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2017 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show Attendance, Insider Feedback

February 1st, 2017 Comments off

North wing of the KEC – not far from the site of the 2017 Louisville Show, photo credit: MHProNews.

The final numbers are in for the 2017 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show, and they show another increase in attendance.

We had 1,933 people representing 753 companies in these four categories. If you add in the additional representatives in these categories, it comes to 346 more people in 2017 than came in 2016. This is a significant increase from one year to the next,” Dennis Hill of Show Ways Unlimited, Show Coordinator told MHProNews.

In addition, if you add in the exhibitors and special guests, our total number comes to 2,929 individuals representing 962 companies. I think everybody would agree that this year’s show was a success. The degree of enthusiasm was most rewarding. We are looking forward to the 2018 show. Again, thanks for your continued support for the Louisville Show. Without you, nothing happens!


Dennis Hill, left, Ron Thomas Sr., right. Credit, MHProNews. For interviews with each, please click the links on their respective names.

Manufacturers gave the show a solid B (on an A to F grading scale),”  outgoing Show Chairman, Ron Thomas Sr., told MHProNews.

The show was an improvement over last year, exhibitors told MHProNews, but still not what the show was like 15 or more years ago.  Exhibitors agreed that the show traffic was up over 2016, some said, due in part to the improved weather this year over last.

The total number of homes on display was down slightly from the prior year, but the feedback from attendees on the models on display was routinely positive.  ##

Editor’s Note: These totals and other numbers are deemed to be the most accurate, and are different (higher) than prior reports put out by other industry sources.  This is in keeping with our tag line and publishing principle,  “Often First; Always the Best Industry Coverage.”  ©

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RC Williams, for Daily Business News, MHProNews.

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

Manufactured Housing’s New Year, 2014!

January 1st, 2014 Comments off

manufactured-housing-new-year-2014-posted-manufactured-housing-pronews-MHProNews will launch it’s January 2014 issue on Thursday, January 2. Factory-built housing in general – and manufactured housing specifically – continues to go through significant changes, with three years of rising sales.

New featured articles, 2 new exclusive interviews and much more will help you start out the new year right with Industry News, Tips and Views Pros can Use.

With a mere three weeks to go before the first major event of the year, and new regulations kicking in, financing is among the hottest topics. MHIndustry Pros will gather in Louisville, KY to hear the Industry’s top lenders outline the programs they can offer you now. 48 new homes, business building seminars and some 80 exhibitors will draw an anticipated record 2400+ pros all in to the event. Learn more at ##

Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Flash Report

March 29th, 2013 Comments off

The 2013 Tunica Manufactured Home Show wrapped up today with light rains falling after two days of sunshine. The initial post show numbers reflect that a total of 2,204 total attendees and exhibitors came, a significant increase over 2012. Manufacturers, suppliers and lenders indicated they had ‘a good show.’ Association leaders stated the show saw ‘an upbeat mood,’ with more attendees ‘cautiously optimistic’ about the year ahead. On the lighter side, Tamas Kovach, the MHProNews publisher and manager’s son and the show’s ‘youngest exhibitor,’ handed out some 700 business cards to attendees over 2 days. Young Kovach said “It was a great show!” and plans to return in 2014.

(Photo credit:–Exhibitor Tamas Kovach at Tunica)

Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Opens

March 27th, 2013 Comments off

Over 2,000 retailers, community owners/operators, builders/developers, installers, factory builders, lenders, suppliers, association leaders and exhibitors will be in Tunica, MS for the largest industry trade show of 2013. Dozens of the latest models including developer and community series homes will be on display. Attendees will range from the rank and file, as well as managers to the CEOs of the biggest companies in the industry. As MHProNews knows, the show opens at 9 AM and runs until Friday. Most industry members can sign up free at the door with a driver’s license and a business card. The business building/educational seminar schedule and other details are found at this link .

(Graphic credit: Show Ways Unlimited)

Louisville Day 1: Attendance rises

January 24th, 2013 Comments off

MHProNews has learned that the first day of the Louisville Show revealed a rise in attendance. 1,233 attendees of all types arrived on January 23, which already exceeded the total attendance 2012’s 2 1/2 day total. Exhibitors and attendees alike reported an upbeat mood, and a willingness to invest in new inventory, products and services. The Show runs until noon on Friday, January 25th. Attendees who want to sign up at the door need to bring a business card along with photo ID. for more information.

A Little ‘Oh, no’ drama, but the Show is a Go

January 21st, 2013 Comments off

A source at the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show has told MHProNews that: “There is a real hunger out there for business building seminars and information.” Along with 39 new models—including community series homes—and 80 exhibitors, the networking, dealmaking, and education have all blended together to create an unbeatable event to start the new year. With brisk temps, clear roads and sunshine, attendance is expected to rise from 2012, and increased pre-registrations have reflected that expectation. Exhibitor complaints about a non-sanctioned “luncheon” on Wednesday prompted the Show to make the signage shown in the photo which will be posted in the KEC’s North Wing lobby. Despite this bit of drama, show management is confident that the event will be a big success. Click here for more information about the real event.

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Louisville Website Hits!

January 11th, 2013 Comments off

The 2013 Louisville Show reports that through Jan. 9, there have been 34,514 page views and a total of 172,296 hits at Pre-registrations are up over 2012. At the current pace, the Louisville Show could top 1,200 retailers, communities and other attendees, with the combination of attendees and exhibitors likely to top 1700. Show promoter L. A. “Tony” Kovach said, “With recent positive news stories about factory building, a favorable report from the Census Bureau on manufactured housing and housing starts in general on the rise, the reasons for professionals to come to the Louisville Show are many. The opportunities for bottom line benefits favor those who attend the show.” To learn more about the show, you can click on this link and make sure you visit the updates found at the bottom of each page at the What People Are Saying blog.

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Advertising Scam Hits Congress and Expo’s Vendors

December 14th, 2012 Comments off

At the top of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)’s Week in Review newsletter Dec. 14, 2012, is news of a scam that some of the Congress and Expo’s exhibitors have received. Purporting to be part of MHI, Construct Data Publishers offers a listing in a “FAIRGuide” and a free listing in their directory. At the bottom of their form is an irrevocable commitment to pay $1717 per year for advertising, automatically renewed each year unless cancellation is made by registered mail three months prior to the ad’s expiration. As MHProNews had learned, the company is not part of MHI and has been singling out exhibitors at various trade shows. The Congress and Expo website does list company and contact information of exhibitors to inform attendees of the vendors at the show. MHI cautions those receiving information about the show to make certain it is authentic.

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Modular Pros Gathering in Orlando

March 17th, 2012 Comments off

Modular says the Modular Building Institute’s (MBI) World of Modular convention and trade show in Orlando, Florida at Disney World March 24-27 will bring together hundreds of professionals from the commercial modular building industry. Billed as the largest event in the modular world, the gathering will include over 50 exhibitors, numerous motivational and industry experts conducting a variety of discussions and seminars on financing, trends, customer service, new products, and supportive services. MBI, which has manufacturers in eleven countries, has been providing this networking opportunity with decision makers for nearly 30 years. MHProNews has learned from SLTToday that St. Louis’ MRV Services has been chosen to be one of the exhibitors.

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