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Governor Signs 18’ Wide Single-Section Bill

May 3rd, 2019 Comments off

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The first session of the 57th Oklahoma Legislature completed its third month last week as the Senate and House completed hearing bills on the floor of their respective chamber by the April 25 deadline,” said the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma (MHAO).

 

Governor Kevin Stitt has signed the bill that makes 18’ single sections legally transportable in Oklahoma.

On [April] the 26th Governor Stitt signed HB 1217 which will allow homes not exceeding 18 to be transported upon the Interstate/Defense Highways, effective November 1st,” said the MHAO.

An 18’ wide single section can rival the size of a modest multisectional, without additional installation costs needed for two sections.

 

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An example of an 18’ floorplan is shown.

Governor Kevin Stitt and legislative leaders are continuing to negotiate the FY20 state budget and an agreement could be announced in the very near future. Sine Die is May 31 by 5:00pm, however depending on the timing of the budget agreement, it is possible legislators will adjourn earlier than that day,” said MHAO.

That said, and while this is useful, the industry is still down from 2018.  See related reports, further below.

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Warning – Number 1 Manufactured Housing State, Texas – Reports Month Over Month Rise, Year over Year Shipment Decline Continues

Newly Published Regional State Data Reflects Gainers, Losers in New Manufactured Homes Shipped

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newly Published Regional State Data Reflects Gainers, Losers in New Manufactured Homes Shipped

May 1st, 2019 Comments off

 

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Tips from members of the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma (MHAO) members provided the data their state association produced.

 

The graphic below summarized MHAO’s calculations of what the states of AR, KS, LA, MO, NM, OK, and TX shipped in February 2019 vs 2018, and a Year over Year (YoY) totals.

 

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Here’s the data that MHAO provided that summarized national trends.

In February 2019, 7,241 new manufactured homes were shipped, a decrease of 820 homes or 10.2 percent compared to February 2018.

Compared with the same month last year, shipments of single-section homes were down 15 percent while shipments of multisection homes were down 5.6 percent.

Total floors shipped in February 2019 were 11,206, a decrease of 8.7 percent compared with February 2018. The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of shipments was 92,195 in February 2019, up 4.2 percent from the adjusted rate of 88,461 in January 2019.

The SAAR corrects for normal seasonal variations and projects annual shipments based on the current monthly total. The number of plants reporting production in February 2019 was 134 and the number of active corporations was 34, the same number of plants and one fewer active corporation compared to January 2019.

Cumulative shipments from January through February this year totaled 14,734 homes compared with 16,707 homes for the same 2-month period in 2018, a net decrease of 11.8 percent.”

The Daily Business News on MHProNews editorially notes that sources in other parts of the U.S. are providing a similarly mixed review.  One midwestern source suggests that they expect their shipments to show an improvement when March data is released.  That will either be confirmed or corrected soon, perhaps by this weekend.

Another state source – both of these are top 10 states in shipments – indicate that shipments improved March over February but will still be down year over year.

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These ought to be alarms for so-called leaders in Arlington, VA who have reported the data, but have failed to say what steps they plan to correct what is already 6 months of declining YoY production and sales.

 

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How is that possible during an affordable housing crisis?

 

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National Academy of Sciences Praise for Industrialized Housing Projects, Research, Profitable Manufactured Housing Lessons Learned

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“Lead, Follow … Or Get Out of The Way”

MHARR Calls on HUD Secretary to End Discriminatory And Exclusionary Zoning of HUD-Regulated Manufactured Homes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Manufactured Home Community Excitement, Reactions to Brewing Controversy

July 12th, 2017 Comments off
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How exciting it is that we are having a new community being built in Oklahoma!”

So says Deanna Fields, Executive Director of the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma, as part of a guest column to the Industry Voices blog in MHProNews.com, linked here.

Fields lays out additional facts not found in our original report, which is linked here.

Between the two, a professional reader gets a much fuller and more complete sense of the events, that the Daily Business News is told may be the first new manufactured home community in about thirty years.

But industry excitement is the opposite of the reaction of some locals, who don’t want their upper end bedroom community

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Bill Beneficial to Manufactured Home Industry

April 18th, 2017 Comments off

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An article in Tulsa World notes that Senate Bill 91 in the Oklahoma State Senate specifies that if personal property taxes become delinquent on a manufactured home situated on property not owned by the owner of the home, and the county treasurer places a notice in the local newspaper, then notice must also be submitted to the owner of the property.

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Deanna Fields, executive director of the Oklahoma Manufactured Housing Association (MHAO), said the bill is good for the MH industry and is set to be signed by the governor. She said previously, the land owner of the home site was not bound by law to be notified of the delinquency of the MH owner.

She said the land owner is not obligated to pay the tax, “..but if the home goes up for auction after 3-5 years of delinquent taxes the land owner will be notified. It’s a good bill!” ##

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Oklahoma Revises Manufactured Home Installation

March 22nd, 2013 Comments off

The Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma (MHAO) tells MHProNews the rules on the installation of new and used MH have been revised. New homes have to follow the plans laid out by the manufacturer or the engineer/architect, and the homeowner is not responsible for site preparation. For used homes, the resident is responsible for site preparation. Temporary installation will only be for a home site pending permanent installation, or for storage of a new home on a dealer’s lot. The UMV&Parts Commission approved the rules, and will issue a standard installation authorization form, an inspection form, and minimum inspection requirements to be used by certified inspectors later this spring. The inspection only covers first-time installation of a manufactured home, and is warranted for only one year.

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MHAO Cancels Show

December 14th, 2012 Comments off

In an open letter to the industry, Deanna Fields of the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma (MHAO) says the 2013 Great Southwest Home Show has been canceled. Originally set to run Feb. 28-March 3, 2013 at the QuikTrip Center Expo Square in Tulsa, due to the economic climate, site contract payments due for the show, and response from MH producers and other vendors, the MHAO Board of Directors decided to pull the plug on this year’s show. MHProNews has learned MHAO is planning a show in 2014 when the economic forecast looks brighter. Noting the past four years at QuikTrip have been a great promotion for the industry, MHAO President Bo Radley stated, “We remain committed to providing this forum in the future and will continue the momentum in that direction.” Sources close to the Louisville and Tunica shows expressed their regrets about Tulsa’s Show, but say their outlooks are good for 2013. For example the Louisville Show’s attendee registrations are up, number of manufacturers are up and sold out. Louisville has also expanded their exhibit space. The popular Money Tree Seminars are also expanded. A special pre-show event is planned: Introduction to MH Opportunities day, linked here.

 

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Manufactured Housing Show Returns to Tulsa in 2013

July 27th, 2012 Comments off

Deanna Fields, Executive Director of the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma (MHAO), tells MHProNews the Great Southwest Home Show will once again be held at the QuikTrip Center Expo Square in Tulsa, Feb. 28-March 3, 2013. The educational seminars will be held Wed. Feb. 27 before the show. Thurs. and Fri. will be Trade Days, Sat. and Sun. the show will welcome the public. MHAO Board of Directors elected  for the coming year are: Scott Valdez, 1stV.P.; Ray McKay, 2ndV.P.; Julie Dwyer, Sec.; Steve Russell, Treas.; and Tony Fiorentine, Sgt. At Arms.

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Major MH Event draws praise and launches new Video

November 1st, 2011 Comments off

MHProNews has learned that praise for the new early March show date and support for the Great Southwest Home show continues to grow.  “The Great Southwest Home Show is one of the best investments we make each year. We have fun while we work.” said Mike Harrison, President of QuikBrick. Triad Financial Service Regional Manager, Julie Dwyer, said Time and time again, the Great Southwest Home Show has proven to be a strong supporter for the manufactured housing industry. “ Dwyer added, “Growth and prosperity in this industry will continue with the dedication and commitment from industry manufacturers and exhibitors that showcase their products and services  to businesses across the region.” Retailer Bo Radley, President of Aspen Homes stated that “Attending the Great Southwest Home Show does help me keep in contact with key people in the industry and meet new contacts that I otherwise wouldn’t have met.  Most of the people I do business with today are people I met at trade shows. The Tulsa show features trade days March 1st and 2nd, followed by public days March 3d and 4th, where homes are sold direct to the public and hundreds of leads are created for exhibitors. Last year’s attendance was up over the previous year, and over 2000 attended public days. The video shown was just released, and more information on the show can be found at this link. Tulsa’s annual show has become one of the top 4 major Industry events for the year, an ongoing achievement by all those involved.

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TX State Exec for the departing Thayer Long’s post?

October 31st, 2011 Comments off

DJ_Pendleton_Executive_Director_Texas_Manufactured_Housing_Association_TMHA_credit_MHProNewsMHProNews asked DJ Pendleton, the Executive Director for the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA), to comment about his being approached by MHI’s leadership to fill the role by the departing Thayer Long.  “I was exceptionally flattered to be mentioned as a potential replacement for Thayer, especially after I saw the list of other names of incredibly capable, passionate people much smarter than myself. I am continuously challenged and have a long list of goals I have not yet achieved in Texas. For both personal and professional reasons, coupled with the tremendous support of my TMHA members, the best place for me is to continue to zealously advocate and protect our industry’s interests in Texas.  I look forward to continue my participation with MHI and work to advance our industry’s collective national efforts.” Pendleton said.  From the north side of the Red River, came this comment comment that echoed the praise of Pendleton’s work in the Long Horn State: “DJ would of been a great asset to MHI if he accepted the position.  I’m being selfish, but I’m thankful he declined because Texas needs him! “ said Deanna Fields, Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma (MHAO) and recent winner of MHI’s State Association Executive of the Year. In response to a previous question about published and unpublished names considered for the interim/permanent MHI leadership role, MHI PAC Chair Rick Rand said, “There are some extremely qualified association execs. This is something that the MHI Executive Committee is obviously working on, and I’m confident they have or will explore all of the best candidates.”  When asked about DJ Pendleton, multiple award winning MHI member Doug Gorman had this to say: “From what I have been able to observe from a neighboring state, DJ Pendleton has done an excellent job as the Executive Director of the Texas Manufactured Housing Association. I am sure that DJ would have carried those same leadership qualities with him to MHI had he chosen to accept that role in the industry.”  Others have shared similar sentiments about DJ Pendleton’s strengths as a leader among Manufactured Housing Executives.

(Editor’s note: Friday, October 27th was Thayer Long’s last day at MHI. Please join us in wishing him all the best in his new career.  Long is going to the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) as Executive Vice President, where he begins on Nov 1. Long previously worked for the National Association of Home Builders and American Chemical Society in Washington, DC.

There are hints from sources that a GM has been at MHI and an announcement is pending, but a different source with ties to MHI has denied this or that an announcement for a new/interim/permanent president for the Manufactured Housing Institute will come soon.)

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Oklahoma Association Provides Tornado Emergency Outreach

January 27th, 2011 Comments off
An Oklahoma Legislator is working with the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma to help provide sample emergency plans for manufactured and mobile home communities to prevent deaths in the event of a tornado. Oklahoma State Rep. Pat Ownbey has made several legislative attempts to mandate the emergency plans, but has now agreed to cooperate on a voluntary basis. Ownbey says in a press release he was concerned his bill would have inadvertently created a liability for manufactured housing communities. The Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma (MAHO) and the Oklahoma Emergency Management Association will be sending sample emergency plans to 600 communities throughout Oklahoma. Deanna Fields, Executive Director of MHAO tells MHMSM.com a law would have opened up liability issues and the association was against any legislation. “We also have plans that are more comprehensive and available to communities” Fields says. “We have the means to get the word out.”

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