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Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News July 19-July 26, 2015

July 26th, 2015 Comments off

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A Hunter and Native American Decorator’s Dream! John Howard’s Home, Inside MH Road Show Video

How A Manufactured Modular Home Production Center Achieves Savings and Quality – Inside MH Video with Mike Stone

4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Clean

What’s New in Manufactured Housing Industry Professional News

As the Dodd-Frank Act hits the five year mark, stories abound how its offspring, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, continues to confound the manufactured home industry as well as the banking and mortgage industries, and the accompanying importance of MH fiancing reform. Meanwhile, MHLivingNews and MHProNews publisher L. A. “Tony” Kovach lands on The Hill in D. C., and as a family man on 83degreesmedia. In other news, industry pressure changes minds in a Texas city, several MHCs change hands, MH lands in Native American hands, MH Firms Plan Q2 Financials Release, much, much more.

Saturday, July 25

Temporary Modular Housing being Restricted in Bakken Oilfield

Friday, July 24

The Avoidance of the Rule of Law by Dodd-Frank

Dow Falls -163 Points, Most Tracked Manufactured Housing Stocks also Drop

Modular Workforce Housing Planned for Southwest Louisiana

Help Ensure Passage of The Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act

UMH Properties Set to Release Q2 Financials Aug. 7

Capital One Arranges $14 Million Fannie Mae Loan

Thursday, July 23

Drew Industries to Release Second Quarter Financials

Deer Valley Corp. Jumped +10.25 percent while Most All Tracked Stocks Fell

Home Sales Rise to Best Rate in Eight Years

Capital One Arranges Purchase of CA Manufactured Home Community

Orders for Keiser’s Modular Homes will be Built at a Sister Plant

Gendell Unloads More Patrick Stock for $1.48 Million

Wednesday, July 22

Manufactured Home Community in Florida Sells for $6.4 Million

PSP Seeks Manufactured Home Communities to Provide Affordable Housing

MHCV Edges Up, NASDAQ Slips, Existing Home Sales Rose 3.2 % in June

Elko Band Native Americans Break Ground for New Manufactured Homes

Texas City Reverses Decision, Votes to Allow Manufactured Housing

War of Words? DC’s The Hill Congressional Blog on Manufactured Housing Finance Reform

Tuesday, July 21

Deer Valley Falls -11.11%, as Most Tracked Manufactured Housing Stocks Slip

Equity LifeStyle Properties Beats Analysts Expectations in Q2

Factory-Built Homes—the New Cool

Tired of renting? Get the scoop on manufactured homes

Lawsuit Challenges Removal of Manufactured Home Carports

Monday, July 20

Keiser Homes Fire did not Damage Main Structure, Electrical or New Homes

Deer Valley Gains 10.25%; Dodd-Frank Turns Five Tomorrow

Housing Starts, Permits Hit Eight-year High

Marcus & Millichap Arrange Sale of Florida Manufactured Home Community

Mark Engel to Join Green Courte Partners as CFO

Honda Agrees to Cease Discriminatory Automobile Lending

Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News-July 12-July 19, 2015 ##

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Ruth Lake Lodge honored as Modular Building Institute Building of the Month

September 18th, 2014 Comments off

ruth_lake_lodge__modular_alberta_canada__their_creditThe Modular Building Institute (MBI) has chosen the Ruth Lake Lodge north of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada as its Building of the Month for Sept. 2014, according to Providing housing for employees of the Athabasca Oil Sands industries and visitors to the area, the complex has over 600 rooms comprised of 235 modules that make up the 232,000 square foot lodge. Amenities include an extensive work-out facility, a business center, restaurant, energy efficient appliances, Wi-Fi access, two story common areas and clerestory windows. The modular lodge was manufactured and built in 319 days by BCT Structures of Lethbridge, Alberta. MHProNews knows the MBI honored MEG Energy Pirate’s Cove Lodge, also in northern Alberta, Canada, first place in the modular commercial housing category in 2013, as reported here March 26, 2013. It also is as much a resort as workforce housing. ##

(Photo credit: Ruth Lake Lodge, Alberta Canada)

Modular Workforce Housing Planned in Mississippi

September 1st, 2014 Comments off

mod mancamp cabin    williston    kari andren and mary pipla   casy page creditThe possibility of up to seven billion barrels of oil in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation in southwest Mississippi and central Louisiana has led the McComb (Miss.) Board of Selectmen to vote in favor of annexing 40 acres for the construction of a 535-unit modular workforce community. Shale Lodge will include a cafeteria, laundry and recreational facilities similar to other workforce accommodations that MHProNews has reported on in the Bakken Shale region of western North Dakota that has drawn thousands of job seekers. Metairie, Louisiana-based CMS Consultants is building the complex that is part of the proposed 240-acre Gateway Industrial Park in Pike County. The city will borrow up to $600,000 to develop the infrastructure site, according to, and stands to cover the cost of the loan in tax revenues over the next five years. Dozens of wells are being drilled in the area. ##

(Photo credit: Casy Page/–Kari Andren and Mary Pipla check out modular mancamp accommodations in Williston, North Dakota)

Modular Commercial Building Lucrative in Alaska

July 11th, 2014 Comments off

Two-thirds of the $60 million annual earnings for Anchorage Alaska-based modular construction company Builders Choice Inc. (BCI) come directly from the burgeoning oil and gas industry, according to Revenues have multiplied six-fold since Sandi and Mark Larson bought the business in 2001. Working out of a 50,000 square foot facility, with 200 employees, they have refocused away from residential modular homes to commercial and industrial projects, and intend to open a lumber and building-related hardware business. Modular hotels and other commercial buildings, especially in remote areas, have been a mainstay for the company. In addition, MHProNews has been informed BCI also has a modular plant in South Dakota serving the Bakken oil fields housing projects in North Dakota. ##

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Crew Camp Operator Facing nearly $30 Million Fines in Bakken Oil Field

June 20th, 2014 Comments off

Western Petroleum LLC and its parent company, Pilot Logistics, are facing up to $30 million in fines for a crew camp violating zoning regulations in North Dakota’s Bakken oil patch, according to The Williston Herald reports a conditional use permit for the site was approved in 2011 for 40 recreational vehicles (RVs) and seven modular units, but the permits were never renewed. A recent inspection at the site discovered 30 RVs, hook-ups for ten more and seven modular homes plus two houses. MHProNews has learned each structure will be fined $1,000 a day for each day of violation. ##

(Photo credit: Associated Press–modular mancamp, Williston, North Dakota)

Modular Workforce Housing Supplier Going Upscale

June 12th, 2014 Comments off

Having built modular housing since 1947, Atco Structures and Logistics is upping the ante for its workforce housing as companies battle for skilled labor in an increasingly competitive market, according to With new models featuring large bedrooms with double beds, full showers, sound-dampening walls and walk-in closets, Jason Kialeu of Atco Commercial says, “Our clients have put a focus on amenities and quality of accommodations. It’s an evolution—it’s constant improvement. We just want to raise the bar a little bit.” Atco has a modular unit on display at the Global Petroleum Show at Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada which is drawing exhibitors and attendees from across the globe. understands the company has built work camps in over 100 countries during the last 65 years. ##

(Photo credit: Atco Structures and Logistics–workforce housing in northern Alberta, Canada)

Black Diamond Shareholders to Meet

April 1st, 2014 Comments off

Modular workforce supplier Black Diamond Group Limited (TSX:BDI) will hold its annual meeting of shareholders on Thursday, May 8 at the Calgary, Alberta, Canada Hyatt Regency, according to Through its direct and indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries, Black Diamond rents and sells modular workforce housing, and provides associated support services to a wide spectrum of industries, often in remote locales, through 19 locations in Canada, the U. S. and Australia, as has learned. ##

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County Commissioners Dealing with Modular Workforce Housing

March 12th, 2014 Comments off

In order to better zone and regulate the temporary housing facilities that many oilfield workers live in, the Williams County (North Dakota) commissioners voted to update the definition of crew housing, and will charge companies $400 per person for each one living in modular workforce housing zoned for non-residential use. Crew housing charges will also apply to those living in campers and travel trailers if they are parked in non-residential zones, as the reports. Manufactured home and RV communities licensed by the state will not be assessed the $400. Recreational vehicles will not be charged because it is difficult to determine how many beds each contain, and there is no billing address, but zoning regulations will tighten up as more housing becomes available. Noting temporary housing is not a permanent solution, Williams County staff planner Taylor Corbett tells the major concern is that sewage and other infrastructure meet county standards. ##

(Photo credit: Associated Press–modular workforce housing, Williston, North Dakota)

Modular Unit added to Hospital

March 3rd, 2014 Comments off

In addition to the multiple modular workforce housing and mancamps, manufactured homes and recreational vehicles that have sprung up to meet the demands for housing in Watford City, North Dakota in response to the Bakken oil boom, the MacKenzie County Healthcare system is adding a modular unit to the hospital’s Emergency Room clinic. Visits have gone from an average of 150 a month before the boom hit to 550 monthly, also requiring two more physicians. Watford City population has risen from 1,744 at the 2010 census to approximately 7,500 residents, and city officials expect that number will rise to 10,000 by this summer, according to what tells ##

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Former Manufactured Housing Plant Bustling with Modular Workforce Units

January 20th, 2014 Comments off

Taking over a one-time manufactured housing plant in Johnstown, Colorado, PTI Group has converted the 113,000 square-foot facility to constructing modular workforce housing for the oil, gas and mining industries in Canada. Based in Alberta, Canada, PTI scouted 78 cities before choosing the Denver area because of the availability of skilled and technical labor that lost their jobs during the recession. As informs, although their original intention was to hire 250 workers within five years, they already employ 353 after 18 months. An affiliate of Oil States International, PTI is planning a 5,000 worker facility for the $13 billion SunCor Fort Hills Project, and workforce accommodations for 2,000 at the Kitimat Liquified Natural Gas plant in British Columbia. Among other projects, PTI provided housing for the Vancouver Olympics.

(Photo credit: Josh Polson/–Thomasine Azure works on modular unit at Johnstown plant.)