Chep, a pallet and container pooling company with U.S. headquarters in Orlando, teamed with Habitat for Humanity Orlando to build a second two-story townhome building for families in need in the Orlando area.

According to a release from Chep, five local families were welcomed July 14 into the three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath townhomes, which include energy-efficient features and amenities.

Volunteers from Chep have worked more than 1,000 days with Habitat Orlando since joining forces Jan. 1, according to the release.

“We are happy to be in a position to continue supporting the community here in Orlando and are proud of the work the Chep team has completed to make life better for these families,” said Kevin Shuba, president of Chep Americas, in the release. “The biggest reward for me personally is the smiles on the faces of the kids as they move into their new homes.”

The townhomes are part of Staghorn Villas, an $8 million townhome community that provides affordable homes for 58 families in 10 buildings on 3.9 acres. The project is scheduled for completion in spring 2011.