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Jim Clayton to Deliver Keynote Address

MHI is pleased to announce that Jim Clayton will provide the Keynote address for the 2010 National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing. What better way to celebrate our 20th Anniversary! Jim Clayton is an industry legend who formed today's largest producer and seller of manufactured homes, Clayton Homes. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from one of the most keen business minds of today who made his own American Dream come true.

ULI and NCC to Co-Host 2010 Forum to be Held During the 2010 National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing!

The 2010 National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing is scheduled for April 13-15, 2010 in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace and promises to provide the best in programming and networking opportunities for the largest yearly gathering of hundreds of industry leaders. Visit www.congressandexpo.com for more information. Information on speakers and educational sessions will be forthcoming.

The MHI National Communities Council (NCC) is pleased to announce that the Urban Land Institute's Manufactured Housing Communities Council (MHCC) will co-host the 2010 National Communities Forum in Las Vegas on April 13th. This will be the premiere land-lease community event of the year with unprecedented networking opportunities. This is one event you won't want to miss!

The MHI-NCC is the national association to provide owners and managers of manufactured home communities a forum for establishing policies and lobbying on legislative and regulatory issues to protect and enhance manufactured home communities nationwide. The ULI-MHCC is specifically designed to provide a forum for education, networking, and sharing best practices among its members. By combining the MHI-NCC, the industry's Washington, DC advocate and trade group, and the ULI-MHCC, the industry "think-tank," this is sure to be an outstanding, one of a kind forum.

Visit www.congressandexpo.com for information on exhibiting opportunities and click on "For Exhibitors." Exhibitors receive two complimentary registrations valued up to $1000 for each booth reserved, providing full access to all events and sessions. The 2010 Congress and Expo will feature exhibits from leading product and service providers in the industry providing the opportunity for attendees to see the latest innovations and technologies available to help them work and serve their customers more effectively. For any questions on exhibiting, please contact Greg Rinck at (703) 558-0646 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For information on sponsorship opportunities visit www.congressandexpo.com and click on "For Sponsors." This is the premiere opportunity to network with hundreds of housing professionals and top decision makers and increase your company's visibility. Sponsors can take advantage of a wide array of benefits including free registrations, registration list for marketing, free exhibit booth space and much more. For any questions on sponsorships, please contact Cheryl Hardee at (703) 558-0668 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

MHI thanks the following sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor
Triad Financial Services

Gold Sponsors
Follett Investment Properties
Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage

Silver Sponsors
Newport Pacific
Okaply

Bronze Sponsors
CU Factory Built Lending
Green Courte Partners
RHP Properties
U.S. Bank

Source: MHI Newswire

Daily Business News Briefs

Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News April 24-May 1, 201…

What’s New in public focused Manufactured HomeLivingNews.com Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Conventional Housing and Manufactured Homes Video Report What’s New in Manufactured Housing Industry Professional News MHC closing in Minneapolis. CFPB constitutionality challenged. MHARR, MHI spar over DTS and chattel lending. Clayton acquires another s...

01 May 2016

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Champion Homes Expanding Operations in Kentucky

Champion Homes Expanding Operations in Kentucky

Champion Home Builders will invest $6.3 million in a manufacturing plant in Benton, Kentucky, leasing a 100,000 square foot facility and create up to 150 jobs for production of manufactured homes, according to kyforward. As encouragement to the investment in the community, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has initially approved...

30 Apr 2016

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Manufactured Home Community Closing in Minneapolis

Manufactured Home Community Closing in Minneapolis

The Lowry Grove manufactured home community (MHC) in St. Anthony, Minnesota, will be closing in a year for redeveloping, as startribune informs MHProNews. The 15 acre community with 97 factory-built homes, some pre HUD Code, follows a string of MHC closings in the northern Minneapolis metropolitan area. According to Metropolitan Council data, the...

30 Apr 2016

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Clayton Acquires another Site-built Home Builder

Clayton Acquires another Site-built Home Builder

MHProNews has learned from builderonline that manufactured housing giant Clayton Homes has acquired Goodall Homes of Gallatin, Tenn. as it increases its mark on the site-built home industry, having purchased site home builder Chafin Communities of Georgia last fall. Goodall has been building single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums since...

29 Apr 2016

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Louisiana Pacific Gains more than other Stocks, +2.47%; UFPI ends the week …

Louisiana Pacific Gains more than other Stocks, +2.47%; UFPI ends the week Down -5.94%

In the news from CNNMoney: NASDAQ ends week with 2.7 percent loss. $458 billion in taxes go unpaid every year. Atlantic City about to slip into default. At 2,608 days, the market upswing is second longest bull market in U. S. history. Australia intends to block purchase of huge ranch by Chinese firm. Exxon/Mobil profits […]...

29 Apr 2016

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MHARR, MHI Spar over FHFA Duty To Serve Manufactured Housing via GSE Chatte…

MHARR, MHI Spar over FHFA Duty To Serve Manufactured Housing via GSE Chattel Lending

On April 26, 2016 the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) held a roundtable discussion with manufactured housing industry leaders, inviting those who commented on the proposal, to get their input on the FHFA’s proposed “Duty to Serve” rule, according to the Manufactured Housing Institute‘s (MHI) Housing Alert to MHProNews. Lesli Goo...

29 Apr 2016

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Murdoch’s Barron’s Reports Incorrect Info about Manufactured Home Industry

Murdoch’s Barron’s Reports Incorrect Info about Manufactured Home Industry

Writing in barrons, Teresa Rivas says shares of manufactured and modular home builder Skyline Corp. have risen because of a case of mistaken identity: Sky TV is billionaire publisher Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment company, which announced in early March it was launching a new TV channel in the British Isles. Skyline the home builder is...

29 Apr 2016

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Drew Drawing a Bead on Overseas Markets?

Drew Drawing a Bead on Overseas Markets?

MHProNews has learned that Elkhart, IN-based Drew Industries, Inc. announces the refinancing of its revolving credit facility from its current $100 million that will expire in Jan. 2019, to $200 million, led by JPMorgan and Wells Fargo. The company had nothing outstanding against the $100 million at the close of the refi. Drew intends to […]...

29 Apr 2016

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Stop-work Order Leads to Uncertain Future of Factory-built Home

Stop-work Order Leads to Uncertain Future of Factory-built Home

Eight months after issuing a stop-work order on what was said to be a modular home due to an ordinance violation in the Ward Ridge area of Port St. Joe, Fla., the order remains in effect and the home sits unoccupied, on wheels, and falling over. Owned by Robert Mike, the home was approved by […]...

29 Apr 2016

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Patrick Ind. Reports Revenue Increase of 25 percent for Q1

Patrick Ind. Reports Revenue Increase of 25 percent for Q1

For the first quarter of 2016, manufactured home (MH) and recreational vehicle (RV) component supplier Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:PATK) reports sales increased $55.2 million, 25 percent, from $223.4 million to $278.6 million, largely attributable to a 25 percent increase in revenue from the RV industry. Revenue from the MH industry rose 23...

28 Apr 2016

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All Tracked, MH-related Stocks Drop, or remain even, with Patrick leading t…

All Tracked, MH-related Stocks Drop, or remain even, with Patrick leading the Downward Charge

In the news from CNNMoney: Amazon stock soars as earnings beat forecasts. Confidence in U. S. economy plunges. Delta buys 75 new Bombardier jets. Facebook will someday be worth $1 trillion. The CEO of Priceline is out following affair with employee. Billionaire Apple investor Carl Icahn dumped his Apple stock, citing competition from China,...

28 Apr 2016

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Featured Articles and Reports - May 2016 Vol. 7 No. 8

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Warmly Welcoming Martha Stewart

Warmly Welcoming Martha Stewart

by Nadeen Green, JD Well, my previous post from a view weeks ago was somewhat prescient as later that day Mr. Castro went public with HUD’s position on criminal background checks... NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Manufactured Home Lending, Regulations, Rentals and MH Communities – Don Gl…

Manufactured Home Lending, Regulations, Rentals and MH Communities – Don Glisson, Jr. - Video

by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach As an interview in this same issue with manufactured home community owner/operator Ed Zeman underscores, the MH Industry has undergone significant changes; often sparked by regulations... NSP_READMORE

FINANCING

Learn how to drive change in your organization and the industry at MHI Cong…

Learn how to drive change in your organization and the industry at MHI Congress & Expo

by Rachel Young Have you ever tried to make a change in your organization, with family or yourself, only to find things quickly reverting to the way it’s always been done? NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

A Cup of Coffee with...Ed Zeman, Zeman Homes

A Cup of Coffee with...Ed Zeman, Zeman Homes

Who, What and Where: (Your name and your formal title at Zeman Homes and where your company is based). Edward Zeman, Chairman, Zeman Homes, Chicago, IL. NSP_READMORE

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Designs, Décor and Manufactured Housing Advancement

Designs, Décor and Manufactured Housing Advancement

by Katy Weldon Exciting things are happening in manufactured housing.  Everywhere there seems to be enthusiastic energy and the upbeat momentum that comes with positive change. NSP_READMORE

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We All Need Deadlines plus the Will to March On

We All Need Deadlines plus the Will to March On

by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach Regular readers of my Masthead Blog, featured articles or other posts by moi know you'll often find a good, inspirational or historic quote being applied to... NSP_READMORE

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What do you call it?

What do you call it?

by Tifanee McCall I recently returned from exhibiting at the Tunica Show where I had the opportunity to meet and talk with many of my fellow industry members. NSP_READMORE

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Blowing Away the Outdated Myths for Fun and Profit

Blowing Away the Outdated Myths for Fun and Profit

by L. A. “Tony” Kovach Manufactured housing has powerful truths on its side, but decades of outdated information, biased, slanted (or worse) kinds of media coverage have harmed us. NSP_READMORE

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Challenges to CFPB Constitutionality could Create Financial Havoc?

Challenges to CFPB Constitutionality could Create Financial Havoc?

by Matthew Silver Writing in National Mortgage News, Craig Nazzaro says there are two significant court cases now challenging the authority and structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), both of... NSP_READMORE

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Champion Homes Expanding Operations in Kentucky

Champion Homes Expanding Operations in Kentucky

by Matthew Silver Champion Home Builders will invest $6.3 million in a manufacturing plant in Benton, Kentucky, leasing a 100,000 square foot facility and create up to 150 jobs for production... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Clayton Acquires another Site-built Home Builder

Clayton Acquires another Site-built Home Builder

by Matthew Silver MHProNews has learned from builderonline that manufactured housing giant Clayton Homes has acquired Goodall Homes of Gallatin, Tenn. as it increases its mark on the site-built home industry, having purchased site home... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

MHARR, MHI Spar over FHFA & Duty To Serve Manufactured Housing via GSE Chat…

MHARR, MHI Spar over FHFA & Duty To Serve Manufactured Housing via GSE Chattel Lending

by Matthew Silver On April 26, 2016 the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) held a roundtable discussion with manufactured housing industry leaders, inviting those who commented on the proposal, to get... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Would you buy from you?

Would you buy from you?

by Wayne Coakley Do you have a plan to inspire your staff, sales team, and management to give first class service to your customers? NSP_READMORE

MANAGEMENT

ZigOn Good Guys & Girls

ZigOn Good Guys & Girls

by Zig Ziglar Joe Craven had an idea to start a pottery manufacturing business. He built an advanced kiln but could not make it work. NSP_READMORE

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

Are you stuck on your own pedestal?

Are you stuck on your own pedestal?

by Tim Connor, CSP We all have a certain degree of "self-adornment" but the real question is - is our self-made pedestal beyond - humility, wisdom, compassion and the ability to... NSP_READMORE

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

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Come “Make a Deal” with CU Factory Built…

Come “Make a Deal” with CU Factory Built Lending and Mountainside Financial at MHI National Congress & Expo

Open your doors of opportunity May 3 to 5 at the annual MHI Congress & Expo by playing Let’s Make a Deal with CU Factory Built Lending and Mountainside Financial. Visit MSF at booth 407 and CUFBL at booth 506 for your opportunity. Whether you’re a retailer, community owner or investor, our innovative programs are designed to meet the needs of your customers. As your credit union partner for manufactured home lending, we are committed to the sustainability of the manufactured housing industry, and the best interest of our members. We value stewardship of our members’ funds, therefore, we are dedicated to ethical lending practices. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas. If you have any questions before then, please visit us online at www.cufbl.com andwww.mountainsidefinancial.com. ###

the MHMSM Team 27 Apr 2016 Corporate Press Releases

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MHWC Will Attend the National Congress &…

MHWC Will Attend the National Congress & Expo, May 3-5, 2016

MHWC, the national leader in new home manufactured warranties, will be exhibiting at the 2016 National Congress & Expo to provide information on the benefits of its many warranty programs to builder/dealers and manufacturers. The Expo will be held on May 3-5, 2016 at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. The National Congress & Expo is an excellent venue for attendees to obtain the knowledge and resources necessary to excel in today’s housing marketplace. Attendees will be able to choose from top quality educational programs and special events; network with the most successful professionals in the industry including manufacturers, community owners/managers, suppliers, financial service providers, insurers, retailers and more. Tifanee McCall, National Account Manager for MHWC, will be in attendance to answer questions and provide information on any of the numerous new home warranties and risk management services provided...

the MHMSM Team 01 Apr 2016 Corporate Press Releases

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Inventory Insurance for Floor Plan and R…

Inventory Insurance for Floor Plan and Retail Dealers

Triad Financial Services has been providing financing services to the Manufactured Housing Industry for over 55 years.  Triad is one of the leading lenders of retail finance in the industry.  In recent years, Triad has filled a void in the industry by providing Floorplan Financing for certain manufacturers and retailers alike. As part of Triad’s Floorplan Financing Program, Triad offers an Inventory Insurance Program. The Inventory Insurance Program is for both Triad Financed inventory and Non-Triad Financed Inventory.  The program offers exceptional coverage at very competitive rates.  Some of the program highlights include: Program rate for ALL states is $ .49 (per $1000 value of inventory) ALL perils including Flood & Wind (available in ALL areas) Includes a $100,000 Transit Limit No monthly reporting on Triad Financed Inventory Full replacement cost coverage on new inventory Premium will be...

the MHMSM Team 20 Mar 2016 Corporate Press Releases

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Closed! South Haven MHP - South Haven, M…

Closed! South Haven MHP - South Haven, Michigan

Property Overview South Haven contains 53 sites, which was built in the 1959 expanded in 1961, on 3.9+/- acres with a density of 13.59 units per acre. The community is serviced by municipal water and sewer, which is not sub-metered and is included in the resident’s rent. The streets are constructed of asphalt are in “average” overall condition. Sites in the community average approximately 65x40 and can accommodate both single and double wide homes, with overhead utilities, and off street parking for 1-2 cars.

the MHMSM Team 20 Mar 2016 Corporate Press Releases

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Michigan Manufactured Home Community Ren…

Michigan Manufactured Home Community Rent and Occupancy Continues Growth Trend According to Datacomp 16-Year Market Summary Report

Grand Rapids, Michigan – Datacomp, publisher of JLT Market Reports and the nation’s #1 provider of market data for the manufactured housing industry, today announced a 16-year summary of its manufactured home community rent and occupancy reports for major markets in Michigan. Recognized as the industry standard for manufactured housing market data for over 20 years, JLT Market Reports provide detailed research and information on communities located in 87 markets throughout the United States, including the latest rent trends and statistics, marketing programs and a variety of other useful management insights. The most recent JLT Market Reports for manufactured home communities in Michigan were released in February 2016 and include 363 communities encompassing 113,777 homesites. This summary report is based on rent and occupancy trends from February 2016 to February 2015. Findings and...

the MHMSM Team 20 Mar 2016 Corporate Press Releases

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Clayton Home Building Group Announces Pa…

Clayton Home Building Group Announces Partnership with Electrolux

National homebuilder and top appliance brand team up to offer more choices to customers MARYVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Clayton home building group today announced it has joined with AB Electrolux to provide all of its homes with the option of being furnished with products made by this leading appliance manufacturer. AB Electrolux produces a wide array of refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, washing machines and other home and kitchen appliances under its Electrolux™, AEG™ and Frigidaire™ brands. In 2016, anyone purchasing a Clayton home will be able to choose these high-quality, brand-name appliances as options for their new home. "Electrolux is one of the biggest names in home appliances, and we're excited to be partnering with them," Clayton CEO Kevin Clayton said. "The Electrolux family of brands produces some of the most cutting-edge and highest-quality...

the MHMSM Team 08 Mar 2016 Corporate Press Releases

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