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Gainesville business builds homes out of shipping containers

Welding to Recycle, a Gainesville-based business founded by John Cook, repurposes shipping containers into sustainable, durable homes and offices. Started with sustainability in mind, Cook’s business aims to extend the lifecycle of containers that would otherwise end up in landfills. Despite challenges with supply chain shortages during the pandemic, the company continues to design and build 10 to 13 container homes per year. Alachua County Commissioner Mary Alford is discussing with the company the possibility of using these homes for affordable housing to aid people transitioning out of homelessness. Read More