2020 Tunica Manufactured Home Show Cancelled, Manufactured Housing Institute Event Apprise, plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

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That said, tonight’s featured focus is on updates from the South Central Manufactured Housing Institute (SMCHI), the parent organization for the Tunica Manufactured Home Show. There is also an update obtained from the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) that is distinctive from SCMHI’s, the two will be compared and contrasted below, along with some insights from the so-called Oracle of Omaha himself. 

As Star Trek fans might muse about the contrast between SCMHI and MHI through the lens of the sci-fi series’ classic logical Vulcan character Mr. Spock, Fascinating.”

The worst day for stocks was followed by the best day for stocks. Ponder that on the day when the markets rebounded sharply from their recent plunge, those headline items will be our featured focus. 


Every evening our headlines that follow provide snapshots from two major media outlets on each side of the left-right news spectrum that reflect topics that influence or move investor sentiment. In moments on this business evening report, you can get ‘insights-at-a-glance.’

This report also sets the broader context for manufactured housing markets, in keeping with our mantra, “News through the lens of manufactured homes and factory-built housing” ©.

We begin with headlines left-of-center CNN followed by right-of-center Fox Business. We share closing tickers and other related data courtesy of Yahoo Finance, and more. 5 to 10 minutes reading this MHProNews market report every business night could save you 30 minutes to an hour of similar reading or fact-gathering elsewhere.

Perhaps more important, you will get insights about the industry from experts that care, but also dare to challenge the routine narrative that arguably keeps manufactured housing underperforming during an affordable housing crisis.

Understanding media bias is useful to sifting through possibly hidden agendas. We are mindful of the ancient and tested principle of separating the wheat from the chaff.
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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business

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This will be a three-part report. SCMHI and the Tunica Show, MHI and their spring event, and then an MHProNews analysis and commentary.

  • The following was from the SCMHI, parent body of the Tunica Show, in a statement via email to MHProNews.


QuoteMarkManufacturedHomeLivingNewsGood afternoon, Tunica Show attendees and participants!

The SCMHI board met via conference call this afternoon to discuss whether to proceed with the 2020 Tunica Show in light of the Coronavirus pandemic that has now impacted our country. The board has decided that, out of an abundance of caution and in compliance with the public health recommendations being issued by the States of Mississippi and Alabama as well as our national government in Washington, DC, this year’s Tunica Show will be canceled.

While the board deeply regrets the need to cancel the show, the health and well-being of our participants and attendees must be our first priority. We apologize for any inconvenience this decision may have caused, but ask for your understanding during this time as our nation’s leaders work to prevent the spread of this deadly virus.

We look forward to the return of the SCHMI Show in 2021, and hope to see you all there!”


The following was obtained also today from an MHI connected source to their members.



MHI continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Las Vegas and across the United States. Our commitment to the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and staff remains our top priority.

We are diligently navigating all options, including alternate dates in order to have the best show for the industry. We ask for your continued patience as these discussions are still ongoing.

The 2020 Congress & Expo website is being updated with relevant show information as it becomes available. We appreciate the strength and support from each of you and will continue to keep you informed.



The SCMHI message was obtained at 4:25 PM ET on 3.13.2020. The MHI message was delivered on March 13, 2020 at about 2:15 PM ET, or roughly 2 hours before the SCMHI message was sent.

Notice, that the MHI message does not cancel their event, but instead hints that it will be postponed?

Recall that on 3.10.2020, 2 days after our report linked below, MHI was still promoting attendance of their event, where they wanted their members to hear more about their “CrossModTM homes” scam, err, scandal, uhm…’plan.’

Events Canceled Due to Coronavirus Fears, Manufactured Housing Institute Spring Meeting Update, Plus Sunday Week in Review 3.1 to 3.8.2020

Indeed, here is what MHI’s Congress and Expo website posted on 3.10.2020.




Today, MHI is posturing about ‘the health and safety’ of their members and attendees. But days after others were cancelling or resetting meetings, MHI hints that they are searching for an alternative date, but said actually nothing beyond their spin, err, posturing, umh…”information” update. This is also the first time they mentioned in a broader membership and readers COVID19.

These indicators paint a picture, which those sarcastic quips will hopefully shed light on.

SCMHI cancelled, period, they explained why. MHI postures and said exactly nothing definitive about their event.

Ponder that as you wonder how much MHI’s leadership sincerely cares about their members health and wellbeing. While actions speak louder than words, inaction and posturing can speak volumes too.


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The Oracle of Omaha

MHProNews pinged (tweeted/messaged) Buffett, Ron Olson and another on the Berkshire Hathaway board of directors with the concerns noted further below. We are not claiming that our messages caused them to take the following steps. But compare and contrast what Buffett did with MHI’s statement.

Today, Buffett announced that their annual shareholders event in May was cancelled.

I very much regret this action,” Warren Buffett said in a statement, per Fox Business.For many decades the annual meeting has been a high point of the year for me and my partner, Charlie Munger. It is now clear, however, that large gatherings can pose a health threat to the participants and the greater community. We won’t ask this of our employees, and we won’t expose Omaha to the possibility of becoming a ‘hot spot’ in the current pandemic.”

To Buffett’s credit, unlike MHI, the move by Berkshire management was clear and definitive. Their so-called ‘Woodstock of Capitalism’ is off, period.

Continue to look to MHProNews for clarity of analysis as we track the minutia of MHVille and its meaning to independents, investors, advocates, policy wonks and others.

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Programing note. Be looking for a special report on MHProNews about the still developing coronavirus issue and how it impacts manufactured housing that is in process. Teaser. There is evidence from a range of sources that one of the greatest transfers of wealth could be occurring right before the nation’s and the world’s eyes. MHProNews has been monitoring these developments through a skeptical evidence-and-historically focused lens.

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