bets on it

“Fully automated home framing is coming to the Central Valley, which could mean big savings for home buyers and builders in the future.

The new Ripon-based business Entekra specializes in off-site wood framing for home construction. The company opened its offices and pilot manufacturing plant in the Central Valley city in early 2017 and has been ramping up its production ever since. Now it has received a $45 million investment to construct a second, larger fully automated plant in either Modesto or Ripon to be finished by this time next year.

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