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Bennie Moore Sr., Manufactured Home Industry Pioneer Passes, Loss Mourned

February 7th, 2018 Comments off


Such sad news. I thought the world of Bennie. He was a great man. My prayers are with family and many, many friends,” said a post by Angela Ackerson with the GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission.


The industry mourns the passing of manufactured housing pioneer Bennie Moore,” said a Facebook post by the Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina (MHISC). “Mr. Moore was one of our state’s earliest retailers and highly respected throughout our industry.”

Mr. Moore was CEO of Southland Homes in Greenwood which he and his family have operated for over 60 years.”


His sons Sid Moore and Marion Moore are both industry and association leaders,” said the MHISC. “He and Mrs. Moore operated his business, Southland Homes, for over 60 years. All of us join in holding the Moore family in our thoughts and prayers.”

Bennie Sidney Moore Sr., 88, of 412 Pine Tree Drive, Greenwood, husband of Wygenia Rush Moore, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Self Regional Health Care,” said the Index Journal.

Bennie Moore was born August 28, 1929 in Due West, SC, to the late James Sitton and Willie Strickland Moore.

DeepCondolencesMHProNewsMr. Moore was one of the last great self-made men,” said the Index Journal (IJ). “He left school after the 8th grade to help support his family. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. In the 1950’s, he developed an interest in cars and became a mechanic and eventually owned and operated several gas-service stations in Greenwood under the Gulf, Atlantic & Esso trade names and also operated a wrecker service. As a hobby in his younger days, he raced stock cars on the local racing circuit.”

In the early 1960’s, local media says Moore began moving mobile homes and in 1966 open his own Mobile Home Sales Business that is known today as Southland Homes, where he was the CEO.” 

Southland Homes is also the longest running Independent Manufactured Home business in South Carolina,” per IJ.

Moore and “his wife, Wygenia, worked in all of their businesses as co-owners for 60+ years. He was also an avid hunter, fisherman and farmer. In his later years he enjoyed relaxing in his little cabin by his pond every afternoon while watching Judge Judy and enjoying happy hour. He was proud of all of his children and his grandchildren where the apple of his eye.”

He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church…Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday at Main Street United Methodist Church with The Rev James McCoy-Bruce officiating,” said the IJ.

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Tony Hilton Head SC may see an MHC

August 18th, 2014 Comments off

mfg home credit  freehold real estate managementIf a local businessman has his way, upscale Hilton Head, South Carolina will see a 14-home site manufactured housing community (MHC). Enrique Lopez has applied to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Coastal Zone Consistency Determination, and intends to sell lots for $70,000 each. Noting a manufactured home (MH) can be purchased for $30,000 to $35,000, he anticipates consumers will buy the lots over time, adding people are paying $500 a month rent for home sites now. In July the median price of a residence in the Hilton Head area was $248,000, 17 percent below July 2013.

As reports, Mark Dillard, executive director of the Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina (MHISC), says it may be a challenge because most people think of the old stereotypes of 1950s and 1960s as their reference point, when in fact construction of MH has been stringently controlled by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) since 1976. He says the new MHCs cannot always be distinguished from site-built homes in subdivisions. As MHProNews understands, SC has 750,000 people living in 350,000 MH, about 18.2 percent of the population. ##

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Energy Star Rating Gets Support from South Carolina

April 29th, 2011 Comments off

In a communication from Allen Hutto, General Counsel of the Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina (MHISC), learned that the Institute has received a $20,000 grant from the state’s Energy Office to publicize Energy Star certified manufactured homes.  The publicity begins next week on TV.  Recently, the state legislature passed legislation exempting these homes from sales tax, plus the owners receive a $700 credit.

Factory-Built Housing on Facebook

December 29th, 2010 Comments off
facebookSocial media is a place to socialize with friends and family, but it’s also a great place to let your friends know about your favorite products. To do that, users become a fan of product and service pages. We took a look Wednesday to see who was on Facebook from the manufactured housing industry. We found the Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina, Maine Modular & Manufactured Homes, Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Clayton Homes, Palm Harbor Homes and Go Modular Homes. There is no limit to the space available for fan pages and they are free for producers, retailers and associations to create.