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Clayton Offers Affordable Home Prices by Utilizing Internal Supply Chain System

Clayton Supply creates efficiency model for distribution of bulk building material at affordable prices

October 27, 2016

MARYVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Clayton, one of the largest American builders of manufactured and modular homes, utilizes an internal supply chain management system, known as Clayton Supply, that allows the company to lower costs and pass those savings on to home buyers.

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Through its network of facilities that both manufacture and distribute building materials, Clayton is able to offer quick inventory turnaround at reduced costs to its own home building facilities, thereby offering homes at affordable prices to families across America.

Parked, white Clayton Supply branded truck carries wood materials.

Clayton Supply facilities are located across the country and include operations that manufacture vinyl, insulated windows, gypsum wallboard, trusses, cabinets, moldings and much more. In addition to manufacturing its own materials, Clayton Supply also purchases building materials in bulk, moving those materials through a network of regional distribution centers that are strategically located to support its own home building facilities.

"The ultimate goal of Clayton Supply is to pass the lower costs on to our home buyers," Clayton Supply President Woody Bell explained. "Our unique position as one of America's largest homebuilders gives us the buying power to make a real difference on the price tag."

Last year alone, Clayton Supply provided Clayton home building facilities with 230,504 windows, 11,920,536 lumber materials and 3,187,272 gypsum panels that went into the construction of 35,000 homes. Clayton is on track to build more than 40,000 homes in 2016.

"When you can produce many of your own materials like windows and cabinets, you take so much unnecessary cost out of the supply chain, and that's a big deal to us – to provide affordable housing to the hardworking American home buyer," Bell said.

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About Clayton
Clayton was founded in 1956 and is proud of its history of providing affordable, quality homes. The Company is a diverse builder offering traditional site-built homes, modular homes, manufactured housing, "tiny" homes, college dormitories, military barracks and apartments. In 2015, Clayton built more than 34,000 homes. For more information, visit