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State of the American Workplace Report, Plus Manufactured Housing Market Updates

July 24th, 2018

CNNmoney7.24.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsOne of the hot topics among manufactured housing business owners and management today is the ability to recruit a more qualified workers and team members.  While there is plenty of anecdotal insights from manufactured home professionals, there is no operation that is known to be publishing industry specific, evidence-based information.

With that backdrop, Gallup completed their latest State of the American Workplace survey, and have made that available to MHProNews readers.  Toplines and the full report will be this evening’s industry market spotlight.


If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline report is found further belowafter the newsmaker bullets and major indexes closing tickers.


The evolving Daily Business News market report sets the manufactured home industry’s stocks in the broader context of the overall markets.  Headlines – at home and abroad – often move the markets.  So, this is an example of “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing.” ©

Part of this unique evening feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – which saves busy readers time, while underscoring topics that may be moving investors, which in turn move the markets.

Readers say this is also a useful quick-review tool that saves researchers time in getting a handle of the manufactured housing industry, through the lens of publicly-traded stocks connected with the manufactured home industry.

This is an exclusive evening or nightly example of MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” © It is fascinating to see just how similar, and different, these two lists of headlines can be.

Want to know more about the left-right media divide from third party research?  ICYMI – for those not familiar with the “Full Measure,” ‘left-center-right’ media chart, please click here.


Select bullets from CNN Money…

  • Why investors shouldn’t worry about rising rates
  • MoviePass shareholders vote to boost stock from 10¢ to as much as $25
  • Top e-cigarette brand Juul under investigation for underage usage
  • More than a million women were on the waiting list for this product
  • Is this as good as it gets for the economy?
  • Big Oil goes from begging for cash to rewarding shareholders
  • GM sold these money-losing brands. Now they’re making hundreds of millions
  • GM wants you to make money with your Chevy
  • Harley-Davidson says tariffs could cost it $55 million this year
  • New York Daily News’ new editor asks staff to give him a chance
  • Huggies maker Kimberly Clark warns of rising costs
  • Whirlpool loved Trump’s tariffs. Now it’s struggling
  • UK cracks down on foreign investment to protect national security
  • Delta, United and American face showdown with China over Taiwan
  • China cuts taxes to protect economy from trade war
  • Even a $5 billion fine can’t slow Google down
  • Tesla’s real problem: Its scramble for cash
  • What’s next for Fiat Chrysler?
  • Napping on the job? Your boss may be OK with that
  • Congress won’t reinstate penalties on ZTE
  • The Gates Foundation is now one of Berkshire’s largest shareholders
  • Nike announces pay increases for 7,000 employees
  • Vans sneakers are crushing it
  • Hasbro adjusts to life without Toys ‘R’ Us and stock soars
  • Overstock is making a push into real estate
  • AI is hurting people of color and the poor. Experts want to fix that
  • Elon Musk tweets, Tesla stock tumbles
  • Jamie Dimon on the trade war, infrastructure ’emergency’ and Trump
  • Watch: What keeps Jamie Dimon up at night
  • Tronc will make cuts at other papers after NYDN layoffs
  • New York Daily News is slashing 50% of its newsroom
  • ‘We’re not a media company,’ Facebook CEO insists

Select Bullets from Fox Business


  • Why Trump’s tariffs could actually help farmers
  • White House to offer US farmers billions to ease trade pain
  • Trump calls tariffs ‘the greatest’, ahead of meeting with EU trade officials
  • Harley-Davidson looking at ‘all options’ to deal with tariffs
  • Stocks mostly higher following barrage of earnings reports
  • Trump says US economic growth nears 5%; time to celebrate?
  • Katz’s Deli, secrets behind keeping a 130-year-old business alive
  • Don’t cheat yourself with the 4% rule
  • Here’s why Americans are moving to these states
  • Ivanka Trump closing fashion brand
  • AT&T shares down on mixed quarterly results
  • The world’s first flying car is about to take flight
  • Whirlpool shares tank as tariffs hit profits
  • ’80s pop legend Taylor Dayne’s biggest business mistake
  • Meat stockpiles hit a record high, consumers may see cheaper prices
  • Democratic socialists’ growth plan a ‘nothing burger’: Varney
  • Why borrowing from your 401(k) to buy a home is a really bad idea
  • NFL rookie wants to put entire $31M contract toward savings, investments
  • Verizon Releases Better-Than-Expected Q2 Report
  • Southern California Home Sales Dip to Four-Year Low
  • A Smart Way for Bond ETF Investors to Access High-Yields
  • Here’s Why FCB Financial Holdings Is Plunging Today
  • Here’s Why bluebird bio, Inc. Is Down Today
  • The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Today’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…



Today’s Big Movers

For all the scores and highlights on tracked manufactured home connected stocks today, see thBloomberg graphic, posted below.

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –

Introduction and Toplines from Gallup’s  of

State of the American Workplace

It may sound like bragging, but as a C-Suite level industry executive recently told MHProNews, “It’s not bragging when you point out something that’s accurate. You’ve been spot on about several important issues, and you should remind your readers of that fact. The major network news do that, and you [MHProNews] should do it more often.” That same pro also thanked us for brining a breadth of coverage they find nowhere else in industry trade publishing.

So on the tooting our own horn?  Hmmm, okay.  If you read through the Gallup Survey’s toplines, and details – regular, detail oriented MHProNews readers will spot several subjects that we’ve highlighted for years.


From the report below.

So even though the Gallup survey is generic, vs. industry specific, it makes points about the workforce that the Daily Business News has made for months- to-years.  It reinforces the point that we strive to keep leaders-who-are-readers informed about topics that matter.


Ouch. From the report, linked below.

Someone could spend tens of thousands of dollars to higher experts that may or may not be able to generate this level of depth in research and reporting, that is useful for business owners and management.  It’s an in depth read, which you can download for later use.

Some key segments of Gallup’s new survey include the following:

  • Executive Summary
  • Workers are Increasingly Confident and Ready to Leave
  • Do Employees Want What Your Workplace Is Selling?
  • The Real Truth About Benefits and Perks
  • The Competitive Advantage of Engaging Employees
  • A Shift in Managing Performance
  • A Closer Look at the 12 Elements of Engagement
  • The Changing Place and Space of Work
  • Employee Engagement: A Snapshot
  • Close
  • About This Report

STATE OF THE AMERICAN WORKPLACE presents an unparalleled look into the modern workforce. The report is based on Gallup’s in-depth research and study and was created to help business leaders optimize their attraction, retention, engagement and performance strategies in a time of extraordinary change.


Each of these data points, in an era when it is harder to attract and retain good workers, are a reminder of why it pays to invest in your team. Happy workers, are proven more likely to stay.  See the report, further below.

The findings and best practices speak to employees’ evolving wants and needs and give leaders a clear understanding of what it takes to be an exceptional workplace.

Gallup developed State of the American Workplace using data collected from more than 195,600 U.S. employees via the Gallup Panel and Gallup Daily tracking…and more than 31 million respondents through Gallup’s Q12 Client Database. First launched in 2010, this is the third iteration of the report.


From the Gallup report, linked further below.


Gallup delivers analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems.


Specific Closing Thoughts on Manufactured Home Team Development

Especially in the arena of sales, customer service, and resident relations, manufactured housing professionals face challenges that are unique when compared to hundreds of other professions.

For example, the industry’s image issue can weigh on an employee.  People want to feel proud about where they work, and what they do.  Being in an industry that has significant image issues arguably contributes to employee turnover.

The solution is common sense.  Get your people motivated and excited about what they do, and in doing it for you.

While third party employee training that MHProNews’ consulting does has a cost, it also pays off in terms of higher productivity and higher job satisfaction.

The video snippets above from industry professionals is a tiny example of how ‘feeding’ your employees and management alike with good information can be motivating. Anyone can and should read the reports and watch the videos we produce.


Click here to learn more about creating more engaged team members.

Check out our Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Sales Meeting. A recent one, is linked here and below.

What Do You Know About HALTS and Good Customer Relations? Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Marketing, Sales Meeting

But beyond that, for those with a budget, for corporate meetings, association events, recruiting new sales or management team mates, the proven processes we provide can be useful to your company. Got a budget? Want a more motivated, productive team?  Give us a call – click the link here to learn more.


Click the link or the image above to download the Gallup report.


Bloomberg Closing Ticker for MHProNews…

NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services.

NOTE: The chart below covers a number of stocks NOT reflected in the Yahoo MHCV, shown above.

NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).

7.24.2018DailyBusinessNewsManufacturedHousingConnectedMarketReportsBloombergMHProNewsBerkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.

LCI Industries, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing.

AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses.

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