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Fraud Charges Levied against Manufactured Home Seller

June 26th, 2013 Comments off

A Shannon, North Carolina man has been charged with defrauding 45 people of $437,702 by not delivering manufactured homes they had purchased, and is in jail under a $800,000 secured bond. Bradley Malcolm McMillian, 38, is facing two counts of obtaining more than $100,000 worth of property by false pretense, nine counts of selling manufactured homes without a license, and obtaining property by false pretense. NC Attorney General Roy Cooper filed a lawsuit in June 2012 against McMillian, after 52 consumer complaints were filed about McMillian Properties. Banned by a consent judgment from doing business in Robeson County, the robesonian.com informs MHProNews McMillian has also been ordered to pay $100,000 in civil penalties.

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Company Banned from Dealing in Factory-built Homes

May 8th, 2013 Comments off

Robeson County, North Carolina manufactured home dealer McMillan Properties has been banned from doing business by Attorney General Roy Cooper for selling substandard homes and homes that were never delivered. According to what carolinalive tells MHProNews, 52 consumers in the Robeson County area have filed complaints against Bradley and Sherry McMillan who owe $359,015 as part of a consent judgment issued by Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning. Cooper filed suit in June 2012 against the McMillans,”Tricking consumers into paying for homes that aren’t safe to live in is unfair and illegal,” Cooper said in a news release issued Wednesday. “Homebuyers who were treated wrong now have a chance to get some money back, and I encourage any consumer who may be eligible for a refund to file a complaint with my office today.” The couple so far has failed to repay any of the money. If they violate the ban they will owe $100,000 in civil penalties.

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Business Organizations Dismayed by Obama

October 1st, 2012 Comments off

WashingtonExaminer says a poll of manufacturers and small business owners commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) reveals 55 percent would not have started their businesses in today’s economic climate. Additionally, 69 percent say President Obama’s regulatory policies have hurt their business and 54 percent say China and India are more supportive of small business and manufacturers than the U.S. Sixty-seven percent report there is not enough stability to expand their businesses. Jay Timmons, president of NAM, says, “There is far too much uncertainty, too many burdensome regulations and too few policymakers willing to put aside their egos and fulfill their responsibilities to the American people. To fix this problem, we need immediate action on pro-growth tax and regulatory policies that put manufacturers in the United States in a position to compete and succeed in an ever-more competitive global economy.” MHProNews has learned NFIB president Dan Danner notes the government has erected too many barriers to growth that increase the cost of doing business.

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Indiana Ranks High in Doing Business

August 23rd, 2012 Comments off

According to a study published in RVBusiness, Indiana ranked as the best state in the Midwest and the fifth best nationwide in which to do business, as noted by the Polllina Corporate Top Ten Business States of 2012 in conjunction with the American Economic Development Institute. In its ninth year, the study rates taxes, human resources, education, right-to-work legislation, energy costs, infrastructure spending, workers compensation laws, economic incentive programs and state economic development efforts. Indiana has moved up 18 notches since 2010, marking it as “the most improved state” this year. Dan Hasler, secretary of commerce and CEO of the Indiana Economic Development Corp., says, “This ranking is the latest validation of this administration’s focus since 2005 to make economic development efforts a top priority. Above all else, business climate matters and the payoff for Hoosiers is new careers and opportunities.” As MHProNews knows, Indiana is a large manufactured housing production state, in MH components and homes, with hundreds of communities and dozens of retailers.

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