US Manufacturers Roar, Hiring More, Paying More, Thanks to Tax Reform – Plus Manufactured Housing Connected Stocks, Investment Updates

CNNmoney5.16.2018ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNews.-1President Donald Trump takes a bow with Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).  General and manufactured housing specific reports indicate that the 45th president’s tax reform plan are helping to grow manufacturing, increase jobs, and are causing new production centers to open. That will be our focus tonight.

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Today’s markets and stocks, at the closing bell…



Manufactured Housing Composite Value (MHCV)



Today’s Big Movers

For all the scores and highlights on tracked manufactured home connected stocks today, see thBloomberg graphic, posted below.

Today’s MH Market Spotlight Report –

Manufacturing in general, and production and new building centers in manufactured housing in specific has been making news. The growth of all manufacturing jobs is good for the sellers of manufactured housing, as quarterly statements from publicly trade manufactured housing producers often reflect.
The latest data, per a release from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), makes it clear that factories are expanding, investing, hiring more, and paying more.

U.S. manufacturers are hiring more workers, boosting wages and increasing domestic investments following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” per Fox Business.

According to a survey by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) “Seventy-two percent of manufacturers are ramping up workers’ wages and benefits, according to a new survey from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Meanwhile, 77% of survey respondents said they were hiring more workers, while 86% are investing more in plants and equipment.”

Numerous reports of new production centers, and increased production among manufactured housing producers underscores those facts.  See an example of linked reports, above the Jay Timmons photo, below

Manufacturing in America is now rising to new heights, thanks to tax reform, and as a result, manufacturers of all sizes are already investing more, growing more, hiring more and paying more. They are already improving lives and livelihoods,” NAM Board Chair David Farr said in a statement.

Optimism is rising.  “More than 93% of manufacturers have a positive outlook on their company’s prospects in the U.S. economy – the second-highest level ever recorded by the National Association of Manufacturers –  its most recent quarterly survey revealed,” said Fox Business.

  • Wage growth among those manufacturers surveyed last month also rose at the fastest pace in 17 years, despite remaining sluggish in the broader U.S. economy.
  • Manufacturers expected full-time employment to increase by 2.9% on average over the next year, an all-time high by the survey’s standards.



New HUD Code Manufactured Home Factory Opening, State Announces Hundreds of News Jobs



Bloomberg Closing Ticker for MHProNews…

NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services.

NOTE: The chart below covers a number of stocks NOT reflected in the Yahoo MHCV, shown above.

NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).


Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory built housing industry suppliers.

LCI Industries, Patrick, UFPI and LP all supply manufactured housing.

AMG, CG and TAVFX have investments in manufactured housing related businesses.

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