The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) reports 4,139 new manufactured homes shipped in Feb. 2012, an increase of 45.3 percent from a year ago Feb, with single and multi-section homes both increasing, although single section accounted for 60.4 percent of the total. Jan. and Feb. 2012 MH shipments totaled 8,084 compared with 5,561 homes in the first two months of 2011. The seasonally annual adjusted rate (SAAR) of 63,111 in Feb. marks a 2.1 percent increase over the 61,802 shipments in Jan. 2012. The 6,245 floors shipped Feb. 2012 showed a 38 percent increase over Feb. a year ago. The number of manufacturing plants moved up one from Jan. 2012 to 46, while the number of production facilities also increased by one to 122.
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