HOUSING: Factory-Built Solution?

Are prefabricated houses the answer to the nation's housing shortage? The nation's prefabricators have answered: maybe. If they can get materials, they have estimated that they can turn out some 150,000 units in 1946, some 30,000 in the next three months. Impressed, CPAdmin-istrator John D. Small last week sat down with prefabricators, worked out a tentative plan to get them the materials.

But material shortages were not the only obstacle. Most of the major companies were not yet ready to produce.

¶ Gunnison Homes. Inc., a U.S. Steel subsidiary, expects to be...

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