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Rain and Clouds Don’t Dampen Ohio Manufactured Home Show’s Strong Public Attendance

May 19th, 2014 Comments off

shoppers-manufactured-homes-eastern-ohio-home-show-credit-omho-ribbon-cutting--posted-masthead-blog-mhpronews-com300xCool, cloudy and rainy weather failed to dampen the solid turnout of the public who came by the thousands to see modern manufactured and modular homes on display during the Eastern Ohio Home Show. Tim Williams, executive director for the Ohio Manufactured Homes Association, provided MHProNews with these officials totals:

Public Show Attendance for Friday, May 16th, 2014 (56 degrees, intermittent rain, hours 4 PM – 8 PM) = 337

Public Show Attendance for Saturday May 17th, 2014 (54 degrees, rain, Hours 9 AM – 6 PM) = 1,149

Public Show Attendance for Sunday May 18th, 2014 (63, partly cloudy hours noon to 5 PM) = 1,010

Total of 2.5 days of public Show Attendance = 2,496

Industry Day Attendance (Friday May 16th, 9 AM to 3:30 PM) = 397

Total of all three days and both industry and public attendance = 2,893

Richard “Dick” Jennison said, “Tim, On behalf of myself and the entire MHI membership, I would like to extend a resounding round of applause to you, the Board of Directors of OMHA and the legion of volunteers who made the inaugural Eastern Ohio Home Show such a huge success!  Having the public see and tour our affordable and quality homes is an idea long overdue and a show format for others to emulate.  Great Show and a Great Job to all!” ##

(Photo Credit = Ohio Manufactured Homes Association)

Debunking the ‘Un-healthy’ Myth of Factory Built Housing; superiority of systems building

November 1st, 2011 Comments off

modular_homes_collage from_Debunking_the_Myth_Healthy_Housing_Conference posted on MHProNews.comMHProNews has learned that the presentations made at the 2011 Healthy Homes Conference have become available, including “Debunking the “Un-healthy” Myth of Factory Built Housing and Its Use as a Superior Healthy Building Alternative” by Michelle Roberts & Rick Terry. The conference was supported by various agencies, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The conference website featured a quote by Florence Nightingale that captured part of the objectives, “The connection between the health and the dwelling of the population is one of the most important that exists.” Presenter Michelle Roberts is Director at the NAHB Research Center and Business Development Leader, Healthy and Energy Efficient Homes and Buildings for Owens Corning. Roberts has consulted with the modular housing industry for some years. Presenter Frederick “Rick” Terry background in the modular housing industry began as part of a family manufacturing business, positioning him as the first director of the Factory Built Housing Center (FBHC) at Penn College in 2004. Terry is Program Manager for FBHC Industry Partnership. Topics covered included a history of how factory building developed in the early 1900s with component catalog homes from Sears and Roebuck, to pre-HUD Code manufactured homes, to modern manufactured and modular home construction. Indoor Air Quality, green construction methods and much more were covered by Terry and Roberts in their pro-systems built housing presentation.

(photo credit: Debunking the Myth power point)