Statistics compiled by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reveal the production of manufactured homes rose almost 25 percent in Sept. over Sept 2012—5,483 homes versus 4,393 HUD Code homes in 2012. The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) further informs MHProNews total production for 2013 is up eight percent over last year at this time—45,295 over 41,909 HUD Code units through last September. Texas continues to be the top shipment state, followed by Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and California. A more detailed new manufactured home shipment report is available at this link here.
(Photo credit: Jeff Beiermann/theworldherald–manufactured home producers in Nebraska)