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HUD’s Pam Danner shines at elegant Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis amid Optimistic 2014 Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Summer Meeting

June 11th, 2014 Comments off

pam-danner-hud-code-manufactured-housing-program-administrator-mhi-2014-summer-meeting-indianapolis-in-alexander-hotel-(c)2014-mhpronews-com-97 industry leaders – plus staff, friends and family – came to the Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, IN June 8-10 for the 2014 Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Summer Meeting. The new manufactured home program director at HUD, Pam Danner, was featured on the final day, in addition to her participating in numerous technical, regulatory and other discussions with industry members.

Danner, an attorney with prior federal and factory-built home industry experience, was applauded numerous times for her statements assuring industry leaders that some of the program backlog caused by the vacancy in the program she filled was being addressed.

The changes Danner spoke about ranged from the symbolic – hanging new framed photos of manufactured homes in their offices – to addressing delayed regulatory issues, to assuring the industry that she would strive to see manufactured housing be increasingly included in HUD’s programs.

The periodic applause from attendees was genuine, rather than polite. Comments from attendees were positive and encouraged at what has already taken place during Danner’s first 10 weeks at HUD. ##

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Passages: Chelu Travieso

April 9th, 2012 Comments off

Long-time MH industry member and state association executive Chelu Travieso passed away March 30, 2012 in Orange, California. A native of Cuba, Ms. Travieso served as a trade association executive representing MHC owners and managers, as well as with non-profits to promote the industry through education since she began in 1983. She received numerous awards for her dedication to the industry. MHProNews sends its deepest condolences to her family.

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Passages…Bruce E. McDonald

January 16th, 2012 Comments off

Longtime industry member, and president and founder of McDonald Modular Solutions (MMS), Inc., Bruce E. McDonald, 72,  passed away in Birmingham, Michigan, Jan 10, 2012. He entered the family business in 1962, and by 1968 was converting used mobile homes into offices. He was credited with pioneering modular buildings for banks, and the company currently provides modular building for business and industry. Active in the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA) and the Modular Building Institute (MBI), he received the MBI’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 1993, and was inducted into the MBI Hall of Fame in 2006. extends its deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and associates.

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