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RV Sales Spike Manufactured Housing Component Suppliers

July 21st, 2013 Comments off

As sales of manufactured housing’s sister industry, the recreational vehicle (RV) business, began accelerating in mid-2012, it also spurred the sales of several manufactured housing (MH) component suppliers. Shipments of motor homes rose 30 percent through May of this year compared to 2012. Drew Industries, Inc., one of the three largest companies in the Investor’s Business Daily’s (IBD) Building-Mobile/Manufactured Homes group, supplies slide-out mechanisms and other items for the RV industry. Its sales rose 36 percent in Q3 2012, as IBD informs MHProNews. Overall, the group’s ranking as of Friday, July 19 had risen to 58 out of 197 industries from number 171 at the beginning of May. Included in the ranking are modular and MH manufacturer Cavco Industries and Patrick Industries, maker of ceiling and wall panels for the MH and RV industries.

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Skyline Q1 2013: Improved Net Loss

October 9th, 2012 Comments off

RVBusiness says manufactured home and recreational vehicle manufacturer Skyline Corp. has reported an improved net loss for its first quarter 2013, as well as a slight drop in sales. This quarter loss amounted to $3.5 million as compared to a $6.8 million loss a year ago. Total sales fell from $50.3 million for the same period a year ago to $49.9 million Q1 2013. RV sales dropped from $21.1 million a year ago to $19 million the first quarter, while MHProNews has learned manufactured housing sales rose from $29.1 million a year ago to $30.9 million. The company said a drop in the RV sector resulted from a decline in sales to Canadian dealers.

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