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New Shipment Data, Top Manufactured Home State, Other MH States Continue Slide

November 6th, 2018 No comments

 

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August 2018 new home shipment data is in.

 

Let’s be clear, it’s not a disaster. But it continues to signal issues and challenges that the Daily Business News on MHProNews has led-the-charge in spotlighting.  Because during an affordable housing crisis, manufactured home should be doing much better than it is.  RVs are outperforming manufactured homes by a wide margin.  Clearly, something is missing in the leadership of the post-production side of the manufactured home industry.

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Michigan is down -16.9 percent year to date comparing 2017 to 2018 data. IL had a steep drop, but is still modestly up for the year. 4 of the 5 MMHF states dropped during August, with only Ohio up modestly.

 

A report will be published tomorrow that will reflect the national manufactured home shipment numbers, which are down a bit.  Some states are still rising, but others are sliding.

A source with ties to the OMHA has provided the information shown in the graphic above.  Michigan is one of the top ten manufactured housing states in the nation, as data from the product-focused independent producers Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has reported.  Michigan is the home to a number of large community operators, among others.

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Michigan shipment data reflects it is the #8 state in the nation since 2011.

 

MHProNews highlighted last summer the trend in the same 5 states.

 

Winners and Losers, 5 Midwestern States, Manufactured Home Shipment Breakdown

 

This is a trend that MHProNews alone has tracked and raised the cautionary flags on in reports to manufactured housing industry professionals for some years.

 

While Manufactured Housing Overall Rises, Some Slip Sliding Away

 

Today is the November 6, 2018.  Regulations, financing, placement, and politics are all among the issues that keep manufactured housing artificially limited at a time of a growing affordable housing crisis.

 

Manufactured Housing Institute Shipment Data, FEMA, an Inside Look

 

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Triad, US Bank and Digital Leveling praise MMHF’s Show

September 30th, 2011 Comments off

purple cow show home credit patriothomesblogMHProNews.com has learned that praise for the Midwest Manaufactured Housing Federation’s show continues. “I was pleasantly surprised at our attendance at the 2011 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show…I knew the 50 year history of the show and the spirit of our industry would bring us back.” said Darrell Boyd, with Triad Financial Services. “The traffic at our exhibitor booth was brisk and it seemed the renewed positive attitude of the attendees was infectious and spilled over during the show. I talked to many other exhibitors and manufacturers and they agreed with my sentiment. With the 2012 show approaching, I’m eagerly looking forward to our continued renewed growth.” Boyd stated.  Scott MacFarlane, Vice President of National Sales Operations for U.S. Bank Manufactured Housing Services echoed the sentiment by saying,  “In 2011, we were very pleased with the results we achieved at the Louisville Show and all my account executives who attended in 2011 responded on how happy they were with the retailers they were able to talk to at the show. We are very excited about attending the 2012 Show.”  Triad and U.S. Bank will both be part of a free workshop planned for manufactured housing community operators, developers and retailers on new and updated finance programs that will take place during the 2012 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show.  “The drive and resourceful nature of Dennis Hill (at Showways Unlimited) and the MMHF once again amazed and inspired everyone with the success of the 2011 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show.” said Mike East, with Digital Leveling Systems.  The Louisville Show “…is simply the official “kickoff” of the new year each season. It’s like opening the door and turning the lights on for the new year and saying “OK, We’re Open For Business-Let’s Get Going.” East explained, adding: “To miss the Louisville Show is like forgetting to flip the “OPEN” sign over in the front window. It’s just not right and leaves you with that gut feeling you missed something. So don’t miss a thing in 2012!”

(Editor’s Note: More information about the 2012 return for the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show at the indoor Kentucky Exhibition Center is found at the link above.)

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Adventure and Granger love Louisville

September 16th, 2011 Comments off

Kentucky Exhibition Center - credit Wikimedia Commons - posted MHMSM.com, MHProNews.com Ron Thomas, Sr., Chairman of the  Midwest Manufactured Housing Federation (MMHF), said: “I’m happy to tell you the Louisville Show is scheduled for January 11, 12, and 13.  Everyone I talk to is very pleased the show is moving forward in 2012.”  As if to underscore Thomas’ point, Wally Comer, President of Adventure Homes, told MHProNews.com that: “I went to the (January 2011) show very skeptical; prepared for the worst and hoping for the best.  Was I surprised!  We had lousy weather on day one and still entertained a good crowd.  On day two, the crowd got larger and business got better.  Adventure is having a very good 2011 and I attribute our strong start to our participation at Louisville 2011.” Granger’s Shawn Cravens stated: “Granger Plastics is extremely pleased that the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show is returning to Louisville in 2012, after a great return show in 2011….(The)…2011 show in Louisville showcased an overwhelming number of sales opportunities for us to capture after missing out on the 2010 show. “  Comer added: “Adventure took 5 homes last year; however, this year we will have 6 homes in the show!  We are expecting a larger more enthusiastic crowd …(in 2012).”   Ron Thomas wrapped up his comments  to MHProNews.com by saying: “This year’s show is in a growth mode and we expect the show to be bigger and better than last year.  I would like to invite everyone to come to Louisville 2012, a true “cornerstone event” in our industry.”

(Editor’s note: for more information on the 2012 Louisville Show, please see this link.)

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