More with less in home building

A National Public Radio report examines how technology brings efficiency in the home-building industry, specifically Mid-Atlantic Builders, based in Rockville, Md.

The builder is one of many post-recession companies doing more work with fewer employees. Technology allows for increased efficiency, along with fewer employees.

Also emphasized in the report is the modern builder’s reliance on suppliers. For instance, 84 Lumber’s manufacturing capabilities are highlighted in the article, as the builder turns to the dealer for more services.

The broadcast, “Technology Upends Another Industry: Homebuilding,” can be found here.

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