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VOLUME 7 • NUMBER 11 • AUGUST 1989 JLC · AUGUST 1989 The Swedes were in Cambridge, Mass., recently to show their wares and maybe interest a partner or two in a joint venture producing Swedish manufactured homes. Two Swedish promotional consortiums —SWEBO and SWEBEX —tried to woo U.S. builders, building manufacturers, and public housing officials with an explanation of the Swedish technology and a field trip to a site where their homes were being erected. Ideally, the sponsoring companies would like to set up plants in the U.S. to use domestic materials and labor with Swedish technology and special components. There are no joint ventures currently operating. Most home manufacturers in Sweden are an outgrowth of sawmills looking to increase sales. The larger companies typically