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Record Numbers of Manufacturers Are Optimistic, Per New Reports

March 6th, 2019 Comments off



Two sets of media releases to the Daily Business News on MHProNews reflects the following data, that should be of keen interest to all segments of the manufactured housing industry.


First, the following.



Manufacturing in the United States is on the rise, and manufacturers are confident about the future. Empowered by tax reform and regulatory certainty, manufacturers are investing in our communities and in our people. But to keep up this momentum, we have to get serious about infrastructure investment and attracting, recruiting and training our people for the high-tech, high-paying modern manufacturing jobs of today and tomorrow. As laid out in the NAM’s ‘Building to Win’ blueprint, a bold infrastructure plan will help secure American prosperity, job creation and our leadership in the world.” – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons




While this is for all manufacturers, not factory-builders, it nevertheless reflects how other sectors of the economy are faring.  So why is manufactured housing still dragging?




More on that, further below the White House press room’s latest to MHProNews.


From the White House Press Room:


The nation’s top manufacturers have for the ninth consecutive quarter given the Trump economy a thumbs up, setting record industry optimism of the economy and predicting positive growth unseen during the Obama administration,” Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner. “The past nine quarters . . . have seen record optimism, with an average of 91.8 percent of manufacturers positive about their own firm, compared to an average of 68.6 percent during the last two years of the Obama administration.”


U.S. employers need to enhance the skills of their current and future workers for the economy to remain on its robust growth trajectory, said Ivanka Trump, ahead of a meeting Wednesday with prominent business executives, educators and governors,” Eric Morath writes in The Wall Street Journal. Ms. Trump will convene the first meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board this afternoon.


Yeah, This Looks Like a Border Crisis

More than 76,000 migrants crossed the southern border illegally last month, the highest number in 12 years. So much for all those media ‘fact checks’ arguing that there’s no emergency to justify President Trump’s wall,” the New York Post editorial board writes.

Why are they coming in such vast numbers? Because smugglers have put them wise to how to take advantage of recent court decisions to claim asylum and remain here indefinitely.”

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Over the past several years, technological advancements like electronic health records (EHRs), cloud computing, and connected smart devices have made the long-held vision of improving patients’ access to their medical records a genuine possibility,” Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Chris Liddell, and CMS Administrator Seema Verma write in Fortune. “A new rule issued by President Donald Trump’s administration will help turn this vision into reality.”



First lady Melania Trump is challenging journalists to cover the opioid crisis as often as they publish ‘idle gossip and trivial stories.’ She made the request while speaking in Las Vegas Tuesday at an event with conservative commentator Eric Bolling, whose 19-year-old son died from an overdose in 2017,” Caitlin Yilek reports in the Washington Examiner.



Full Measure’s Sharyl Attiksson’s media bias chart is useful in sorting out the agendas behind various headlines and news sources.


In an era where news is often weaponized to fit a narrative or agenda, it is useful to see insights from a variety of sources that may not get the same level of national attention.


While the Trump Administration has been more business friendly by far than the two preceding administrations, there are still several vexing issues that manufactured housing professionals have to navigate.  That’s normally done by trade associations.

But not all trade groups are alike.  To learn more, see the related report linked below the bylines, email and other offers, and notices.


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“Competing to Win” Manufacturers Confidence Report

February 20th, 2018 Comments off


What’s true of American manufacturing in general also largely applies to manufactured housing producers.


Many of the policy decisions made over the last eight years have been extraordinarily difficult for manufacturers. Now it’s time for a reset—and a better direction. “Competing to Win” is a policy roadmap that expresses the priorities of manufacturers in the United States,” says the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

The head of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) praised the administration of President Donald Trump, saying its policies have given manufacturing more confidence. “Today, we’re going for the gold,” Jay Timmons, president of NAM (Washington) said during a speech at the Troy, MI per Advanced Manufacturing.

While manufactured housing producers face a unique blend of construction related and manufacturing related challenges, there are insights to be gleaned from NAM reports.  The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) – which represents independent producers of manufactured homes – has periodically referenced NAM research in their own statements and news releases.

One of the bottom lines from interview tee up and the video with Jay Timmons, president of NAM is that manufacturers are confident again.  He credits tax reform, and President Trump’s regulatory relief program.  ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)


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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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