Today I was at a brownfield facility that was once a Budd holding in Gary, Indiana. I've seen one official piece of Budd literature acknowledging the facility, but I'd like to know what was built there and when it opened, closed. I know Budd was also involved in aircraft and auto manufacturing, including bodies for Ford Thunderbirds. As a side note, being in the crane business, I found an ancient overhead crane taken out of service and placed on the ground out back of the plant - I grabbed the builders plate (4.5' long, 100 lbs cast iron) and I would date it to about 1950.
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