A Legacy of Innovation
McDonald is born
Franklyn "Frank" McDonald sells his first covered wagon. The following 2 years Frank's business grows and he realizes he needs a "showroom".
Frank McDonald opens "McDonald Trailer Sales", Detroit, Michigan on the west side of Woodward between 6 and 7 mile. During the 1930's, trailoring for the fun of it became popular among the priveleged as well as movie actors and actresses keen on the comforts of the mobile trailers.
McDONALD MOBILHOMES sets up shop on Telegraph Rd. in Southfield, Michigan.
Making a Name
Frank McDonald provides mobile office space for on location events such as Theatre and Radio Stations as well as mobile dressing room trailers for visiting Actors. Customers come to count on the superior level of service and quality McDonald provides.
Frank expands and opens an office in the state of Florida.
McDonald Mobile Offices
Frank's son Bruce McDonald founds what we now call McDonald Modular Solutions when McDONALD MOBILEHOMES becomes McDonald Mobile Offices selling out of the original Southfield, Michigan office.
Under Bruce's leadership, the company becomes an exclusive dealer of mobile offices and expands to include product lines such as: classrooms, hospitals, in-plant offices, storage containers, and Dura-Space buildings.
RV/MH Hall of Fame
Innovation Leads to Success
With a history of innovation, McDonald Mobile Offices becomes the first mobile office dealer in the country to be registered as an ISO-9001 company.
McDonald Modular Solutions
The company name was changed to McDonald Modular Solutions to better reflect offerings of both mobile and modular products.
MBI Hall of Fame Inductee
Bruce McDonald is inducted into the Modular Building Institute Hall of Fame.
Leading Through Innovation
Mr. McDonald leads the organization through innovation and by supporting a company-wide initiative to design and build superior quality products in an environmentally-friendly manner. McDonald Modular is still a leader in green building.
The Torch is Passed
Bruce McDonald, the president and CEO of McDonald Modular Solutions Inc. in Detroit, and co-founder of Manufactured Structures Corp. of Rochester, Indiana, dies January 10, 2012.
Celebrating 90 Years
McDonald Modular Solutions continues it's reputation of providing quality modular building and storage solutions through innovation, superior customer service and excellence in manufacturing.
The Legacy of Bruce McDonald
Having driven McDonald through major changes over the years, we still honor Bruce McDonald today. As one of the founders of Manufactured Structures Corporation, Mr. McDonald remained active as owner and a member of the Board of Directors. Bruce also served as Past President, Vice President, and Secretary of the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association; served on the Michigan Mobile Home Commission from 1980 to 1985, and was Vice Chairman of the Commission in 2005. McDonald Modular remains the only active founding member of the Modular Building Institute, or MBI, the international trade association for commercial modular construction. Mr. McDonald also served three years (1991 to 1993) as a director of the MBI. In 1994, he received that organization's Outstanding Achievement Award and was inducted into the MBI Hall of Fame in 2006.
December 1939 - January 2012