Following up on a story MHProNews posted Oct. 11 concerning a Camden, New Jersey warehouse that is being transformed into a modular housing factory, 2,000 showed up at the ribbon-cutting ceremony looking for work. ACTS Industries, LLC intends to hire 1,000 people at $15 an hour. ACTS CEO Irv Richter says, “There are more people here than we can hire, but we’re going to do our best to hire as many as we can.” He states the plant will produce 30-40 modular homes a day aimed at the emergency housing market (eventually the permanent modular home) when it becomes operational in 3-4 months, and intends to roll out 300-400 a day down the road. The facility will also manufacture Cerarmix, a polymer ceramic-metallic composite that is up to 10 times harder than steel. When Richter complained that no one from the city has contacted him about the project, according to courierpostonline.com, a spokesman for Mayor Dana Redd says ACTS has not applied for any permits.
(Photo credit: Douglas Bovitt/courierpostonline–ribbon-cutting ceremony at ACTS Ind., LLC)