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Prefab pioneer folds

Court receiver takes over Empyrean after financial woes close the Acton-based builder

Window frames can be seen at Empyrean International's Acton facility, which was closed in October due to financial trouble. Window frames can be seen at Empyrean International's Acton facility, which was closed in October due to financial trouble. (Photos by Lisa Poole/For the Boston Globe)
By Ted Siefer
Globe Correspondent / December 24, 2008

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One of the granddaddies of the prefab home business is boarded up. Empyrean International, the Acton-based builder of Deck House, Acorn Homes, and most recently Dwell homes, abruptly closed in late October, laying off workers and padlocking the gates to its plant. Two weeks ago, a court-ordered receiver took control of the company. (Full article: 947 words)

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