MANUFACTURING: Stainless Stir

To the long yellow oak table that is Edward G. Budd's desk last week came a $9,000,000 order from Fruehauf Trailer Co. of Detroit. This order for 10,000 stainless steel unassembled semitrailer bodies meant that at 69 courtly Edward Budd was crossing a new frontier in the Detroit automotive field, where for years he has sold bodies and wheels to Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and various others. That the No. 1 trailer manufacturer was going in for stainless steel in such a big way was good New Year's news for 27-year-old Edward...

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