Low Costs Through Instant Building
The fleet of trucks rumbled out of National Homes Corp.'s prefabrication plant in Lafayette, Ind., shortly after midnight, laden with six-ton sections of ready-to-live-in housing. Their destination was a Chicago ghetto 125 miles away. Less than 24 hours later, tall cranes had plucked the sections from the trucks and stacked them into eight two-story, four-bedroom homes ready for occupancy.
The instant homes were the first of 200 being built in Chicago ghetto neighborhoods by National Homes and by Guerdon Industries....