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President Trump at 100 Days: Numbers, Polls

April 25th, 2017 Comments off

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As President Donald Trump reaches the magic 100-day mark in office, new polling and statistics show that many American’s believe he’s getting the job done.

According to Lifezette, approximately 73 percent of American voters approve of President Trump’s performance in fighting for American jobs in an ABC News/Washington Post poll released this past Sunday.

As noted, this poll finds no evidence of buyer’s remorse among Trump supporters,” the polling analysis read.

Among those who report having voted for him in November, 96 percent today say it was the right thing to do; a mere 2 percent regret it. And if a rerun of the election were held today, the poll indicates even the possibility of a Trump victory in the popular vote among 2016 voters.”

The poll surveyed over 1000 voters, with the goal of measuring President Trump’s performance during his first 100 days in office. The poll also showed that a significant majority of Americans believe the President is keeping the pressure on U.S. based companies to keep jobs in the country, and 53 percent see the President as a strong leader.


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In addition, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that over the first 100 days, the unemployment rate for 16-24 rear olds has decreased from 10.1 percent to 9.1 percent; the rate for 20-24 year olds has decreased from 8.3 percent to 7.3 percent, and the rate for 25-34 year olds has decreased from 4.9 percent to 4.5 percent.

Over 317,000 non-farm jobs have been created, and there have been surges in both the construction and manufacturing sectors.

Confidence is playing a large role,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics.

Businesses are anticipating a lot of good stuff – tax cuts, less regulation. They are hiring more aggressively.”


April 26 marks First Lady Melania Trump’s birthday, shown here in a photo with her husband, President Donald Trump and their son, Barron. Credit: People, shown under fair use guidelines.

A View from the Industry


Todd Lamb.

Even with the progress that’s been made, President Trump still faces an uphill battle. While there are certainly skeptics in the industry, MHProNews routinely hears from those who are happy and encouraged by the president’s efforts and actions.

This week, Todd Lamb of Lamb Investments told MHProNews,  “Pray for Donald Trump, the President is under constant attack.”

MHARR CEO, M. Mark Weiss, JD, shared similar thoughts with MHProNews in a story, linked here. MHARR’s top staff have praised the early Trump Administration efforts, as the video shown above demonstrates.


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As well as the markets and new job creation are already responding to his initiatives, where could we be if there wasn’t a non-stop assault on our new president?” said MHProNews  and MHLivingNews Publisher L.A. “Tony” Kovach.

Back in November, Tim Williams told MHProNews that, “I am deeply encouraged that less than 24 hours into President Trump’s term, he has frozen new, potentially burdensome regulations.”  For his full comments, click here.

For more on the progress of the Trump Administration, including proposed budget cuts to National Public Radio (NPR) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), click here. ##

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RC Williams, for Daily Business News, MHProNews.

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A Fully Furnished Manufactured Home in Three Days?

March 24th, 2017 Comments off

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On Monday, a 1400 square-foot manufactured home arrived in two pieces at Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania.

The occasion? The annual Erie Home & Garden Expo. But the real story is how quickly that manufactured home got put together.

With about three days of hard work, the home is ready for visitation as the centerpiece attraction for the event.

According to GoErie, Hawk Manufactured Homes, of Youngsville, is showcasing the 1,387-square-foot home, which is priced at $88,900. The home’s 27-foot-by-52-foot floor plan features three bedrooms, two full baths, a kitchen, dining nook, utility room and many other amenities.

Manufactured homes are popular with young couples just starting out and with retirees who are looking to downsize,” said Hawk Manufactured Homes Manager Shawn Finefrock.

The Expo is expected to draw between 8,000 and 10,000 visitors, featuring more than 160 exhibitors.

With the showcase home, there’s a story behind the story… starting with when it arrived.

It just barely squeaked past the doors inside here,” said Mark Concilla, of Erie Promotions & Expos.

Watching them pull the two pieces together is quite an art because they have a lot of very sophisticated trucks and they can kind of shift it together.

After the house was put together, crews got to work on the inside handling drywall, and installation of carpeting and flooring. Exterior work included installation of siding and roof shingles, ramps, steps and landscaping.


The completed home. Credit: GoErie.

On Thursday morning, a truck containing all of the home’s furniture, art, lamps, window treatments and accessories arrived at the Convention Center. That’s when interior designer Randall Farabaugh, of Arthur F. Schultz Co., got busy.

A six-person crew had the home furnished in about four hours.

The theme is rustic lodge,” said Farabaugh. “We have a lot of dark browns and leathers and animal heads. It’s just a very rustic look. We love doing this project. The majority of the people who walk through that door say, ‘I could live here.’ We get that all the time. We want it to look like you can actually move in. We don’t want it to look unfinished, we want it to feel like somebody actually lives here.


If You’re Planning to Attend

The Erie Home & Garden Expo takes place at the Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier, through Sunday, and hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $7 for adults. Children under 10 are free.


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RC Williams, for Daily Business News, MHProNews.

Submitted by RC Williams to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.