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Dates Set for Louisville Manufactured Housing Show

October 1st, 2014 Comments off

Louisville_mfg_show_2015The 2015 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show will be held Wed., January 21 through Friday January 23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center near the Louisville Airport.

The show has grown each year recently in attendance, number of exhibitors and number of manufactured homes on display, providing a marketplace for builders, developers, retailers, lenders, community owners and operators and installers to access new customers and prospects, as well as renew relationships. It has been the best attended industry event the last two years.

Seminars have been added to the 2015 lineup to bring attendees up to date on financing, governmental rules and regulations and other important developments that affect the industry.

As MHProNews understands, the show is sponsored by the Midwest Manufactured Housing Federation, which is comprised of the manufactured housing associations of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.

For more information, click here. To pre-register to attend – and for details on which industry pros can attend free – click here.##

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Affordable Modular Housing Program for Missouri

September 10th, 2012 Comments off

connecttristates reports a collaborative effort between the North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) of Bowling Green, Missouri and Louisville, Kentucky-based Next Step will put low income people in modular homes in the NECAC area. The non-profit works with a variety of other non-profits, businesses, and governmental entities to deliver social service, community health, and affordable housing programs to the disadvantaged and elderly in northeast Missouri. Next Step builds and trains a network of non-profits nationwide to provide access to affordable factory-built housing, while educating home buyers and providing them with fair, fixed-rate mortgages and energy efficient homes for sustainable living. The new modular homes, ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 square feet with major appliances installed, will range in price from $40,000 to $50,000. MHProNews has learned there are no income guidelines for this particular program.

(Photo credit: Next Step)

Prefab Began in New Albany

July 11th, 2012 Comments off

LousivilleCourier-Journal states Bob Lane, executive director of the New Albany (Indiana) Historical Society says the first prefabricated house in the country came out of the Gunnison Housing Corporation in New Albany in 1936. Foster Gunnison, a lighting director from New York who was involved with the construction of Radio City Music Hall and the Empire State Building, chose New Albany because of it central location and began shipping the modular homes across the country. Following the big flood of 1937 that put Louisville, Kentucky and New Albany/Jeffersonville underwater, Gunnison supplied the New Albany Housing Authority with 20 modular homes, costing $59,790 total, which are still occupied to this day. US Steel bought a controlling interest in the company in 1940, and completed ownership when Gunnison retired in 1953. MHProNews.com has learned Gunnison was called the “Henry Ford of Housing” by Forbes magazine because of his assembly line method of building, and by 1950 there were 14 different designs. Paul Graf, who caddied for him on the golf course says, “He wasn’t a very good golfer. He’d play with some engineers and the whole time they played they’d talk about how to make windows and things like that.”

(Photo credit: David Lutman/Courier-Journal–Gunnison House)