The extended forecast for the 2019 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show projects possible snow and bitter cold temperatures, per AccuWeather, as the graphic below from about 5:15 AM ET attests.
Weather has long been a factor in attendance at the first trade show of the year. Exhibitors risk millions of dollars collectively to attract a crowd, whose size depends in part upon Mother Nature, travel, and road conditions.
Oddly, MHVillage has Tweeted a photo of their educational seminars that shows numbers of vacant seats. Apparently the ‘educational’ attraction of the event has declined. Why has standing room only turned into so many vacant seats?
It seems that educational attendance isn’t all that has sagged. So too has the manufactured home industry’s new HUD Code manufactured home production and shipment totals in recent months.
An affordable housing crisis is raging, and yet the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington connected alliance seems unable to move the needle on key issues. Their ‘service providers’ are repeating the avoidable mistakes of the past, why?
What the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington axis are apparently good at is photo opportunities that produce no measurable results, other than more consolidation of communities, retailers, and producers. Is that an accident, or the intent?
What are they thinking? It seems that the only answer that industry’s so-called leaders have is to silence the messenger of reality and fact checks, instead of dealing with the core issues that are costing the industry billions of dollars annually in sales.
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