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Some State Residents Embarrassed by Beauty Pageant Contestant

September 16th, 2013 Comments off

At the Miss America Pageant, contestants were told to introduce themselves in a catchy way. The South Carolina entrant said, “ From the state where 20 percent of our homes are mobile ’cause that’s how we roll, I’m Brooke Mosteller, Miss South Carolina.” Many of her fellow residents were evidently not amused, and let their feelings be known on social media, as wltx.com informs MHProNews. While Mark Dillard, Executive Director of the Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina (MHISC) did not think she was funny either, says, “I think our reputation is about 30 years behind the product itself. And actually, cases like this are an opportunity for us to get out the word and talk about that.” He adds manufactured homes are built to the same safety standards as site-built homes, including fire safety standards; and in the interest of accuracy, 17.9 percent of homes in SC are factory-built homes. Dillard says one reason the state has so many manufactured homes is because of the cost effectiveness of their construction. He notes, “They’re built in a factory. You can buy your wood and your fireplace inserts in big quantities, so they can save 25, 30 percent right off the bat.”

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