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Wyoming City Finally Settles on MH and RV Ordinances

July 22nd, 2016 Comments off

Wyoming_Laramie__Mountain_View_Estates_laramieboomerang_Shannon_Broderick_credit postedDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsFollowing a story MHProNews last posted July 19, 2016 regarding the updating of manufactured home regulations in Laramie, Wyoming, after years of delays, hesitations and changes, MHProNews has learned the Laramie City Council passed a final reading of a set of ordinances dealing with manufactured homes (MH) and recreational vehicles (RV).

With input coming from community owners as well as residents, many resisted a proposal limiting to 180 days the time an RV could remain in an MHC, as well as a provision that would prevent MH and RV from being in the same community.

Principal Planner Charles Bloom said staff drafted new ordinances removing the 180 day restrictions and allowing intermingling of MH and RVs in manufactured home communities (MHC). Secondly, city code was changed in its definition of MH to allow for the integration of RVs into the communities.

Essentially what it does is allows for up to 30 percent of spaces within a manufactured home community — so a community that is primarily manufactured homes — to be occupied by recreational vehicles, subject to a couple different requirements,” Bloom said. “In smaller parks where you might only have four or five units, we set it up so you can have two spaces occupied by recreational vehicles.”

The new ordinance requires an enclosed storage space of 48 feet if an MHC converts a site to RV usage, plus the RV must have hook-ups for water, sewage and electricity. The same standards would also apply to a tiny home if it should be sited in an MHC.

Additionally, skirting would be required on any RV that moved into an MHC, it should match the color scheme and be attached to the RV, according to laramieboomerang. The RVs registration and licensure must also be current, as dictated by local regulations.

Concerned that unscrupulous community owners might take advantage of the looser regulations surrounding RVs, Councilor Andi Summerville made a motion that would prevent RVs from being rented, which was seconded by Councilor Bryan Shuster. Another motion requires skirting to be administered to new RVs moving in within 14 days.

Both amendments passed, as did the ordinance rescinding the 180 day restriction and allowing for the intermingling of MH and RVs. ##

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Petitioners in Ill. City Seek Special Use Permits for MH Sitings

July 21st, 2016 Comments off

manufactured home   gfhomesandland credit postedDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsOn the old business agenda of the Madison County Planning and Development Committee in Edwardsville , Illinois, its next meeting will consider the petition of a couple requesting a special use permit to continue the siting of their multi-section manufactured home “for a period not to exceed five years.” At the last meeting the petition was tabled pending more information.

In new business, the committee has received petitions from three families who asked for special use permits wanting to continue the siting of their single-section manufactured homes “for a period not to exceed five years.”

One other petitioner, as MHProNews has learned from metroeastsun, wants to replace an existing single-section home with a new single-section home. Edwardsville is just east of St. Louis, MO. ##

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Retailer Offering Free Seminar on New MH and Modular Construction

July 11th, 2016 Comments off

modular nahb credit postedDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsNamed Retailer of the Year by the Manufactured Housing Institute for the Northeast/ Mid-Atlantic region in 2003 and 2013, Plattsburgh Housing Outlet in Plattsburgh, New York, in the northeast corner of the state, is hosting a home building seminar July 21. Topics at the seminar will include lending requirements, manufactured and modular homes, finding and developing a building site and expected time frames.

Additionally, there will be representatives from different areas of home construction explaining their methods and attendees can ask questions. A free dinner will be served, as pressrepublican informs MHProNews.

Participants will also receive a free how-to packet, a copy of their credit report, information about home ownership and the chance to win a $3,500. gift certificate towards a new home. ##

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Arkansas City to Ponder Factory-built Home Ordinance

July 9th, 2016 Comments off

mhmsm Mfg home stock photo manufacturedhomepostedDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsWord from baxterbulletin tells MHProNews the city council of Salesville, in north central Arkansas, is preparing to discuss an ordinance regarding the age requirement of manufactured and modular homes at their next scheduled meeting on July 11, 2016. The meeting will be held at Salesville City Hall at 7 PM. Salesville is in Baxter County. ##

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Patrick Completes Acquisition of Plastics Firm LS Mfg.

July 6th, 2016 Comments off

patrick_industries__elkharttruth__Emily_Pfund__credditMHProNews has learned from that manufactured home and recreational vehicle component supplier Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:PATK) has completed the acquisition of Vacuplast, LLC, d/b/a LS Manufacturing, Inc., producer of thermoformed plastic components, primarily for the recreational vehicle industry.

Founded in 2003, the company’s 12-months trailing revenue through May 2016 totals $12 million. Patrick acquired the LS for $11 million and expects it to be immediately accretive to 2016 net income per share. The acquisition includes accounts receivable, inventory, and machinery and equipment. In today’s trading, Patrick’s stock closed up 3.4% at $62.40, as MHProNews reported in the Daily Business News stock report, here. Patrick was the  top performing stock in  today’s trading of all the MH-related stocks we follow.

Todd Cleveland, Patrick’s CEO said, “In addition to increasing our RV content per unit, complementing our existing product portfolio at our Charleston operations, and bringing new and innovative product lines, the acquisition of LS Mfg. allows us the opportunity to further expand our presence and capabilities in the growing plastics market.”

LS Mfg. will continue to operate in its existing facility under its own name. With headquarters in Elkhart, IN, Patrick is a component supplier and distributor of building supplies of wide array to the manufactured home and recreational vehicle industries, as well as to a variety of other industries. ##

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British Columbia City may Allow Manufactured Homes for Foreign Agri Workers

July 1st, 2016 Comments off

manufactured homes for washington fruit pickers   Dan Wheat capital press com  creditFollowing an hour-long Kelowna, British Columbia, City Council meeting regarding a request by a local fruit grower to build more permanent housing for foreign fruit pickers, as trells MHProNews., who the grower says stay nearly eight-months, has resulted in the council sending a letter for clarification to B. C. Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick.

Although he said decisions about housing on farm land are up to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC), Letnick, in response to whether permanent structures could be allowed, says, “It depends. The preference according to the bylaw is for them to be temporary structures, some kind of manufactured home that can removed at some point in the future if the need no longer existed.”

Councilors denied the request from the farmer pending a response from the ALC about what it would or would not do. Letnick says he is always open to suggestions that will benefit agriculture. ##

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Zeman Expands its Reach into Florida

July 1st, 2016 Comments off

zeman_homes_logoChicago-based Zeman Homes, which bills itself as one of the largest privately-owned owners of manufactured home communities (MHC) in the nation, has purchased a 43-acre site near Naples, Florida zoned for a 273 home MHC site. The company recently acquired the 55+ community Caribbean Park, according to what MHProNews has been told.

Although terms of the purchase were not disclosed, Zeman’s Chairman Ed Zeman said, “In recent months, we have implemented an aggressive campaign to expand our portfolio beyond the Midwest with a specific emphasis on growth in the Sunbelt states. Continuing that effort is the acquisition of this significant parcel of land, one that can be developed into a premier manufactured home community.”

According to openpr, Zeman has more than 10,000 home sites in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. ##

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Federal Preemption should Allow the Manufactured Home to be Sited

June 27th, 2016 Comments off

mfg home delivery mcclellandsllc comFollowing a story MHProNews posted June 18, 2016 regarding a manufactured home that was sited in Stuttgart, Arkansas in a neighborhood not zoned for MH, city officials were initially told the home was a modular, which would be allowed. Now that the home has been sited, the mayor and two council members do not want to move the home, and are considering having the whole area re-zoned to be able to accommodate the MH. The mayor has asked the code enforcement officer to review a zoning map to determine whether or not it’s feasible to rezone.

Meanwhile, comments on the article included longtime MH attorney, consultant and industry executive Martin Lavin, who distinguishes between a Manufactured Home, which is the current name for the successor to what was the mobile home, and a manufactured home, which is also built in a factory, the same as a modular home. The latter is built to local codes the same as a site-built home, while the Manufactured Home adheres to national standards established by the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The modular home should have been issued a building permit the same as a site-built home. He adds, “Trying to ban the manufactured home/modular from the zoning area in question is an attempt to prohibit factory built homes in that area.”

L. A. “Tony” Kovach, publisher of MHLivingNews and MHProNews, says, “Manufactured housing is federally preemptive. That home owner has every legal right to be there,” adding that the local officials in Stuttgart are harming themselves and their community.

He says an interview with state inspector Becki Jackson on MHLivingNew should be instructive—please click here. ##

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Louisiana Commission Denies Siting of Manufactured Home

June 23rd, 2016 Comments off

Ethiopian_Stop_Sign.svg wikipediaThe Sulphur Land Use Commission in Sulphur, Louisiana declined to allow a manufactured home (MH) to be sited on a prepared lot because they were initially told it was a modular home, which would have been acceptable. Public Works official Keith Berry said the property would have to be re-zoned from Residential to Mixed Residential.

While the manufactured homes of today are made far better than the mobile homes of days past, says Public Works Director Mike Daigle, they still do not conform to the building codes and standards of local and state jurisdictions, according to what sulphurdailynews tells MHProNews.

The woman paid over $100,000 for the MH—which has been ready for over two months–and obtained a permit to put down the slab. She also has 20 signatures from neighbors who do not object to the home, but Daigle said they could do a spot zoning, which would allow the home to be sited, but that might establish a precedent allowing other MH in the neighborhood. The city is trying to forestall placement of manufactured homes. ##

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Patrick Acquires Mishawaka Sheet Metal

June 20th, 2016 Comments off

patrick_industries__insideindianabusiness__creditMHProNews has learned from prnewswire that Elkhart-Indiana-based Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:PATK) has completed the acquisition of Mishawaka Sheet Metal, LLC (MSM), also based in Elkhart for approximately $14 million.

With revenues in 2015 of $28 million, MSM produces and distributes an array of aluminum and steel products for the recreational vehicle and industrial markets. Patrick CEO Todd M. Cleveland, noting Patrick’s capitalizing on MSM’s value-added manufacturing capabilities and products, said, “The acquisition of MSM provides us the opportunity to continue to penetrate adjacent industrial markets with our broad product offering and value proposition.”

Funded under the company’s existing credit facility, the acquisition includes accounts receivable, inventory, machinery and equipment. MSM will continue to operate under its own brand name.

Patrick is a component supplier to the manufactured home and recreational markets as well as to other industrial markets. ##

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