Posts Tagged ‘Tulsa OK’

Congressman Barr Defends Manufactured Housing, While Controversies Brew

March 11th, 2017 Comments off

Official photo, Congressman Barr and Capitol Building photo, credit Barr website. Text graphic by MHLivingNews, Images by third parties are provided under fair use guidelines.

In a new video-laced report, Congressman Andy Barr has taken a strong stand in the House of Representatives in favor of reforming Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulations that he says are harming would be manufactured home buyers.

The report provides a video of his congressional testimony, along with other information on pending issues that face the manufactured housing industry in a changing climate in Washington, D.C.

Cited in the report are Doug Gorman, an award winning MHI retailer, Betty Whittaker, Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI), and several other industry voices.

To see the full video-laced report, click the link here. ##

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Major MH Event draws praise and launches new Video

November 1st, 2011 Comments off

MHProNews has learned that praise for the new early March show date and support for the Great Southwest Home show continues to grow.  “The Great Southwest Home Show is one of the best investments we make each year. We have fun while we work.” said Mike Harrison, President of QuikBrick. Triad Financial Service Regional Manager, Julie Dwyer, said Time and time again, the Great Southwest Home Show has proven to be a strong supporter for the manufactured housing industry. “ Dwyer added, “Growth and prosperity in this industry will continue with the dedication and commitment from industry manufacturers and exhibitors that showcase their products and services  to businesses across the region.” Retailer Bo Radley, President of Aspen Homes stated that “Attending the Great Southwest Home Show does help me keep in contact with key people in the industry and meet new contacts that I otherwise wouldn’t have met.  Most of the people I do business with today are people I met at trade shows. The Tulsa show features trade days March 1st and 2nd, followed by public days March 3d and 4th, where homes are sold direct to the public and hundreds of leads are created for exhibitors. Last year’s attendance was up over the previous year, and over 2000 attended public days. The video shown was just released, and more information on the show can be found at this link. Tulsa’s annual show has become one of the top 4 major Industry events for the year, an ongoing achievement by all those involved.

(Video credit: Great Southwest Home Show and MHAO)


2012 Great Southwest Home Show Deal Approaching?

August 1st, 2011 Comments off

Great_Southwest_Home_Show_QuikTrip_Center_photo_by_Tony_Kovach_posted_MHMSM.com_MHProNewsInformed sources tell that organizers for the Great Southwest Home Show (GSWHS) are close to making a new deal for a 2012 event.  “We are now reviewing a contract at the Expo for March 1-2 for Trade and 3-4 for public days.” one source stated.  “March 1 & 2 (are) the new dates… Expo Square!”  Yet another source told us that discussions with various manufacturers and with Expo Square, where the QuikTrip Center is located, led to what looks like a creative soluton that is nearly a ‘done deal.’  The essence of the plan was to move the show between the dates of the Louisville and Tunica shows, early enough in the season to capture spring sales.  With an early March show date and an all indoor facility, the threat of winter weather would be minimized. “The QuikTrip Center allows us to expand the show over time, we can have a hundred homes there if we wanted to do so.  The Tulsa Convention Center would have limited us to no more than 24 homes.  We believe the new date at the QuikTrip and an easy Tulsa travel destination can lead to a show that will grow over time into a great Industry event.”

(photo credit: Tony Kovach)

Pre-opening Glimpse of the 2011 Great Southwest Home Show in Tulsa OK

April 28th, 2011 Comments off

TULSA, OK – April 27, 2011.  Jeff Templeton and other members of our team are at the QuikTrip Center in Tulsa OK before the Great Southwest Home Show opens on April 28.  A record crowd is expected Thursday and Friday for the World’s Largest Indoor Home Show.  Sponsored by the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma, the show features dozens of hot new model homes, regional and national vendors, suppliers – plus lenders with exiting new finance programs, seminars to help you protect and promote your business and more!  Enjoy a look around the QuikTrip Center before the show begins!