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How do CEO’s Use Their Time? Work, Life Balance Part II

November 30th, 2018 Comments off

 

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Earlier this month, the Daily Business News on MHProNews looked at the issue of work-life balance. It’s a handy topic to be reflecting on, as the 2019 New Year approaches. So, before diving into how CEOs use their time, readers who may have missed it should consider reading the linked topic – Part I – below. 

 

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Visual Capitalist (VC) has thoughtfully provided MHProNews with the following infographic on how CEO’s use their time.

MHProNews took their information, and reformatted it as is shown below. This format allows it to more easily fit into this post, and would therefor be more easy to read.

 

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Notice how work-life balance comes into play for company CEOs?

Note too how many company leaders grapple with the challenges of career-related stress?

Then see how CEOs split their time between those:

  • inside their own organization – 70%,
  • their board – 5%, 
  • outside strategic partners – 16%, 
  • plus outside groups, media, government, and giving at 9% of their total time.

Not everyone is made for, nor desires, the role of CEO – Chief Executive Officer. A former team mate and still-in-touch colleague from Wisconsin – Jerry Clark – has said that sales people and CEOs are two essential roles for most companies. That’s an interesting manufactured housing industry perspective.

The video below begins with what looks like a commercial, but it’s actually an analogy, and a smooth one.  They use wisdom and humor to make some useful points in under 3 minutes. At approaching 490,000 views, and widely praised, you may find it helpful in considering the issue of work-life balance.

 

 

An interesting, and not unrelated look at the issue of balance between tech and the personal touch is found linked further below – by Tim Connor, CSP – under related reports. 

How you approach your work-life balance is clearly up to you. But as we approach the new year, this is a good time to ponder the topic.  That’s this morning’s look at “News Through the Lens of Manufactured Homes, and Factory Built Housing,” © whereWe Provide, You Decide.” © ##  (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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Lessons, Meaning of Pain = Opportunities for Growth, says Management Guru, Soft Sell Author

January 16th, 2018 Comments off

BusinessManLookingSmartPhoneDailyBusinessNewsPixabayManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNewsNo one likes pain: emotional, physical or spiritual,” said Tim Connor in a detailed statement to MHProNews. 

Pain always has a message for us,” he said. Connor has worked for decades in the manufactured, modular, log and other systems-built housing and other industries.  The guru has 80 books in areas such as avoiding “corporate disconnects,” navigating change management, sales coaching, inspirational, and more.

 

 

Each of us wants to sail through life from birth to death without ever having:

-been betrayed.

-been abandoned.

-been lied to.

-failed.

-been broke.

-had insurmountable problems.

-risked it all and lost.

-had health challenges.

-been disappointed.

-And this list goes on and on and on. . .

I for one know the value of pain.  I have had my share during my life.”

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Connor is the author of over 80 books, including an international best seller, “Soft Sell” That book has gone through numerous printings, and has been so popular, it was translated into several languages.  That led to Connor speaking and providing corporate services in 25 countries around the world.

Connor stresses that pain is always there to warn or teach.  It is also an opportunity, a call for growth.

He quotes his mentor, Eric Butterworth, “The greatest times of creativity in your life can come during periods of personal pain.  Use these times to release all that you are and all you can do.”

Here are a few of the benefits of pain that I have learned over the years.  See if you have learned any of these yet –

Pain:

 

  1. Introduces you to who you really are.
  2. Let’s you have a peek into the future.
  3. Releases great potential creativity.
  4. Begins the healing process.
  5. Is a signal that something needs to change.
  6. Helps you see that you have choices.
  7. Gives you the opportunity to grow or remain stuck.
  8. Is impersonal. It isn’t picking on any one group or individual.
  9. Develops in you the capacity to handle more pain in the future.
  10. Helps keep you focused in the present moment.”

 

Don’t ever deaden the pain you are feeling.  Get in touch with it.  Feel it. Understand it.  Learn from it.  Use it. And then move on through it. Then let it go,” Connor suggests.

His message came after the latest controversial report – pain – from within the manufactured housing industry.

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It can easily be seen as advice for those coping with the pains of denial, betrayal, or whatever the pain of the news may mean for those experiencing it.

 

Among the other range of responses and calls that came following yesterday’s report, linked above, was another one, given on the record, above.  ## (News, change management, analysis, commentary.)

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Zombie Nation – the Awakening – Experts, & State of Manufactured Housing Industry, Nov 2017

November 29th, 2017 Comments off

ZombieNationManufacturedHousingIndustryNov2017MHProNewsA call from an executive in a manufactured home producing state shared some of the challenges a HUD Code or modular manufacturer faces today.

The executive laid out the higher ratios of addicts applying for work, he told the Daily Business News.

It wasn’t just the opioids, the executive said, which are more prevalent in the news this past year.

It was also those plagued by alcoholism, or other forms of chemical addiction.

He also noted the problem of low skills that were often applying. But it was the chemically dependent addicts who were less reliable, and more likely to quit; often without notice, that the executive focused on.

In another state, a top sales manager called MHProNews to discuss his view of the state of the Manufactured Housing Industry in 2017.

It’s oversimplifying it, Tony,” the manager said, “but it’s largely true. We see two different types of people here at work, and also among our customer base. There are those who turn to alcohol or drugs as a coping mechanism, and there are those who turn to faith in God.

I’ve seen and worked with high functioning addicts,” the sales manager said. “But more commonly, it’s the believer who hangs in, overcomes the learning curves and obstacles, to become successful.”

Manufactured Housing Advocate Tye’s Take

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The Rev. Donald Tye Jr., manufactured housing industry advocate, factory-built home owner, professional and actively retired minister – left. At right, L. A. “Tony” Kovach, a still from a video interview including Tye, linked here.

The Reverend Donald Tye, Jr. told MHProNews about his experiences working with the addicted over the years.

Policies alone won’t do it, said Tye. “There has to be the realization that the appetite of the addict, the causes that drive the problem must be dealt with.

Educational deficiencies were another concern Tye addressed with the Daily Business News. It’s an issue raised by other industry professionals in private too, but isn’t discussed as much in public forums.

The polarization of the nation, and the lack of critical thinking are serious realities, Tye believes.

While a polarized public and voting blocks draw headlines routinely, the point made about fewer analytical thinkers, and fewer willing to listen to what another perspective may be are points Tye stressed.

 

 

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It will be recalled that after the Charlottesville tragedy, the retired Rev. Tye took an active, goal-and-solution oriented part in the effort linked below on MHLivingNews.

“Seek First” a Post-Charlottesville Message of Healing and Principles for America

Addiction, and The Zombie Nation, by the Numbers

The facts bear out the concerns reflected by those industry connected professionals.

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Citing their sources, Ashwood Recovery says that “According to reports, over 20 million people nationwide suffer from drug and alcohol abuse issues. Perhaps worse, the cost of treatment and incarceration run nearly $700 billion annually for taxpayers.”

While noting that the “The relationship between drugs and crime is complex,” some “80% of offenders abuse drugs or alcohol,” per the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD).”

Another Reflection of Education, Skills and the Zombie Nation

American Zombies can bleed cross all demographic groups.

But writing for the business journal Forbes, Caroline Beaton focused her gaze on the younger set, saying, “Millennial job seekers receive conflicting messages from employers and career advisors: on the one hand, we’re told robots will someday replace our technical skills, so why bother. On the other hand, we’re told hard skills are a hot commodity.”

Beaton gave examples. “Employers value technical skills, to be sure. But I asked more than 100 top HR managers, recruiters and CEOs which was more important for entry-level job seekers, and nearly all of them said soft skills.”

We look for candidates with a solid foundation of soft skills and trust so that the rest can be built upon it,” Emőke Starr, Head of HR at Prezi, said. Likewise, Wayfair’s Global Senior Director of Talent Management and Employee Development, Marcy Axelrad, said that Wayfair often doesn’t require entry-level candidates to “have the exact experience in the area for which she/he is interviewing,” per Beaton.

Traditional soft skills include leadership, communication and collaboration,” the Forbes writer stated.

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When some 6 million jobs are open in the U.S. and going unfilled, one has to ask, where are the disconnects?

155 million Americans regularly play video games. 42 percent of Americans play for at least three hours per week,” according to Polygon.

Social networking already accounts for 28 percent of all media time spent online,” per the Huffington Post, adding “20% of social networkers say they are “addicted” to their sites.”

According to a Nielsen report, United States adults are watching five hours and four minutes of television per day on average (35.5 h/week, slightly more than 77 days per year),” states Wikipedia.

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Zombies – Culture, Addiction and The Awakening?

Superficiality is the curse of the modern world.” said Matthew Kelly, a professional consultant known globally as a deeply spiritual businessman.

Too many tune out others too quickly, jumping to conclusions,” said industry consultant, service provider and the industry’s top publisher, L. A. “Tony” Kovach.  “When we quote perhaps the industry’s most known personality on the:

  • importance of learning from the lessons of history,
  • how the chains of habit can be hard to break,
  • the importance of long term plans, and
  • the value of reading, and critical thoughts,

those Warren Buffett sayings aren’t a cudgel. They ought to be pondered carefully, seen how they are applied, and those lessons should be taken seriously on their own merits,” said Kovach.

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He added, “then they should apply Marty Lavin’s and others that we’ve quoted insights. To use Rev. Tye’s view, are enough people thinking objectively, and analytically?  What are the gaps that lead people into some form of habit or addiction?”

Tim Connor in post-election commentary stressed that whatever a person’s politics, the election was a signal that the nation wanted change,” Kovach said. “People on the left and right alike are talking about the cultural divide, not just about America’s political and economics canyons.”

When was the last time your favorite network or news source took a look at the last 10, 20 or 50 years,” Kovach said, “and asked, where have we been? What caused us to get here?  Where are we going?  How have public policies worked out for Americans?”

We need to be the coffee bean in Damon West’s life story, he said, willing to step out and be the change of the hot water around us.

 

To circle back to a key point of the MH sales manager, he and others clearly took faith into their work. It was among the undercurrents in the comments of manufactured and modular home retailers, producers, community and other professionals that MHProNews has heard from, or interviewed,

These are just some of the concerns readers and those we are interviewing for MHProNews or MHLivingNews are voluntarily telling us about. Many believe that faith in action – taken into the world of work, politics, and the world – will alone solve problems.  But as one professional put it, “there’s been a drum beat for years that tells us to compartmentalize your faith from work.  There’s a kind of politically correct censorship of all but secular ideas.”

There are numerous business professionals MHProNews has interviewed whose quiet faith makes them who they are.  But some are afraid to show it publicly.

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Yes, some are laser focused on the bottom-line, and such issues are not mentioned.

But others who are profit-minded, are also socially, spiritually, and culturally minded too.

Without using the words, ‘zombie,’ or ‘awakening’ to the social realities they are describing, some are pointing to the practical consequences of decades of public policies, media, cultural, and social influences.  Some are very consciously pointing to the need for faith to return to main street.

For that builder, retailer, communities, or other service providers struggling to keep up with rising demand, the zombie nation’s impact on their workplace and professional lives are realities they are dealing with daily. “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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Association, Business, Professional Leaders Sound Off – MHVille, October 2017

October 6th, 2017 Comments off

ExtraExtraReadAllAboutItSocialNormsPGCC-eduDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsIn “Interview with the Commissioner,” Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma (MHAO) Executive Director Deanna Fields, shares her insights on engagement – past, present, and planned – with public officials, and how that benefits the industry.  Click here.

In “Healthy and Unhealthy Personal and Professional Promotion,” best-selling author and consultant Tim Connor, CSP, outlines where the lines are – what’s right and what’s wrong – with various types of promotional efforts. Click here.

Ross Kinzler has sounded off on Congressman Keith Ellison’s recent manufactured home community, and finance, related published commentary.  That article will be coming soon to the Daily Business News. A well-known community professional is joining that discussion.

In “Sustained Manufactured Home Production Growth in August 2017,” Mark Weiss, JD – President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) – provides a snapshot of the latest facts on shipments.  Click here. A recent Daily Business News analysis of that data is found at this link here.

Another respected association leader sounds off in, “Kudos from Tim Williams to MHProNews on 9th Anniversary Celebration,” to see Williams’ kind words of encouragement, click here.

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MHProNews has been goal and solution oriented from day one. Manufactured housing is the solution to the affordable housing crisis that is hiding in plain sight. Together with profesisonals who are passionate about advancing the industry,, MHProNews and our sister site – MHLivingNews.com are promoting the Manufactured Housing Revolution.

In Overlooked Lending Option, you’ll see a finance source that’s competitive and…overlooked. As past, present and future reports on MHProNews have demonstrated, there are plenty of manufactured home lending options that for various reasons are just not getting the attention they deserve, yet, the mainstream home buying public wants them.  To check that article out, click here.

The above are just some of the first wave of Featured Articles in – Volume 9, Issue 1 – now published and live on the home page of MHProNews, in the featured article module.  Or you can scan and access them all by clicking here.

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As thousands of daily, regular readers know, most of what you find here you’ll not find anywhere else in MHVille.

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News, September 10 to September 17, 2017

September 17th, 2017 Comments off
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Our new September issue is live. Our featured articles will be available on the MHProNews.com home page. Our September theme will be available mid-week this week.

 To see the line-up of over 2-dozen featured articles for this month, along with the headline commentary, please click the link above.

Manufactured, modular and prefabricated home professionals know that how a home got to its location should not define a person or their dwelling.

What the Daily Business News spotlights day-by-day are the tragedies, triumphs and struggles for acceptance of the obvious solution for millions for the growing affordable housing crisis in the U.S. and beyond.

When you read the lineup for the month found on the home page, you can reflect on another motto as you chart your own professional path ahead: “We Provide, You Decide.”  ©

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Manufactured Home Community Survives Hurricane Harvey, Damage Reports, and Relief Efforts

September 16th, 2017

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Best Selling Author, Speaker, Consultant Tim Connor on Power in the Wrong Hands

September 12th, 2017 Comments off
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Power in the hands of the wrong people over the years regardless of their wealth, race, gender or political leanings have always been and always will be dangerous,” said Tim Connor, CSP, factory built housing trainer, speaker, and bestselling author of over 80 books, including “Soft Sell – the New Art of Selling.”

Conner’s comments were exclusive to MHProNews on a recent article citing an apparent, but questioned, conflict between Warren Buffet, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, and Tim Williams, the CEO of 21st Mortgage and Finance, and the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) chairman.

As industry professionals and Daily Business News readers know, 21st Mortgage and Finance is one of three leading companies in the manufactured home (MH) industry, owned by Buffett’s conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway.

Berkshire Hathaway owns or has interests in other lending, suppliers and service providers that intersect with manufactured housing.

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The cited conflict is between the views of Williams and Buffett.

Buffett is an avid supporter of the progressive movement. He supported former-President Barack Obama, and backed Senator Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign.

If progressives think that their agendas are good for us all in the long run they are living in a bubble,” Connor said.

In a PowerPoint presentation Williams used provided for members at an MHI meeting, he pointed out that two of the two of the four top challenges to increasing MH sales are the “progressive ideology” and “CFPB Regulation and enforcement.”

Yet, President Barack Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton – both of whom Buffett actively supported – are in line with “progressive ideology,” and support the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Dodd-Frank.

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Many progressives and wealthy people feel that it is their right and privilege to direct the lives on us all whether politicians, business leaders or Hollywood idiots,” said Conner.

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The Daily Business News recently reported that big tech companies and the billionaire’s who run the companies could have far more influence – or means to influence – public opinion than many may realize.

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So it is with most billionaires. They could care less about regulations or deregulation! They buy influence on either side of the aisle. It’s just business.” manufactured housing advocate, Rev Donald Tye, Jr. said.

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Anecodtale evidence suggests that the wrong terminology impacts price. But it also impacts people’s emotions, see the poet who rejected the use of the t-word with regard to her home, by clicking the image above.

If every day common sense people let these folks take our freedoms away without a fight – well – we will deserve what we get,” Conner said. For his full commentary, click here. ## (News, Analysis.)

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4 and 0 – Special Elections and Manufactured Housing – Clayton, Connor, Hamilton

June 29th, 2017 Comments off

SpecialElectionGOPDemsSpecialElectionMHProNewsI don’t care whether you are a liberal, conservative, independent or something else – the bottom line with this year’s [2016 presidential] election was simply more of the same or something new, different or unique,” said Tim Connor, CSP.

Jim Clayton told MHProNews that “my thinking is increasingly optimistic and tends to align with those Republican leaders who are creatively saving-face while migrating back to the fold – and to PresidentDonald the Disruptor.”

But reading or watching much of the mainstream media makes it clear that many feel differently than Clayton’s founder or those who support the “Donald the Disruptor” agenda. #Resistance, insults to the president, his supporters and our industry from those like Keith Olbermann – reported here – have been headline news.

Georgia 6, MSM and MHVille

For several months, the mainstream media (MSM) covered the run-up to the Georgia 6th district special election.

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Republican Karen Handel won Georgia’s special election on Tuesday, June 20th.  That win kept in the GOP 4-0 vs. Democrats in the post-inauguration special elections.  The race pitted Handel – who emerged from a crowed Republican field – to defeat a young, appealing-to-many Democrat, Jon Ossoff.

While manufactured housing is far from a homogenous group politically, informal surveys have suggested that the professionals in the industry tend to favor President Donald J. Trump’s agenda.

A New York Times survey pre-election in 2016 indicated that most “mobile home” [sic] residents also tended to favor Trump.

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GMHA – the View of Handel-Ossoff from GA 6th

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Jay Hamilton, Executive Director, Georgia Manufactured Housing Association (GMHA).

The New York Times and the DNC [Democratic National Committee] decided to take this election and show Trump was such a poor President that even a Moderate Democrat could win in a typically Republican suburban district north of Atlanta. Trump only carried the 6th District by 2% because this district has been slowly shifting toward the Dems for the last few years,” said Jay Hamilton, Executive Director for the Georgia Manufactured Housing Association (GMHA), to MHProNews.

All the [pre-election] polls showed Ossoff winning by a few points,” said Hamiliton, “but as it [the race] tightened up, the polls never [properly] reflected the change.”

Hamilton pointed out that record sums were spent, most of it from out-of-state. He noted the appeal of Ossoff and that he had many of the qualities that might have won Democrat.  “They were millennial hunting,” he with Ossoff, he said, trying to get someone who sounded fiscally conservative but socially liberal.

The GMHA exec recalled that “Handel is a very vocal opponent to abortion due to her devout Christian faith,” adding – “she left as Vice President the Susan Koman Cancer Foundation in a stink because she was encouraging them to not fund Planned Parenthood…” Hamilton noted one of the key errors in the Democratic strategy.

The “DNC made a huge deal out of how important this election was to them. They should have kept that to themselves. [They] Kept bragging about Trump was going to hand this to them. This brought out all the Republican voters as well as the Dems who voted for Trump to vote against DNC.”

Hamilton detailed several tactical and strategic errors the Democrats made, including: “They ran a candidate who could not vote in his own district that he was running in. He lives two districts a way.  Bad, Bad, Bad move as [POTUS] Trump would say.”

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What this leaves the DNC with is an 0-4 record, in some cases after having spent huge sums of money in a local race.  Early estimates for this GA6 contest indicate it was the most money ever spent on a congressional race.  Hamilton tells MHProNews to expect to see more of Ossoff in the future, as this is the kind of candidate the DNC is looking to win with.

NBC News’ Chuck Todd has said that while the president doesn’t have a clear majority, he does have a clear polarity of voters, describing his followers a the biggest thing out there in politics today.

Michael Bloomberg – who has considered an independent run for the White House and leans left – has stated that at this point, President Trump is well on his way toward re-election in 2020.

But the current GOP in the House and Senate may – or may not – fare as well, unless they get some key legislative items like a publicly acceptable repeal and replace ObamaCare, and tax reform done.

Democrats are still trailing in fund-raising, so given a mixed mood about the Congress, a plurality for the president and the DNC in disarray, the next 18 months are up for grabs. ##

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First Quarter GDP Numbers Revised – The Verdict

May 30th, 2017 Comments off

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In another move from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the group has revised its estimate for the Q1 real gross domestic product (GDP).

According to HousingWire, the bureau revised its estimate higher, increasing it to an annual rate of 1.2 percent in the first quarter of 2017.

The original estimate from the BEA showed the GDP had increased 0.7 percent.

 

The BEA noted that while it revised its estimate, the general outlook for economic growth remained the same.

Increases in nonresidential fixed investment and in personal consumption expenditures were larger and the decrease in state and local government spending was smaller than previously estimated. These revisions were partly offset by a larger decrease in private inventory investment,” said the report.

The report also cited that U.S. economic growth slowed less sharply in the first quarter than initially thought, and that the weakness was likely an aberration amid a strong labor market that is near full employment.

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The sluggish first-quarter growth pace is, however, probably not a true reflection of the economy’s health,” said CNBC in commentary on the revision.

GDP for the first three months of the year tends to underperform because of difficulties with the calculation of data that the government has acknowledged and is working to resolve.”

 

The Trump Effect?

As the Daily Business News covered in a featured story recently, President Trump continues to make progress for American businesses and jobs, including the lowest unemployment rate in decades.

He enjoys the highest consumer, business confidence, and homebuilder confidence numbers in years.

Along with over $160 billion in ‘immediate’ federal and private business deals with Saudi Arabia, and some $300 billion more planned over the next decade, what ELS Chairman Sam Zell colorfully called a “cacophony” of Deep State resistance has moved into high gear. With a number of politicians, aided by a machine of media allies sets its sights on everything from dismantling his administration to outright calls for impeachment, President Trump continues to stand strong on his America First policies.

It’s SABOTAGE,” said President Trump in a White House press release to MHProNews.

The fake news media is working hand-in-hand with Washington’s corrupt bureaucracy to try to slow and block our America First Agenda.”

The special interests know they can only win when you, the American people, lose,” Trump continued. “But we’re fighting to break the special interest stranglehold around our country that has silenced our citizens, stripped our nation of its wealth, and bled America dry.”

 

The Manufactured Housing Industry Speaks

With President Trump’s election in November, many in the manufactured housing industry saw tremendous value in a pro business, pro growth administration stepping into place.

I don’t care whether you are a liberal, conservative, independent or something else – the bottom line with this year’s election was simply more of the same or something new, different or unique,” said Tim Connor, CSP.

With a personal background in business, rather than government, Mr. Trump – during the just-ended campaign – has been a consistent critic of innovation-stifling and job-killing overregulation and regulators who ignore or rationalize the far-reaching negative impacts of such regulations on the health of the economy, smaller businesses and consumers.” Said MHARR President & CEO Mark Weiss, JD.

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Buffett On President-Elect Donald Trump: “He Deserves Everybody’s Respect”

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Even though he supported Hillary Clinton in this years’ presidential election, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett says that the nation needs to unite.

I support any president of the United States. It’s very important that the American people coalesce behind the president,” Buffett told CNN’s Poppy Harlow in an interview on November 11th.

That doesn’t mean they can’t criticize him or they can’t disagree with what he’s doing maybe. But we need a country unified. He deserves everybody’s respect.

Buffett says that his choice to support Clinton was largely due to her temperament, and that he has not spoken with her since the election. He also shared that he understands that Americans upset about the lack of growth of the economy helped to get Trump elected.

Buffett also said that he would be willing to help the president-elect should he ask.

I would do that with any president. I’ve never called a president in my life. So I don’t initiate ‘em,” he said.

But if any president asks me for help in any way, I mean, that’s part of being a citizen.

Berkshire Hathaway stock has been on the rise since the election, with increase each day. For Buffett, he said that he was never concerned about stories predicting a stock market crash if Trump won, calling the fears “silly.”  For the most recent closing numbers, found on the Daily Business News’ manufactured housing industry connected stocks, please click here.

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Buffett said that he’s optimistic about the future of the U.S.

America is a fantastic county.

The Manufactured Housing Industry Speaks

MHProNews and MHLivingNews publisher L.A. “Tony” Kovach provided post-election commentary and collected feedback from MH industry pros.

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I don’t care whether you are a liberal, conservative, independent or something else – the bottom line with this year’s election was simply more of the same or something new, different or unique,” said Tim Connor, CSP.

Eddie Hicks, a long time MH industry veteran and consultant shared his take.

M/H owners are certainly one of the ‘hidden majority’ who may have felt somewhat disenfranchised in recent years,” said Hicks.

It’s the dawning of a new day. After the shock and elation or disappointment wash over us, and we all have taken a collective deep breath, we can begin looking to the future. And in that future I think it is safe to say that changes, well, they are a come’in,” said Texas Manufactured Housing Association executive director DJ Pendleton.

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For any who might not yet be aware, in addition to President-Elect Trump heading to the White House, both the House and Senate will now be controlled by a Republican majority. All three branches of government are in Republican control. What will this mean? It simply means that there is little in the way of the Republican policy agenda.

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Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News July 3-July 10, 2016

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Double-Digit Manufactured Home Sales Growth, MHARR July 7 Report

What’s New in Manufactured Housing Industry Professional News

House defeats two amendments that would cripple proposed MH financing. Ohio county pursuing delinquent MH taxpayers. National standards institute approves fenestration program. Foremost Modular Homes ownership disputed. Nonprofits urged to buy MHCs to preserve affordable housing. FEMA may bring in modulars to W. VA. Patrick acquires plastics firm. MH owners eligible for rehab assistance in Oregon. MHProNews contributor Tim Connor undergoes heart procedure. MH production continues climbing in May. MHC residents try to block sale of community. Modulars for seniors due by end of the year. And much, much more in news and views for you to peruse.

Saturday, July 9

Arkansas City to Ponder Factory-built Home Ordinance

Friday, July 8

Lawrence County Targets Delinquent Manufactured Home Taxes

American National Standards Institute Approves MH Fenestration Program

NorthStar Realty Finance Tops Leaders, Advancing +4.84%; Dow Gains 250 Points

Labor Dept: 287,000 Jobs Added in June

House Reaffirms Support for MH by Defeating two Potentially Crippling Amendments

Ownership of PA’s Modular Builder Foremost Homes in Court

Thursday, July 7

Builder Confidence for Single-family Homes May be Stretched

Opinion: Non-profits to Buy Vulnerable MH Communities to Preserve Affordable Housing

Nobility Homes gains +2.63 Percent, MHCV Moves Up +1.02 Percent

FEMA Moving Quickly to Assist W VA Flood Survivors

Home Prices Gain Nearly Ten Percent

Wednesday, July 6

Patrick Completes Acquisition of Plastics Firm LS Mfg.

Deer Valley Plummets -27.14%; Patrick Advances +3.04%

Manufactured Home Repair Program to Assist Low Income Residents

Tim Connor’s heart procedure looms, prayers requested

Manufactured Home Production Continues Double-digit Growth

Scott Parkhurst Re-joins Skyline Corp. as National Sales Mgr.

Tuesday, July 5

Turnkey Tiny Home ready for Occupancy

Modular Homes may House W VA Flood Survivors

Nobility Homes Gains+3.79%, NorthStar Realty Drops -5.24%

Lawsuit Attempts to Block Sale of Manufactured Home Community

MHC Reality Show Prompts MHC Souvenir Shop

Insiders Making News at Patrick Ind. and Sun Communities

Mon. July 4

Modular Apartments for Seniors to be Occupied by Year’s End

Happy 240th Birthday America – Markets Closed for 4th of July holiday

Manufactured Home Growth Still Alive in West Texas

UMH Properties Announces Quarterly Stock Dividends

Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News June 26-July 3, 2016 ##

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