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|Here are the photos I promised, The first set is a closed up mobile home factory. Sorry kids, there is probably an alarm system active in here and the cop station is only yards away. I worked here back in the early 90's.The plant is set up with multiple garage doors along side both sides of the building to facilitate delivery of raw building materials such as dimension lumber, sheetrock,windows,plywood,siding ect...They would be delivered as needed by forklift, a bitch of a job in the winter. The unit started with a steel frame on wheels, plastic sheeting was draped over the frame, a wooden box was built around the perimeter and the plastic was stapled to the outside of the box,next,fiberglass insulation would be rolled out into the "belly"of the home usually 16'wide by up to 80'long).The drain,heat ducts and water lines were tossed into this PINK SWIMMING POOL what it looked like, everything like this was prebuilt on a bench according to blueprints) The floor timbers would then be pneumatically nailed 16"on center,The floor,plywood,would be nailed and glued down after that, holes for heat registers and plumbing were precut before the floor was nailed down. All the walls and partitions were built on tables with wall coverings(sheetrock)applied to 1 side so wiring and plumbing could be installed when the walls were screwed to the floor. plumbing fixtures and cabinets were put in place also. When the unit was completed at the various stations, it would be pushed by hand to the next station. End walls, side walls, roof and ceiling, outside sheathing,roofing,windows,siding,untill the end of the plant where it was pulled outside by truck to have trim work and painting done outside. When I worked there, they could do 3 moves a day. The second building is just up the street, the same idea as the 1st building, the third set of buildings is a woolen mill closed for the last 8 years or more, it was owned by the same company that has a building someone else posted photos on the Maine site of an abandoned woolen mill. All of these sites are within 5 min.of each other in the same town (pop 2000)A lot of good jobs evaporated in the last 10 years. A Tractor supply store opened here in march and they had 500 applicants for 17 minimum wage jobs, most part time. Rich|
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