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Modular Shipments continue to Rise

August 28th, 2013 Comments off

national-modular-housing-council-logo-posted-daily-business-news-manufactured-home-pro-news-com- (1)The National Modular Housing Council (NMHC) reports that actual shipments of 3,838 new modular homes occurred in the second quarter of 2013, up 10.6 percent from the same quarter in 2012. Relative to Q2 2012, state shipment results for the second quarter of 2013 showed increases for 22 states and reductions in 12 states. Iowa Manufactured Housing Association Joe Kelly tells MHProNews that “Iowa ranked 4th in the U.S., among 34 states surveyed, in the growth of business in the second quarter of this year, compared to last year’s second quarter.  149 modulars were ordered by Iowa retailers and builders in the second quarter, compared to 103 last year.” For the first half of 2013, 244  modulars were ordered, ranking Iowa 6th highest among the 34 states.” Modular shipments still trail manufactured housing shipments nationally by a significant margin, although there are jurisdictions where mods rival HUD Code manufactured housing shipment numbers. ##


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Modular Shipments Rise

June 6th, 2013 Comments off

The National Modular Housing Council (NMHC) reports for the first quarter of 2013 modular home shipments hit 2,913, up 3.9 percent from the same period 2012. Compared to the same period in 2012, shipments rose in 11 states, declined in ten states, and remained virtually unchanged in 13 states. By contrast, shipments of manufactured homes equaled 5,313 in April 2013, as MHProNews reported here June 3, 2013.

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Charleston Slowly Building Modular Homes

May 20th, 2013 Comments off

As the postandcourier informs MHProNews, modular homes have been slow to catch on in the Charleston, South Carolina area, although there are pockets in the city that have them, most notably north Charleston-based, Hunley Waters, which is all modular homes. Supplied by Nationwide Homes in Martinsville, Vir., the dwellings are priced in the low to mid $200k. Jacob’s Point in Hollywood and The Bend on Johns Island also have modular homes sited. The National Modular Housing Council says at the end of 2004 South Carolina ranked ninth in the nation in terms of modular homes on the ground.

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Modular Builder Holding Workshops on Construction

May 7th, 2013 Comments off

According to northbaybusinessjournal in Calif., Santa Rosa-based HybridCore Homes is designing the first phase of an 81-unit modular apartment complex in Williston, North Dakota, where the Bakken Oil Field has created a large demand for housing. The second phase calls for an additional 324 apartments. The name refers to the melding of off-site and on-site construction techniques for building a home, beginning with a module. Other modular projects HybridCore is working on include a 24-unit apartment in LaCrosse, Wis. and three single homes in Austin In California, the company has two projects with Calistoga Affordable Housing, a 60-plus townhome development, and several individual homes around the state. Otis Orsburn, vice-president of construction, says, “As new home construction gets back on the radar, we are getting calls daily about using the HybridCore Homes methodology of homebuilding.” The firm won the Best New Home Design in the 2,200 square foot category awarded by the National Modular Housing Council in April. MHProNews understands the company is holding a two-day workshop for builders May 22 and 23 in Santa Rosa to learn the technology.

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Modular Shipments Rise

March 8th, 2013 Comments off

MHProNews has learned from the National Modular Housing Council (NMHC) shipments for Q4 2012 rose 4.3 percent from Q4 2011 to 3,206 homes. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, state shipment totals show 11 states had increases of shipments, 12 states indicated a decline, and 11 states experienced insignificant change. By contrast, manufactured housing shipments totaled 3,513 in Dec. 2012, as we reported here Feb. 5, 2013.

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Plant Opens to Produce MODs in Kenya

February 11th, 2013 Comments off

MHProNews has learned from the National Housing Council in Kenya, Africa is opening a new factory to produce modular homes made of Expanded Polystyrene Panels (EPS) that can save 30-50% in construction costs. The panels have galvanized mesh on both sides which are then coated with concrete, resisting heat, moisture, insects and rodents, and is very durable. The goal is to increase the inventory of affordable housing. Factory manager Andrew Saisi says, “The cost of capital tied during the construction period is often significant. The use of the EPS building systems is expected to reduce the time taken in construction and therefore the time over which capital is tied up.”

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Modular Home Production Rises

December 10th, 2012 Comments off

MHProNews has learned the National Modular Housing Council (NMHC) reports 3,827 new modular homes were shipped in the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 14.5 percent over Q3 2011. Compared to the same quarter in 2011, 17 states showed increases in shipments, eight states showed declines, and nine states had no change for Q3 2012. For purposes of comparison, manufactured home shipments totaled 5,127 for the month of October.

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Modular Shipments Rise Q1

May 29th, 2012 Comments off

The National Modular Housing Council reports shipments of new modular homes rose 18.7% compared to the first quarter 2011, hitting 2,922. Shipments by state relative to the first quarter last year indicate 16 states received more than last year, three received fewer homes, and 12 states experienced no significant change. The states receiving the most are North Dakota, an increase of 232 units, quarter-over-quarter, a rise of 552.4%; Minnesota, increase of 36 over Q1 2012 over Q1 2011, + 124.1%; Nebraska, up 27 units quarter-over-quarter, for a rise of 122.7%; Texas saw a 90.9% increase followed by Ohio with a 84.2% rise. has learned all five states have a relationship with energy companies drilling for fuel.

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Modular Home Building on the Rise?

April 27th, 2012 Comments off

SBWire reports ModularHomesNetwork (MHN) says the modular housing industry is stabilizing after losing a number of manufacturers in 2011. With more starts this year than last, and growth in the multi-family market, MHN notes Q1 modular housing growth in the New England area, New Jersey, and upper Midwest as well as Texas and Louisiana. Figures in our MHProNews story posted Dec. 2, 2011 (the last accounting we have seen) from the National Modular Housing Council show 3,544 modular homes shipped in the third quarter of 2011, a two percent drop from the same quarter 2010.

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NY May End MH Replacement Program

January 27th, 2012 Comments off

According to the Chronicle-Express, New York’s Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Program that helps people replace aging mobile homes with energy-efficient manufactured homes may be eliminated. has learned Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it will save the state $12 million. The Keuka Housing Council (KHC) in Yates County has been helping people with low-to-moderate incomes find and maintain affordable housing, and owns 30 apartment units in the county. KHC executive director Kathy Disbrow says if the budget cuts go through there will be no one to administer the two million in annual grants the agency has received over a 20 year period. “Many of our grants require 10 to 15 years of monitoring and there are no funds attached to the grants to pay for that monitoring,” she explains. “Over the next two years, KHC plans to move over $2 million of grant funds into the Yates communities for first time homebuyers, repairs on houses and replacing old trailers with new manufactured homes. These grant not only create jobs, they increase real estate sales, improve our communities and improve living conditions for our residents.” Manufactured housing recipients have to provide the down payment, permits, and preparation of the site. The agency recently received funding to assist 52 home buyers purchase their first homes. If the funding is cut, there will be no assistance.

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