Shipping containers turned

Shipping containers turned into an affordable apartment building? A Salt Lake City company plans to make it happen, but obstacles remain.

Inside a chilly warehouse on Salt Lake City’s west side, work is underway on what might be called the bleeding edge of less-conventional affordable housing.

Owner Rod Newman and his company Eco Box Fabricators are running a housing laboratory, aimed at conquering the challenges of building a multistory apartment complex out of shipping containers, those steel boxes used to carry goods worldwide.


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