HOUSING: Getting Ready for the '60s

Lounging in his $120,000 home one Sunday last spring, a tough-faced, balding Indiana builder named James Robert Price decided to get ready for the building boom of the 19603 in the fastest way possible. Though he is the boss of National Homes Corp., the world's biggest maker of prefabricated houses, Jim Price felt that not even National was big enough for what lay ahead. That week he walked into the company's Lafayette, Ind. executive offices, pointed to a map and said: "I want a plant here, here and here."

This week National announced that Jim Price had got his plants—nine...

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