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Total Floors Shipped in June Rose 4.7%

August 16th, 2013 Comments off

Adding to a story MHProNews posted August 2, 2013 about June’s production of manufactured homes increasing 5.1 percent year-over-year, and production for the year having risen the same percent over last year, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) reports production of single and multi-section homes both increased. Additionally, total floors shipped in June, 2013 hit 8,299, 4.7 percent over June 2012. The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of shipments dropped 9.8 percent from May 2013 to June 2013. Plants reporting production in June remained at 122, and the number of active corporations held steady at 46, same as May.

(Photo credit: Champion Homes)

Texas to need over Ten Million Housing Units

August 15th, 2013 Comments off

According to Jim Gaines from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, the population of Texas is anticipated to increase to 30 million by 2050, a gain of nearly 120 percent, which will require 10.5 million additional housing units. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is expected to grow 163 percent to 16.8 million by 2050, and the greater Houston area will increase more than 143 percent to nearly 15 million. Rich Thomas, CEO of the MetroTex Association of Realtors, tells HousingWire many corporations are moving to the state, adding that the Great Recession did not hit the state as hard as many other parts of the country. He says, “We have such a diverse industry that people can come from virtually any kind of job opportunity and have places to work.” As MHProNews knows, Texas continues to be the monthly leading shipment state for manufactured homes.

(Image credit: city of Pecos, Texas)

Number of MH Plants and Corporations Remains the Same

March 12th, 2013 2 comments

In their monthly report, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) informs MHProNews the 4,190 MH shipped in Jan. is a 6.2 percent increase in production of manufactured homes in Jan. 2013 over Jan. 2012, representing a rise in both single-section as well as multi-section homes. Total floors shipped in Jan. 2013 equaled 6,417, an increase of 7.5 percent over Jan. 2012. Additionally, 123 plants reported production in Jan. 2013 representing 45 active corporations, the same as Dec. 2012. In a March 4, 2013 post, figures from the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) indicated 4,242 HUD Code homes were shipped, a 52 unit discrepancy from the MHI numbers.

(Photo credit: Anne Ones/Habitat for Humanity)

Dirty Water

October 2nd, 2012 Comments off

Widespread environmental management problems at 73 manufactured home communities led to the imposition of a $1,339,000 penalty for violating state and federal clean water and waste treatment statutes. All the communities are connected to Frank Perano of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, who has signed a consent decree to pay, pending court approval and a 30-day public comment period. The result of a multi-year investigation found 5,200 violations of state and EPA drinking water and sewage standards in 45 communities in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The various corporations of Perano have been cooperative, according to investigators, and have agreed to the required upgrades. As MSNBC tells MHProNews, a third-party environmental consultant will periodically perform quality control audits at the communities to assure compliance.

(Photo credit: Localism–Melody Lakes Country Cub Estates, one of the communities affected))