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The “Preeminent” Manufactured Housing Industry Professionals News Source

September 23rd, 2014 Comments off

5th-anniversary-mhpronews-comFor-the-record comments and ‘quotable-quotes’ continue to be sent to MHProNews in anticipation of the 5th Anniversary celebration in October. Here is a sneak peak at one of the growing number of kind comments already in hand.

“Over the past 5 years, MHProNews and its family of websites has grown to become the preeminent online news source for the manufactured housing industry – an achievement due in no small part to the enthusiasm and dedication of Tony Kovach and his team. Congratulations on your anniversary and best wishes for continued success in the years ahead.” – Darren Krolewski, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, MHVillage / Datacomp Appraisal / JLT & Associates.

5th Anniversary statements for publication have come in from corporate leaders at Triad Financial, CU Factory Built Lending, Show Ways Unlimited, ROC USA, Professional Warranty Service Company, Manufactured Housing Associations Executives and Board members, manufacturers, educators and others.


Statements previously published are linked here.

With over 2 million pageviews exceed twice this summer, MHProNews hit levels of popularity and respect achieved due to the writers, sponsors and team members whose dedication and support made the first 5 years possible. As Barry Noffsinger, CU Factory Built Lending concluded in his upcoming for-publication remarks: 5 more years! 5 more years!

MHProNews thanks all who have shared such comments. ##

(Editor’s Note: As an FYI, when Darren Krolewski says ‘family of websites,’ he is including ManufacturedHomeLivingNews, which in the first year after its 2013 launch of the new public focused image and educational site, achieved not 50,000 or 100,000 organic visits, but over 1 million visits.)

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Louisville Show is Approaching a Sell-Out

July 28th, 2014 Comments off

2014-louisville-manufactured-housing-show-crowd-photo-credits-mhpronews-manufacturedhomes-com-There are almost 6 months to go before the start of the 2015 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show, and booth space and manufacturers exhibit space is approaching a sell out.  MHProNews has learned there will be 2 new factory builders planning for the 2015 event, and apparently all the current manufactured and modular builders are expected to return.

Registration for the 2015 show opens on October 1, 2014.  Dennis Hill of Show Ways Unlimited suggests it’s wise to mark your calendars now for the 2015 show.

“Louisville has been the best attended industry event 2 years in a row.” Dennis Hill said.  “As videos from attendees in 2014 posted on our updated show website underscore, the enthusiasm and value for attending the show has not been better in a decade. Our popular Business Building Seminars will be back, and because they were often standing room only in 2014, we’ve expanded the seminar space.  The full seminar line up will be available this fall.”

Show Chairman Ron Thomas Sr. had only this to say, “It’s the best way to start off your new year. Don’t miss it!” ##

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The Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Will Go On!

June 26th, 2014 Comments off

dennis-hill-showways-unlimited-host-l-a-tony-kovach=mhpronews-manufacturedhomes-com-manufactured-housing-news-Questions have been coming in about the status of the 2015 Tunica Show, given Harrah’s closure of the site where the manufactured housing show has been held for the past 17 years.

Dennis Hill at Show Ways Unlimited, the trade show’s coordinator, has told us that alternative options are in hand. Plans that incorporate those options are being considered and that a recent trip to Tunica with Keith Bennett – the Tunica Show Chairman – identified backup options, should those be needed.

“The Show will go on, there is no question about that fact.” said Dennis Hill to “Once all the details are worked out, we will make a formal announcement. Exhibitors and attendees alike should plan for a 2015 Tunica Show that will be as robust as ever.”

As a programing note, RV MH Hall of Fame inductee Dennis Hill will be featured in an upcoming exclusive video interview in July, in a behind the scenes look at what happens at a trade show such as Louisville or Tunica. Hill is one of the under-sung heroes of our industry, and the video will be of keen interest to thousands of industry professionals.

That video and article with Dennis Hill will go live on the MHProNews home page – along with 9 other “Inside MH” videos, A Cup of Coffee with…Barry Cole (soon to be inducted into the RV-MH Hall of Fame) plus other new featured articles and reports. The new features should be live by this time next week. ##

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Even with Thunderstorms, Tunica Pre-Show Estimates Exceeded

March 30th, 2014 Comments off

2014-tunica-manufactured-housing-show-entrance-south-central-manufactured-housing-institute-harrah's-convention-center-tunica-msWhile weather and other factors kept some potential attendees away, preliminary figures from Show Ways Unlimited and the registration company indicted that a total of 2195 professionals attended the 2014 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show.  Pre-Show estimates on total professionals expected at this year’s event were for 2100 total.

The timing of Ceasar’s Entertainments public announcement on March 26 that their Harrah’s Tunica property would be closed may have confused some potential attendees.

Sources close to the Show speculated that the property may still be sold prior to the June 2 planned closing date for the casino and hotels.  If indeed the property closes, a few ideas were floated for new potential locations for the show, including a new all indoor location in Nashville, TN.

One way or another, this March Manufactured Housing Show is expected to continue on.

Post show commentary and videos are expected in April’s Featured Articles on MHProNews, on the Industry Voices guest blog and on the Cutting Edge blog. ##

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Louisville Show Success! Initial Report, by the numbers

January 27th, 2013 Comments off

money-tree-louisville-manufactured-housing-show-2013-posted-mhpronews-com-daily-business-news-MHProNews has learned that attendance at the 2013 Louisville Show rose a stunning 1.337% vs. the 2012 totals, according to preliminary numbers released by Michele Middleton of the Show Ways Unlimited. Middleton stressed that filters must be run to gauge the exact tallies in all categories, but that the initial reports are typically quite accurate. By attendee category, the initial report reads as follows:

  • Builder/Developer – 188
  • Community Manager – 301
  • Installer – 79
  • Retailer – 799
  • Total 1,367

The above represents a rise in every category over 2012. It should be noted that since attendees can only sign up in one category, some land lease community owners/managers – for example – may elect to sign up as retailers or builder/developers.

Comments from those at the show and a more in depth Show related report can be found at the links below.

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It’s Back and Better than Ever!

December 29th, 2011 Comments off

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Everyone I talk to is very pleased the show is moving forward in 2012. This year’s show is in a growth mode and we expect the show to be bigger and better than last year. “ said Ron Thomas, active retailer, community owner and Louisville Show Chairman. While it may not be a surprise to hear a Show Chairman say something like that, the sentiment is echoed in the feedback from other attendees and exhibitors. Perhaps most important is the fact that pre-show registrations are up from the surprising totals of 2011. Lorayne Scott, with Show Ways Unlimited – the firm which organizes the Louisville Show – told MHProNews that:We had 970 retailers, builder/developers, community owner/operator, and installers.  As for the exhibitors we had a total of 442.  The total attendance was 1412.” That total of 1412 from all facets of factory built housing made it one of the top 2 attended events in the manufactured housing industry for 2011. Numerous positive comments have come in from 2011 show attendees who are excited about the shows 2012 plan. One example is from Darrell Boyd with Triad Financial, who said, “I was pleasantly surprised at our attendance at the 2011 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show last year. I knew the 50 year history of the show and the spirit of our industry would bring us back. I just wasn’t sure what to expect in 2011. 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.” The 2012 Louisville Show line up includes a strong cross section of free business building workshops and seminars, a special appearance and address by Cavco CEO and MHI Chairman Joe Stegmayer as well as even more homes and exhibitors than 2011. Free online registration is scheduled to end January 3. You can pre-register at this link, or get more information at this link.

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Mid-December Update on Louisville MH Show

December 14th, 2010 Comments off

Heading to the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show January 12-14? The latest newsletter from Dennis Hill at Show Ways has updated information about exhibitors, hotels and seminars that will include information on effective pricing, self-financing and how to dominate your local market. The newsletter contains an up-to-date list of exhibitors including Fairmont Homes and 21st Mortgage Corporation and answers questions about why YOU should go. Also note the registration cut-off date is December 29. Click to read the newsletter.