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2012 Great Southwest Home Show Deal Approaching?

August 1st, 2011 Comments off

Great_Southwest_Home_Show_QuikTrip_Center_photo_by_Tony_Kovach_posted_MHMSM.com_MHProNewsInformed sources tell MHMSM.com that organizers for the Great Southwest Home Show (GSWHS) are close to making a new deal for a 2012 event.  “We are now reviewing a contract at the Expo for March 1-2 for Trade and 3-4 for public days.” one source stated.  “March 1 & 2 (are) the new dates…..at Expo Square!”  Yet another source told us that discussions with various manufacturers and with Expo Square, where the QuikTrip Center is located, led to what looks like a creative soluton that is nearly a ‘done deal.’  The essence of the plan was to move the show between the dates of the Louisville and Tunica shows, early enough in the season to capture spring sales.  With an early March show date and an all indoor facility, the threat of winter weather would be minimized. “The QuikTrip Center allows us to expand the show over time, we can have a hundred homes there if we wanted to do so.  The Tulsa Convention Center would have limited us to no more than 24 homes.  We believe the new date at the QuikTrip and an easy Tulsa travel destination can lead to a show that will grow over time into a great Industry event.”

(photo credit: Tony Kovach)

Stephens County amends manufactured home placement ordinance

July 28th, 2011 Comments off

Stephens County GA, Toccoa Courthouse, image courtesy of wnThe IndependentMail reports Stephens County (GA) Commissioners has approved the first readings of an amendment to county ordinances dealing with pre-owned manufactured homes being moved into the county. The ordinance is designed to comply with state regulations. Georgia state law passed in 2010 keeps someone from moving a ‘mobile home’ into the county due to age, by establishing safety standards instead. The code requires the home meet the federal HUD Code standards, have an exterior free of loose or rotting boards, have a structurally sound roof, working bath, kitchen, electrical heating, hot water and smoke detection alarms. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said: “If they (the manufactured home) are not being moved at all, they could sit as is, (but) if the person wanted to move it, these rules would come into effect.”

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Manufactured Home Component Maker to Release Q2 Financials

July 18th, 2011 Comments off

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The Sacramento Bee says Drew Industries, Inc., (NYSE:DW) will announce its second quarter 2011 results prior to the market’s opening on Monday, Aug 1, 2011. Drew is a manufacturer of doors, windows, chassis, bath units and upholstered furniture for the manufactured housing and RV industry will host a conference call that same day at 11 AM to discuss Q2 results. Leigh Abrams, Chairman of Drew, and CEO and President Fred Zinn will be among the participants.