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Passages – Stanley H. Jackson, Veteran, Patriot Homes Manufactured and Modular Housing Professional, Dies

August 30th, 2018 Comments off


Stanley H..Jackson was born on January 26, 1934 and passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018, says Tributes. “Stanley was a resident of Quarryville, Pennsylvania at the time of passing.”


Born in Glyndon, Maryland, Stanley was the son of the late Benjamin H., and Frances W. (Gill) Jackson. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Rhoda (Feight) Jackson,” said LancasterOnline, which included the following. 

Stan was an entrepreneur at heart, having started many businesses throughout his life. He had also been in manufactured home sales for many years, most recently working for Patriot Homes.” 

Stan attended Colerain Baptist Church and also St. Paul’s Church in Quarryville. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. Stan was a member of the Quarryville Rotary and was active in local fast-pitch softball leagues.

In addition to his wife, Stanley is survived by 2 children: Tim, husband of Kathy Jackson of Quarryville; and Penny Jackson of Belcamp, MD; 6 grandchildren: Lucas, Wyatt, Caleb, Connor, Jordan, and Ryan; 3 brothers: Larry Jackson, Jerry Jackson, and Mark Jackson and 3 sisters: Berdell Ayres, Janice Gittere, and Beverly Vaeth,” said LancasterOnline.


A celebration of Stanley H. Jackson‘s life will take place at St. Paul’s Church, 1 W. 4th St., Quarryville, PA on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. The family will greet friends and guests at the church from 10-11 a.m. The interment will be private.

The team at MHProNews hereby express our deepest condolences to the family and all those who knew Stanley. May he Rest In Peace. ## (Obituary, passages, business news.)  (Third party images and content are provided under fair use guidelines.)

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Veteran Gets Assist from Manufactured Home Community Residents

May 26th, 2017 Comments off

Auer’s home in the Lakeview Community. Credit: FOX 11.

As we head into a holiday where we honor those who’ve made sacrifices, the spirit is alive and well in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

According to FOX 11, Martin Auer, who is an Army and Marine Corps reserve veteran, and also a 30-year resident at the Lakeview Mobile Home community, needed some help.

His home was in need of some TLC. I needed a new shed, plus I needed new skirting,” said Auer.

The company that owns the Lakeview Community, RV Horizons, selected Auer to receive a renovation, and community residents got together to volunteer their time and deliver on that promise.

It’s back-breaking, but it’s worth it,” said resident and volunteer Edith Simpson.

It’s going to be really nice, and when we get it done, it should look like a really nice place,” said community manager Donna Hodges.


Volunteers work on the home. Credit: FOX 11.


Credit: FOX 11.

As the renovations got under way, Auer, in true military fashion, was grateful.

I’m very appreciative, and relieved. I didn’t have to try to get it done myself,” said Auer. “There’s a lot of good people out there.”

The feeling from the volunteers is reciprocal.

Freedom is not free, and it takes a lot of sacrifice from people like Mr. Auer,” said Hodges.


Credit: FOX 11.

I know what it’s like to struggle. It’s nice to be able to help somebody in the community that really needs the help,” Simpson added.

As the house skirting, hammering and building took place, Simpson and Auer reflected on the deeper meaning of taking action for good.

This is good, people’s attitudes have really changed about the military,” said Auer, while discussing that the treatment of veterans has not always been as good as it is now.

We’re all together, chipping in and helping, and doing what we can,” said Simpson.


Credit: FOX 11.

Our vets deserve to be helped out with every little thing that they need, and this is a big thing, more people should get out there to help our vets.”

RV Horizons says it would like to continue doing projects like this for residents in need in the future.

For more on manufactured housing doing well by doing good, including assisting victims of Superstorm Sandy, click here. ##


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Veterans Administration Offers Manufactured Home Loans

June 23rd, 2013 Comments off

The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan allows qualified veterans the opportunity to purchase a home, including a manufactured home, with or without a site, or to buy and improve a site, with no down payment. Although the veteran is required to live in the house, the borrower’s spouse also satisfies the occupancy requirement. The VA will protect a private lender of a manufactured home loan up to 40 percent of the amount (no more than $20,000) if the veteran or a later owner of the home fails to make good on the loan. As tells MHProNews, a veteran may also buy income property, up to four units, providing the borrower occupies one of the units.

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Lippert has new Boss of Windows

March 27th, 2013 Comments off

InsideIndianaBusiness informs MHProNews that Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI) of Goshen, IN has hired Frank Perna as vice president of operations for manufactured housing windows. A 25-year veteran of the vinyl and aluminum window industry, Perna has been with Silver Line Building Products LLC, a division of Andersen Windows. He will replace Jim Chamberlain of Kinro, Inc., LCI’s sister company, a veteran of 17 years with the company, who will stay on in an advisory role for a year until his retirement. Lippert and Kinro are subsidiaries of Drew Industries, Inc. (NYSE:DW), providing a variety of components for the manufactured and modular housing, and RV industries.

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Cuts could Cut those Wounded even More

March 4th, 2013 Comments off

HousingWire tells MHProNews the $85 billion sequestration cuts may affect several housing initiatives, including ones aimed at low-income households and individuals. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) says the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) admitted the time frames for FHA loans may be impacted; furloughs at the Dept. of Agriculture may delay rural housing service loans. In addition, the cuts may result in 75,000 fewer households receiving foreclosure counseling. Another 125,000 may lose Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) assistance which pays for their apartment, potentially making them homeless. Further, 100,000 others residing in emergency housing programs, formerly homeless people, including veterans, could be returned to the street. The Veteran’s Administration (VA) will not be affected.

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And Now for Something Different…

February 20th, 2013 Comments off

MSN Real Estate is running a video of the late veteran newscaster Walter Cronkite doing his regular half hour news show in 1967, predicting the rise of home offices in the 21st century. Although several of his devices are larger than what we actually use today, he accurately predicted video conferencing, online news and weather delivery, stock market reports and closed circuit audio/video of the house. Noting that work will come to the house, he said no home will be without “computerized communications console,” but he did not see that the occupant of the home office might just as well be a woman. He did nail the big screen TV in the living room for sports and movies with surround sound, but the disposable dishes you create before the meal and then melt afterward have yet to hit store shelves.

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Passages—Rick Wilson

January 7th, 2013 Comments off

Rick L. Wilson, forty-year veteran of the manufactured housing industry, passed away Friday, January 4, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. A production manager with Fleming Homes in Fleminsburg, Kent., the last several years he was a manufactured home retailer, according to maysvilleonline.  A kentucky Colonel, Wilson, 62, also served as president of the Fleming County Kiwanis Club and was a director of the Fleming County Chamber of Commerce. MHProNews extends its deepest sympathies to the Wilson family on his passing.

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Icon Delivers Modular Classrooms

July 18th, 2012 Comments off

From its manufacturing plant in Durant, Oklahoma, Icon Construction has completed the delivery of five modular classroom buildings and the relocation of five previously sited modular classrooms in Anadarko, OK at Riverside Indian School southwest of Oklahoma City. From timesunion, MHProNews has learned Riverside is the nation’s oldest federally operated Native American boarding school, having begun in 1871 now serving students from dozens of Indian nations grades 4-12. Icon has provided modular buildings for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in New Mexico, Arizona, the Dakotas, and Oklahoma, and is the only SBA 8(a), HUBZone, Veteran and Native American owned manufacturer of modular buildings in the U.S. The project included site preparation, utilities, a parking lot, and a playground.

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Modular Trade Association Honors Hall of Fame Inductee

April 9th, 2012 Comments off

At the Modular Building Institute’s (MBI) annual conference in Orlando, Florida last week, the president of Whitley Manufacturing, Simon Dragan, was inducted into the association’s Hall of Fame as part of its World of Modular event. A veteran of the modular industry for over 30 years, Dragan came to the U.S. as a refugee from Romania with $10.00 in his pocket and began his career as a draftsman in 1972. MarketWatch tells He later joined what became Williams Scotsman, and then purchased their flagship factory in South Whitley, Indiana, in the northeastern part of the state. With plants in Marysville, Washington and Rochester, Indiana as well as South Whitley, the company has constructed diverse commercial modular buildings nationwide and overseas, winning over 50 “Awards of Distinction” from the MBI. Says Dragan: “I have succeeded because of my employees, many who have been with me for over 20 years. I thank them for their hard work and dedication to our industry.”

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Kevin Flaherty of Champion Homes Picked for Trustee Position

March 20th, 2012 1 comment

The National Association of Home Builders tells the Board of Trustees for its Building Systems Councils (BSC) has chosen Kevin Flaherty as its vice chairman. A 28-year veteran of the building systems industry, Flaherty is vice president of marketing for Genesis Homes and Champion Home Builders in Troy, Michigan. He led Champion’s entry into the modular sector in 2002, and now is responsible for national marketing initiatives and support services for 21 Champion manufacturing plants. The BSC represents the concrete, log, modular and panelized building system industries. “There are plenty of misconceptions in the public about the building systems industry, and the BSC council members and Board of Trustees will continue to address those misconceptions and promote the industry,” said Flaherty. Dwight Hikel, president and CEO of Shelter Systems Limited in Westminster, MD, was chosen as BSC chairman. Jason Blenker of Blenker Building Systems in Amherst, WI will serve as second vice chairman.

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