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Louisville Manufactured Housing Show Updates – Bitter Cold, Possible Snow Forecast, Says AccuWeather

January 23rd, 2019 Comments off



The extended forecast for the 2019 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show projects possible snow and bitter cold temperatures, per AccuWeather, as the graphic below from about 5:15 AM ET attests.



Weather has long been a factor in attendance at the first trade show of the year.  Exhibitors risk millions of dollars collectively to attract a crowd, whose size depends in part upon Mother Nature, travel, and road conditions.



Will possible snow turn into something else? When will show management and the Midwest Manufactured Housing Federation (MMHF) eliminate the risks caused by their selection of dates for this event? When will they open this event up to the public? See the related reports, further below.


Oddly, MHVillage has Tweeted a photo of their educational seminars that shows numbers of vacant seats.  Apparently the ‘educational’ attraction of the event has declined.  Why has standing room only turned into so many vacant seats?




It seems that educational attendance isn’t all that has sagged. So too has the manufactured home industry’s new HUD Code manufactured home production and shipment totals in recent months.

An affordable housing crisis is raging, and yet the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington connected alliance seems unable to move the needle on key issues.  Their ‘service providers’ are repeating the avoidable mistakes of the past, why?

What the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington axis are apparently good at is photo opportunities that produce no measurable results, other than more consolidation of communities, retailers, and producers. Is that an accident, or the intent?

What are they thinking?  It seems that the only answer that industry’s so-called leaders have is to silence the messenger of reality and fact checks, instead of dealing with the core issues that are costing the industry billions of dollars annually in sales.

A special report is pending later this afternoon, by a third party in our industry about related issues.  Don’t miss it. Note too the 3 related reports, further below the byline and notices. “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)



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Invitation and 2014 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show Updates

December 10th, 2013 Comments off

H:\1 SK MHMSM\1 DBN\kmhi-ky-manufactured-housing-institute-reception-mixer-2014-louisville-show-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-com-.pngPre-registrations for the 2014 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show are up over 50% over the same time frame as last year. So state the facts supplied by Show Ways Unlimited, who manage the show for the Midwest Manufactured Housing Federation (MMHF).

Show Chairman Ron Thomas, Sr. reports that in 2013, “Louisville in 2013 we had 1370 builder/developers, retailers, community and owners/operators, representing 573 different companies who attended.”

If that 50% increase in registrations for the industry’s largest event trend holds, that would mean that over 2,000 attendees would arrive in Louisville in 2014. Combined with exhibitors, it could yield a total attendance of over 3,000, compared to some 830 that go to the Manufactured Housing Institute’s (MHI’s) fine annual Congress and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“It is an interesting comparison, but frankly it’s not exactly apples to apples.” said L. A. “Tony” Kovach, industry veteran and point man for the online promotion for the Louisville Show.

“Louisville will have 48 new model homes on display.” Kovach explained. “These decorated models will include manufactured homes and modular homes. MHC owner/operators will find Community Series Homes (CSH) on display. Retailers and builder/developers will see residential style and entry level multi-sectional and single section homes. MHI’s annual Vegas event is terrific, I love to go there too. Both Louisville and MHI’s Congress and Expo (C&E) have educational seminars and booths. MHI’s C&E by contrast has more educational events. But having homes on display ads a very different dynamic to what happens in the climate controlled Kentucky Expo Center, where the all-indoor 2014 Louisville Show is held.”

Speaking of MHI, Kovach added that the MHI staff – including their NCC division – will be very visible at Louisville in 2014. “Dick Jennison’s and his colleagues will be co-hosting a mixer with the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI). Betty Whittaker does a great job with that and combined with MHI’s presence, it ought to be terrific.”

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) members often have a private meeting during the Show.

“Norris Homes made the decision to display at the 2012 Louisville Home show after being absent for several years.” said Gary Boerner. “I can honestly say we will not be absent again. The dealer traffic was great and we were able to see and talk to prospects we might have never been exposed to.  It turned out to be a great decision on our part. We are looking forward to another successful show in 2014.”

Skyline Homes’ Terry Decio indicated they will display 4 homes in the KEC’s East Wing, next to the “Show Me the Money!” Seminar room. Enthusiasm is high, with sold out show space and the large boost in early registrations.

“The Louisville Manufactured Housing Show is an excellent showcase…With many networking opportunities and a well laid out exhibitor area, we look forward to the 2014 event as an opportunity to grow our manufactured housing business.” said Sherrie Clevenger, NADAguides. ##

For more information,

please see Show Chairman, Ron Thomas Sr.’s report:

And/Or go to: for a complete list of free business building and finance seminars, networking events, exhibitors/manufacturers and KMHI-MHI mixer.

Interviews we’ve done that mention the Louisville Show include:

A Cup of Coffee with…Terry Decio

A Cup of Coffee with…Wally Comer

A Cup of Coffee with…Barry Noffsinger

A Cup of Coffee with…Dick Ernst

TMHA Meeting Rocked

August 21st, 2012 Comments off

The three day Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) annual meeting in Houston rocked with positive energy, reports of increased attendance, great mixers and acclaimed business-building seminars. TMHA’s outgoing Chairman Ronnie Richards said, “This is the best turnout we’ve had at a TMHA Annual Convention in recent years. The educational seminars and panel discussions were a strong, popular draw for our members and having nationally recognized presenters such as Tony Kovach and Eddie Hicks and so many others. DJ, Caitlin, Vicki and Rob all demonstrated the prowess the TMHA has in our top-notch staff. Our thanks to Tony Kovach for his role in pulling together marketing and finance seminars that drew such a positive response from our members.” Mobile Agency and AIA’s President Kurt Kelly, who was elected unopposed to a TMHA board position, added: “The Texas 2012 Annual Convention was the best one years…we were treated to multiple informative seminars on key industry topics.  Our top quality Executive Director, DJ Pendleton, gave us a detailed update on industry attempts to make the Dodd-Frank and SAFE Act legislation workable for the industry.  Dr. Harold Hunt’s economic presentation was very informative. The event was the best attended in many years.  I overheard several people mention they were very glad they came.” MHProNews plans a more detailed report with photos and a possible video wrap up with more attendee feedback for our upcoming September issue. ##

(Image credit: TMHA)

Manufactured Housing Show Returns to Tulsa in 2013

July 27th, 2012 Comments off

Deanna Fields, Executive Director of the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma (MHAO), tells MHProNews the Great Southwest Home Show will once again be held at the QuikTrip Center Expo Square in Tulsa, Feb. 28-March 3, 2013. The educational seminars will be held Wed. Feb. 27 before the show. Thurs. and Fri. will be Trade Days, Sat. and Sun. the show will welcome the public. MHAO Board of Directors elected  for the coming year are: Scott Valdez, 1stV.P.; Ray McKay, 2ndV.P.; Julie Dwyer, Sec.; Steve Russell, Treas.; and Tony Fiorentine, Sgt. At Arms.

(Photo credit: MHProNews— Expo Square)