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2013 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show – by the Numbers

April 1st, 2013 Comments off

attracting-more-customers-with-cash-good-credit-seminar-2013tunica-show-posted-mhpronews-com-Increased optimism, higher attendance and more sales by factory-builders were reported by those who attended the 2013 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show. Kevin Flaherty, Vice President of Marketing at Champion Enterprises, told MHProNews that “Champion had a very successful show with most retailers citing a significant increase in lot traffic starting 60 days ago.  While appraisals and financing still exist as hurdles, there is a definite feeling that this year will outpace 2012.  It appeared that all manufacturers placed a greater emphasis on interior design components with exciting applications found throughout the show.  The number of supplier displays and the activity at their booths is further evidence that confidence in manufactured housing is returning!” Dennis Hill, Show Coordinator for the Tunica Show confirmed that statement, saying, “All of the factories I spoke with reported this was a selling show.”

Others made similar comments.

By the numbers, attendance at the Show was up in every category in 2013 over 2012.

2012 vs. 2013

37 – 62 = Builder/Developers (167% increase over 2012)

48 – 82 =  MH Community owners/managers (170% increase over 2012).

39 – 45 = Installers (115% increase over 2012)

899 – 1,045 = MH Retailers (116% increase over 2012)

Compared to 2012 when 2,028 attendees and exhibitors came to the Tunica Show, 2013’s final report reflected a grand total of 2,204 attendees and exhibitors.

All attendees who took part in the educational seminars were asked to give a written evaluation of their experience. On a scale of 1 being the poorest and 5 being the best, all presenters and/or panels were ranked by attendees as a 4.0 (“good”) or better. When asked “Is having business building seminars a positive, appealing attraction for coming to the Tunica MH Show?” with 1 = no attraction to 5 = a “strong attraction,” attendees rated the seminars as a 4.82 overall attraction (good to strong). ##

(Photo Credit: Lisa Tyler for MHProNews)

 

Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Flash Report

March 29th, 2013 Comments off

The 2013 Tunica Manufactured Home Show wrapped up today with light rains falling after two days of sunshine. The initial post show numbers reflect that a total of 2,204 total attendees and exhibitors came, a significant increase over 2012. Manufacturers, suppliers and lenders indicated they had ‘a good show.’ Association leaders stated the show saw ‘an upbeat mood,’ with more attendees ‘cautiously optimistic’ about the year ahead. On the lighter side, Tamas Kovach, the MHProNews publisher and MHC-MD.com manager’s son and the show’s ‘youngest exhibitor,’ handed out some 700 business cards to attendees over 2 days. Young Kovach said “It was a great show!” and plans to return in 2014.

(Photo credit: MHProNews.com–Exhibitor Tamas Kovach at Tunica)

Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Opens

March 27th, 2013 Comments off

Over 2,000 retailers, community owners/operators, builders/developers, installers, factory builders, lenders, suppliers, association leaders and exhibitors will be in Tunica, MS for the largest industry trade show of 2013. Dozens of the latest models including developer and community series homes will be on display. Attendees will range from the rank and file, as well as managers to the CEOs of the biggest companies in the industry. As MHProNews knows, the show opens at 9 AM and runs until Friday. Most industry members can sign up free at the door with a driver’s license and a business card. The business building/educational seminar schedule and other details are found at this link .

(Graphic credit: Show Ways Unlimited)

Modular Homes on Agenda for Workshop Series

March 27th, 2013 Comments off

DNAinfo informs MHProNews the third in a series of Hurricane Sandy Recovery Workshops took place March 26 in Staten Island, with representatives from the mortgage industry, an architect, and a flooring specialist on hand to educate attendees. Topics included modular homes, restoring damaged credit, and loan and grant options available. The Storming Back to Shore workshops are being sponsored by Better Homes Realty of Staten Island.

(Photo credit: countryliving–modular home being delivered to city)

Modular Dwelling will be Featured at Home Show

March 7th, 2013 Comments off

MyDesert reports from Palm Springs, Calif. the Desert Living Home Show is anticipating record crowds as the economy improves and home values rise, which will hopefully have homeowners thinking about home improvement. The event is expected to attract 5,000 attendees who will be eyeing barbecue islands, kitchen appliances, and cabinetry, and will feature a small modular home near the entrance, allegedly an eco-friendly dwelling. As MHProNews has been informed, some 130 vendors will be displaying their wares.

(Photo credit: Carver Construction/Seattle Times–Coast Cabins of Marysville, WA)

Conference will Target Modular Construction

February 27th, 2013 Comments off

As virtual-strategy tells MHProNews, the Modular Building Institute (MBI) and the Pratt Institute School of Architecture will co-host an all-day modular construction summit in Brooklyn, NY on May 16, 2013 at the Institute. As interest in modular techniques continues to rise, the gathering will debunk the myths and present the realities of offsite building. With high-profile architects and builders, the morning session will address multifamily modular construction, while the afternoon panel will discuss disaster relief and emergency housing. Open to the general public, attendees may also tour the factory of Capsys Corporation, which is building the ten-story My Micro NY project, a modular apartment building of mini-apartments set to open in 2015.

(Image credit: realestateweekly–Forest City Ratner modular apartments, Brooklyn,NY)

Tunica Show Registrations Roar ahead for Sale Event in 2013

February 26th, 2013 Comments off

If you wanted to exhibit at the Tunica Manufactured Housing Show the end of March, it’s too late, says Dennis Hill of Showways. The 80+ manufacturer displays and 101 service and supplier booths have been taken, and registration to attend is already up 135 attendees over the same time in 2012—and the show is still a month away. Billed as the largest manufactured home show, a promotional piece that went to MH industry-wide businesses documents the seminars as well as outside entertainment venues, including a bus trip to famed Beale St. in nearby Memphis, and a Bloody Mary Mixer morning to begin Thurs. A special presentation will be delivered by a wounded war veteran from Homes for Our Troops, a non-profit that gathers dollar and material donations to provide housing for veterans with serious disabilities. The Tunica Show runs Wed. March 27–Fri. March 29, and is sponsored by numerous big hitters in the industry. Please click here for more information.

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TMHA Converges on the Capitol

January 30th, 2013 Comments off

MHProNews has learned the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) is sponsoring a Capitol Visit Day Tue., March 5 for industry members to demonstrate their strength to legislators during the state’s legislative session. Participants will receive a packet of information with talking points for specific legislators, and will visit their offices in small groups. The free event includes lunch and a cocktail reception that evening for attendees, legislators and legislative staff at the Austin Club. TMHA is strongly urging industry members to attend. For more information contact Caitlin Nauert at (512) 459 1221 or caitlin@texasmha.com

Louisville Day 1: Attendance rises

January 24th, 2013 Comments off

MHProNews has learned that the first day of the Louisville Show revealed a rise in attendance. 1,233 attendees of all types arrived on January 23, which already exceeded the total attendance 2012’s 2 1/2 day total. Exhibitors and attendees alike reported an upbeat mood, and a willingness to invest in new inventory, products and services. The Show runs until noon on Friday, January 25th. Attendees who want to sign up at the door need to bring a business card along with photo ID. LouisvilleShow.com for more information.

Louisville Website Hits!

January 11th, 2013 Comments off

The 2013 Louisville Show reports that through Jan. 9, there have been 34,514 page views and a total of 172,296 hits at LouisvilleManufacturedHousingShow.com. Pre-registrations are up over 2012. At the current pace, the Louisville Show could top 1,200 retailers, communities and other attendees, with the combination of attendees and exhibitors likely to top 1700. Show promoter L. A. “Tony” Kovach said, “With recent positive news stories about factory building, a favorable report from the Census Bureau on manufactured housing and housing starts in general on the rise, the reasons for professionals to come to the Louisville Show are many. The opportunities for bottom line benefits favor those who attend the show.” To learn more about the show, you can click on this link LouisvilleManufacturedHousingShow.com and make sure you visit the updates found at the bottom of each page at the What People Are Saying blog.

(Photo credit: Kentucky Exposition Center)