Builders Mailed 2x4s in the 1980s – What?

Since 1942, NAHB has been committed to improving the housing industry and helping its members build communities. Walk with us down memory lane as we revisit some of NAHB’s most notable milestones, like builders mailing 2x4s to Washington DC in the 1980s, as well as other significant turning points in American history.

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Mass Production – Entrepreneur Abraham Levitt and his two sons, William and Alfred, broke ground on a planned community located in Nassau County on Long Island. This spurs a revolution in home construction through the use of assembly-line techniques and pre-fabricated components.



Slab-on-Grade – Slab-on-grade construction is widely adopted for postwar developments, and it remains popular to this day…

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