Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Moving Portable Buildings In New Mexico, The Easy Way

Modular Solutions, Ltd Can Relocate Your Portable Building In New Mexico As A CES Procurement Partner

Modular Solutions, Ltd has been awarded the CES cooperative contract in New Mexico for JOC General Contracting Services and for Modular Building construction and relocations.  

In New Mexico there are many steel one piece buildings available.   If you have the opportunity to get one of those buildings donated or for a fair value, we would encourage you to contact our experienced team to help you relocate it to your location.

Modular Solutions, Ltd has been a Cooperative Educational Services (CES) Procurement partner since 2004.  We have relocated buildings across the block and across the state.   Knowledge of how to safely get from point A to point B has been a huge part of our success.  Let our team come out and provide you with a free preconstruction estimate to move your relocateable building, making it beneficial space again.

For more information contact our team at:

Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone:  800-441-8577 x  1 (Sales)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Modular Building Recertification, In Arizona

Modular Building Recertification, In Arizona

State of Arizona mandates all prefabricated buildings have state seals

In Arizona any prefabricated buildings that are for commercial or public use are required to have state seals on the building.  Sometimes a client will purchase a used building from the internet or even get a building donated.   In such cases a great deal is not always a great deal. 

When a building comes into Arizona from another state and it has not been approved by the department of building and life safety, you will have to get the building recertified.   The only way to get a recertification completed is to hire a company such as Modular Solutions that provides new construction as a factory and that will also verify your building is viable for use meeting Arizona codes and construction methods.

Sometimes a building was on a federal site with no approvals, and unfortunately the cost to retrofit the building to current code can be extremely expensive.  The best option is if you are considering taking a building for free or purchasing a building from out of state, to contact our Architectural (AE) department and let us offer you advise.

The process is pretty straight forward for recertification, but can be cost prohibitive if you end up with a building that was used on a federal site and furnished by the "low-bid" and does need any standards for code compliance or construction standards.

For more information on recertification contact our team:

Modular Solutions, Ltd

Phone: 800-441-8577 x (1) Sales
Email:  Information@Mod-sol.com
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Build A Learning Environment, Not A Portable Classroom

STEM Learning Environment

Just a thought to get everyone having a conversation about what is a learning environment.  As I thought about it more there are some comparisons that come to mind that are similar to the human body.   A human body does not function with bones alone, it needs muscles, and joints, and tendons, and skin to be flexible and grow.  Yet we expect our learning environments to thrive with just a basic box (a skeleton of bones if you will), and think this will function effectively.

Modular Solutions, Ltd has developed a classroom learning environment for the STEM or STEAM learning culture that will grow and move and has flexible systems to choose from.

What makes a classroom environment successful?

Energy Efficiency: So that schools have the funds to operate, and can show future generations that there is "a better way to build"

Natural lighting: To encourage creativity and good health

Open flexible Space:  Students can work in small groups, alone, in large classroom settings.  Having flexible space options make a huge difference in how a teacher can reach all the senses of a student as they educate

New generation ceiling tiles that block sound travel and absorb sound, such as the new panels manufactured by Armstrong Ceiling Systems 

Carpet squares like those designed by Desso, a Tarkett company that are environmentally friendly, that can be take up or removed as space changes are required.

Cloud based learning wall, such as  provided by Nureva, Inc  that students can all participate in the collaborative learning approach

Decorative and inviting exterior finishes.  Gone are the days when a modular classroom had to be a wood sided box, with a pitched roof and shingles.  If the modular classroom exterior is fun and inviting the children will be excited about coming to school each day

To find out more about our specialty design systems that are incorporated into our STEM and STEAM learning environment classrooms contact our preconstruction team.

Modular Solutions, Ltd

Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1 Sales

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving From Modular Solutions, Ltd

Wishing You A Happy Thanksgiving

Modular Solutions, Ltd giving thanks for our customers and clients

Modular Solutions, Ltd has grown our company by building relationships as we construct buildings.

We know our success is accredited to the clients and customers that choose Modular Solutions, Ltd and we are pleased to have the opportunity to show you how our team performs, and get to know you.

Thank you for your loyalty, and your business.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Modular Building Relocations, Five Great Tips

How To Relocate A Modular Building

Moving a modular building or portable classroom can be done easily in a day or two, and makes sense when you have changing enrollments or you have found a great deal on a used modular building.  Below are a few quick tips that will help make moving a modular building or portable classroom building more efficient and economical.

  • Tip # 1:  Plan ahead.  If you know your modular building needs to move in June, start planning the relocation in January to give your team plenty of time to get drawings, utility planning, site planning and coordination, and other efforts accomplished.
  • Tip # 2: Meet with local jurisdiction:   Even if you are exempt, meet with the local jurisdiction and find out if there will be any unexpected expenses or requirements so the budget and the schedule stay as proposed.
  • Tip # 3: Make a preliminary schedule on paper & make sure all of the vendors, sub consultants, sub contractors, and jurisdictions get a copy.  This way all of the extended team members will buy in and be notified of their scope and their time lines.  If a schedule changes it is always easy to send out a revision.   If you use a program like Modular Solutions uses such as MS Project it is easy to show events in sequential order and events that link together.
Tip # 4: As your move date approaches watch the local weather reports for rain/snow or if you get irrigation look at the watering schedule.   If the weather is going to be bad then don't worry about sliding your schedule around.   If you don't look at possible weather delays, and inform your team ahead a sub contractor may have to slide your schedule by days or weeks due to lack of planning.
  • Tip # 5:  Make sure every team member (sub contractors and employees) involved in the relocation get a copy of the drawings and schedule. We have built a great team at Modular Solutions, Ltd and benefit from sub contractors catching things on the drawings that could have really impacted the schedule or cost if they had not been noticed.   It is a team effort and everyone can contribute to the success of a project.
For more information contact our team at:

Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone:  800-441-8577 x 1 (sales)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Modular Solutions, Ltd Celebrates Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day- Celebrate With Honor

Take Time To Participate

In our home town of Phoenix, Arizona there are lots of events happening around the valley of the sun to celebrate our fallen, and our current military heroes. 

If you have the day off take time to celebrate with the organizations that are remembering loved ones that sacrificed so much to keep our country free.

If you are working, take time to stop and thank a veteran who may be standing in line at the bank, pushing a cart at the big box store, reading a book in the library, or just hanging out at the park.

Modular Solutions, Ltd has employees that have served in the US military, and that participate in some of the great events going on.  

We take time to stop and just say thank you!  Sometimes there are no other words.

To contact Modular Solutions, Ltd

Phone:  800-441-8577 x 1 (sales)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Cooperative Educational Services Of New Mexico

Cooperative Educational Services of New Mexico Held A Successful Winter Conference

Cooperative Educational Services of New Mexico had a great turn out for the annual facilities managers' workshop in Albuquerque

Last week, Cooperative Educational Services of New Mexico (CES) held their annual conference for facilities managers throughout New Mexico.  There were more than 120 participants at the conference covering educational topics.

Modular Solutions, Ltd had a booth at the conference, and wants to say thank you for stopping by and showing your support to our team.

Modular Solutions, Ltd holds a Cooperative Educational Services Contract for modular buildings, prefabricated buildings, installation, and also for JOC general contracting services.   We will jump in and help you with pre-construction services, budgets, renovations, remodel, or any construction services you need.

We look forward to seeing many of your organizations at the New Mexico School boards Association annual convention December 4-5 in Albuquerque.  The Annual Convention is a conference that provides information to board members, administrators and education stakeholders on a variety of topics. In addition, the association business (reports from Finance, Nominations, Policy & Resolutions and the election of state officers) is conducted at the Friday Afternoon Delegate Assembly. There is also an Awards Luncheon on Friday that recognizes Leadership Development Program participants and those receiving Recognition for outstanding achievements, such as Board Member of the Year, Board of Education of the Year, Hall of Fame and 24-Year Service.

Please stop by our booth at the NMSBA conference and show your support!

For more information contact our team:
Modular Solutions, Ltd
Telephone:  800-441-8577 x 1 (Sales)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mohave Educational Services Cooperative

Modular Solutions, Ltd is awarded a five year contract with Mohave Educational Services Cooperative, Inc.

Cooperative purchasing saves time and money

Modular Solutions, Ltd was awarded a cooperative contract with Mohave Educational Services Cooperative, Inc on October 5, 2015.  This cooperative is extended to school districts and public agencies throughout Arizona.   Currently MESC has over 450 members in Arizona that utilize the cooperative services.  Contract#: 15H-MSL-1005

Modular Solutions, Ltd will be providing Preconstruction services , prefabricated design build permanent modular buildings, and site work to facilitate a turnkey building installation.

Let the expert team at Modular Solutions, Ltd help you with your next project.

Contact us:
Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1

Friday, October 23, 2015

Modular Buildings For Public Transportation Systems

Modular Buildings For Public Transportation Facilities

Modular Solutions For Public Transportation Departments

Modular Solutions, Ltd provided a design build transit center for the Lake Havasu City Public Transit Department.

Their team was growing, and needed a permanent space to place the employees and a safe place to collect funds from clients that would come in to purchase tickets.

Modular Solutions, Ltd used permanent alternative construction for this project to make sure the building would blend in with the community, have LEED sustainable qualities, and be built with a 50+ year life cycle.

The employees now have a great locker room, a safe bullet resistant window to collect cash payments, and a facility that brings great savings on monthly operational costs.

For more information on this project 
contact our team:

Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone:  800-441-8577 x 1

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Modular Dental Clinics Will Make You Smile

Modular Dental Clinic

A Case Study In Modular Clinical Facilities

Modular Solutions, ltd was called upon by a Native American community to provide a  modular solution for their dental clinic.

The community had a building that was to be demolished, yet services still had to be rendered.    Modular Solutions, Ltd provided a design and the construction and installation of a modular dental clinic to serve the needs of the community and get it open quickly.

The building consisted of (2) modular sections and was to be steel siding to match the other buildings in the community.

Modular Solutions, Ltd was selected because our in-house architectural team worked closely with the tribal architectural team to get a feasible and quick solution developed.

It takes a special knowledge of construction and building code regulations to construct a modular dental clinic.

Modular Solutions, Ltd provided an equipment room, a lab facility, digital xray equipment, client service chairs, and the ambient facility that makes clients comfortable and less fearful as they are getting procedures completed.

For more information regarding this project or other medical clinical facilities you need constructed contact our team:

Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1 (Sales)

Modular Employee Workforce Housing Solutions

Employees that live in rural areas have limited choices when it comes to housing and family housing.  Modular Solutions, Ltd has provided housing in rural areas for housing as a solution.   How does this benefit the employees and the employers?
Employee Work Force Housing
  • Virtually no drive time to work place, eliminating tardiness and long drive times
  • Family camps can have family members close by, for security and also to attend to any special needs or requirements a family may have
  • Cost of gas reimbursement eliminated
  • If an employee leaves the housing is vacated, leaving an opening for "active" employees only
  • Security clearance can be incorporated into community as required
  • Amenities can be added or taken away as the work force changes
Prefabricated Housing Solutions
  • Include ADA housing solutions for elderly or injured employees or family members
  • Central court can include modular cafeteria center, prefabricated worship or meeting hall, modular laundry and general store facilities, and even pet centers.
  • Builds a sense of community for the workplace and the housing complex
  • Modular housing can be multi-story or multi-family solutions
  • Housing is then a benefit, and will attract better and more dedicated employees
These are just a few of the benefits of choosing Modular Solutions, ltd to develop you modular building housing solutions for your work force and employees.

Contact us for more information:

Phone:  800-441-8577 x 1 Sales

Friday, October 9, 2015

Modular Solutions For Churches

Modular Solutions For Churches

Modular Worship Buildings Are A Great Solution

Worship centers require large open spaces and great sound quality.  But all too often the budget determines what a church can afford and what they will be able to worship in.

 Some of our clients have been able to utilize buildings from Modular Solutions, Ltd recycle program.  The recycle program allows older modular buildings that have been on lease to come back to our factory and get reconstructed and rebuilt for a "new life"

By utilizing reconstructed buildings it is good for the environment because a building was saved from going to the stock pile or land fill, and it is good for the client because there is a substantial cost savings available.

New construction is always an option at Modular Solutions, Ltd but sometimes the budget can go a littler further with this option.
many of our clients will choose steel building for the high ceilings and the somewhat flexible design solution.   Other clients will choose MPANELS which are manufactured in the plant, offer high ceiling options, and a concrete slab floor.  

What ever space goals a church has we try to educate the committee and let them know that there are building options, and affordable ideas that will make sense for long term and short terms space planning goals.

For more information contact our team:

Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1 (Sales)
email: information@mod-sol.com
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Military Modular Buildings Yuma Arizona

Modular Solutions For Military Buildings

Job Order Contracting For Modular Solutions

Modular Solutions, Ltd provides additional mission space for the military at the base in Yuma Arizona.  When they needed a temporary space solution that could be relocated on base for a secondary purpose Modular Solutions worked closely with the Job Order Contractor (JOC) for the base and designed and fabricated two new modular buildings at our factory in Phoenix, Arizona.

The buildings were equipped with special military functions that helped our US Military complete their critical path mission.

These buildings were constructed with hidden security features and looked like an "industry standard" mobile office trailer.  When security is the mission Modular Solutions has the answers.
For more information contact our team:

Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone:  800-441-8577 x 1 (Sales)

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Modular Building Prescott, Arizona

Veterans Administration Chooses Modular Construction

When the Veterans Administration in Prescott, Arizona needed additional space they looked at all the construction options available and chose modular construction.

The Benefits Of Modular Building Construction

  • Quicker Occupancy
  • Less Site Disruption In A Hospital Zone
  • Less On Site Sub Contractor Security Clearance Requirements
  • Permanent Design Meeting Or Exceeding VA Construction Guidelines
  • One Point Of Contact For Turnkey Construction 
  • GSA Contract Procurement Availability
  • Design-Build Can Include Building Shop Drawings
  • Sustainable & Green Building Construction Options Available

By choosing modular construction the VA campus in Prescott, Arizona was able to save money, and time by ordering the new building from our GSA schedule.

For more information on medical construction or federal modular building construction contact our team at Modular Solutions, Ltd

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Phone:  800-441-8577 x 1 (Sales)

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Modular Building Federal Case Study

Working on a federal project takes experience and knowledge of the federal government.  When the Veterans Administration needed a modular building for their expanding behavioral health program they needed a contractor that could deliver a multi-story modular building, and one with federal experience.   Modular Solutions, Ltd was selected to design and construct this 33,000 square ft two story modular building in Los Angeles, California.

Some of the special requirements included decorative stairwells, coordinating an interior elevator with a company that was already on the VA campus to facilitate future service, bamboo renewable flooring, no VOC paint, energy star-efficient HVAC design, motion sensors, high ceilings, lots of natural lighting and windows, and many other custom features that make this permanent modular building an attractive addition to the VA campus.

To watch a video of this building being installed in time lapse visit our website location

To find out more about medical construction and multi-story permanent modular construction contact our team at Modular Solutions, Ltd

Phone:  (800) 441-8577 x  1  (Sales)
email: information@mod-sol.com
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Modular Building Case Study Education

Modular School Construction A Case Study

Education construction is a multi-billion dollar business.  There are renovations, new construction, and also prefabricated projects across the USA.  With all of those choices school districts and charter schools have to decide what is the best option for their school flow, budget, and location.

Learn more about this permanent modular school construction project provided by Modular Solutions, Ltd.

When this charter school was trying to get started they were owned by a small struggling administrator with a dream.

The school was Juniper Tree Academy, and they leased space from a local church.   After the first couple of years and a successful track record they had sufficient funds to grow the school, but wanted to be able to move the campus to their final home when the time was right. This modular building school campus was designed, and installed by Modular Solutions, ltd.

 The campus consisted of 15,000 square ft of classroom space , a cafeteria/multi-purpose room, and even an administrative wing.

All in all the project was such a success the owner was able to sell the campus to new owners, and they were able to expand even further.

For More Information:

Contact Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone: (800) 441-8577 x 1 (sales)

We look forward to helping your school grow one modular building at a time or with an entire campus over a summer break.

Modular Homes Phoenix Arizona

Are you looking for a new home?  One of the biggest choices is do I get a modular home that is a "stock" modular home from a HUD factory in Phoenix or do I get a custom IRC modular home manufactured in Phoenix, Arizona.

A home is an investment you will make and it should last you a lifetime.   Unfortunately there is a difference in a HUD home and an IRC home.  If your goal is to find affordable modular housing then a HUD home  is the best answer no question.

If you want to have a sustainable modular home that reduces your carbon footprint or that is a net zero home you may want to consider an IRC modular home manufactured in Phoenix, Arizona. 

There are lots of choices to consider - Just make sure you make an educated purchase of your new modular home and consider all the options before you sign on the dotted line.

If you would like more information on residential modular homes consult our team, and we can help you make an educated and informed buying decision that you will be happy with and that will fulfill the American dream!

Contact Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone:  800-441-8577 x 1 (Sales)
Email:  Information@Mod-sol.com
Website: www.modularsolutionsltd.com
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Modular Building With Solar Power

Living in Arizona we have the perfect solution to alternative energy, most clients have sunshine and good weather over 300 days a year and are able to really get back their solar investment quickly. We do however service clients in areas that have sunshine only 65 days a year, and solar power on their modular buildings is not necessarily the best value and investment choice for alternative energy, and for the life cycle of the solar components.

Living green is a life style choice, and if you are an agency you are tasked with making your site projects LEED certified or accredited. Sometimes the cost of the components and the repay on the power grid are not sufficient. Some clients would have to keep the solar panels for over 50 years to see the benefits of the cost of the panels and the installation. Other clients make a small leap and only have solar water heaters or solar pool heaters. No matter what your goals are for the environment, they also have to make sense with your budget.

There are many choices you can make to go "green" and "sustainable" besides just the energy efficiencies that will reduce your carbon footprint. You can use recycled components (ie insulation, carpet) , you can ensure they have low or zero VOC content (ie paint and adhesives), you can choose products that are sustainable such as bamboo flooring, you can upgrade your lighting to LED lights or natural sola-tubes.

Let our design team help you select the best design standards for your location and construction vicinity. There is no universal answer, and by choosing construction professionals such as Modular Solutions you are able to discover & make effective choices based on what is the best for your available schedule, budget, and resources.

For more information contact our team at:

phone: (800) 441-8577 x 1
email: information@Mod-sol.com
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Modular School Safe Campus Design

Historically schools have always been considered a safe haven for children but that picture of safety has changed over recent years. When school districts come to us and ask how do we create a safe school campus environment there are many solutions in our preconstruction solutions book.

Some common upgrades that are now being included in the standard new school construction package:
1. Panic Alert System: Any employee can identify a dangerous situation and notify the staff, administration, and local authorities.
2. Entry Vestibules: A safety vestibule is a way to lock down a campus so noone can gain direct egress onto the campus without notifying the proper security teams
3. High Technology Security Systems: These systems can be as simple as card readers, or as sophisticated as identification scanners
4. Practice Emergency Lockdowns: Most schools have an emergency plan or lock down plan that allows the staff to practice for security risk situations
5. Parking pass control gates: When upper education levels have parking considerations the access gates are only open with proper security clearance (usually attached to the vehicle)
6. Guard shack: Control entry into the campus with security shacks

No matter what the security challenge is our team can help develop a solutions to have safe and secure schools.

For more information contact our team at:
Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1 Sales
Email: information@mod-sol.com
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Modular Building Tie Downs

A modular building sets on a foundation. If the building is not securely fastened down to the earth in some manner it can be blown off the foundation in high wind situations.
There are studies of modular homes and commercial modular buildings that had tie downs, setting next to those that did not have tie downs. The buildings with tie downs survived high winds and extreme weather with little or no damage while buildings with no tie downs were sometimes a pile of rubble.

There are several types of tie downs based on the ground soil conditions and the type of foundation you are using.

No matter how large or small your modular building is we recommend tie downs. In most states they are required as a part of the foundation engineering. When you get a modular building installed from a reputable dealer or manufacturer they will always include a foundation design stamped by a professional engineer for your location and use.

Site built and modular buildings have faced total demolition during tornado or hurricane weather, but tie downs are a great way to keep your modular building more secure and safer when on the periphery of a storm.

For more information contact our team at 
Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone: 800-441-8577 x 1
email: information@mod-sol.com

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Modular Church Building, Tips For Construction

A modular church building or worship center has to accomplish many uses with a small congregation.   Sometimes the facility will be the main worship center, sometimes the facility will have to be classrooms, and at other times it will serve as the pot luck social center.

A church design needs to be flexible and serve many functions.   When budget is a concern there are some ideas that will help you multi-task your new modular church facility.

1.  Build your new facility with open beams, often times posting is less expensive, but in the end renovations or remodel or even clear vision are impacted by posts.
2. Design around your own aesthetic functions.  You can construct your new modular church building
with a vanilla approach and then bring your own flavor and interior design.  This saves money on the front end and allows you to make it your own.
3. If there is a budget design your church meeting room with large higher ceilings, and your classrooms with a lower ceiling.  This will save money, and allow for separation of spaces.

For More Information Contact Our Team:

Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone:  800-441-8577 x 1 (sales)
Email: information@mod-sol.com
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Modular Classroom Building, Case Study

Modular classroom buildings can be temporary or permanent.  When we place modular buildings on a campus they can be an addition to an existing campus or they can be new design.

A modular classroom building is designed around many factors:

1.  The budget
2.  The existing aesthetics of the campus
3.  The local codes and jurisdictional requirements
4.  The owners' desire for their mission for classroom function and flow

For More Information Contact our team:
Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone:  800-441-8577 x 1 (sales)
email: information@Mod-sol.com
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Modular Building in Window Rock Arizona

There is nothing like being surrounded by the beauty of nature.   Window Rock Arizona is located on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.  When a modular building is going to be placed in Window Rock, Arizona there are a few good tips for constructing a modular building that will make a nice impact in the community and keep the building looking like it has always been there.

1. The southwest has design elements that are commonly found such as metal roof coverings, or stucco exteriors.  Those types of finishes will blend in well
2. Design with colors and nature in mind.  The four elements are incorporated into your modular building to speak a message to the community.
3. Build your modular building with Northern Arizona climate in mind.  2 x 6 exterior walls, and mason foundation systems or adjustable piers work really well
4. Design around the wind load.  There are frequently high winds in Window Rock Arizona and your modular building should be constructed to keep those wind noises and effects minimal.

Modular Solutions, Ltd is a Native American owned factory, and will always include cultural and design elements that are cohesive with the nature around your community.

For More Information Contact Our Team:

Modular Solutions, Ltd
Phone:  800-441-8577 x 1 (Sales)
Email:  Information@mod-sol.com
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