At least two companies in Miami have begun building pre-fab strucutres. Cabin Fever is based in a warehosue on NW 71st St, in which they design and build cabins and small houses (gallery), label each part, disassemble the houses, flat-pack them, and ship them around the country, with a large part of their orders shipping as far as California. The houses are then assembled on site, where they can be inspected by local building inspectors. After each house is shipped, company employees meet to discuss lessions learned, ways to improve quality and balance attractiveness and efficiency. DawnTown recently visited their factory and was informed that orders are increasing, so Cabin Fever also seems to be a story of innovation during a weak economy, which enables business growth and job creation. Another Miami prefab company is Innovida, which has partnered with DPZ and offered homes to help Haiti rebuild.
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