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Manufactured Housing Institute

Big Names Bid Thayer Long Farewell & What’s Next for MHI?

Many have thoughtfully shared there feelings and reflections on Thayer Long’s departure as the President of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) with us.  Those reflections below are followed by another key topic on Industry Professionals’ minds; namely, who and what’s next at MHI First the Farewells to Thayer, in the order in which they were recieved: “Thayer …

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Dominate and Attracting More Customers with Good Credit

October is here and in Chicagoland, we can feel the drop in temperatures as fall has arrived. This starts perhaps the busiest season of all for manufactured housing industry associations and their members, as the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) and many state association are holding their annual meetings this month. For those of you who …

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Giant baby steps

It would be difficult to understate the importance of what took place in Washington, DC on September 22nd, when officials from MHI and MHARR met jointly with HUD officials, as reported Friday in our Daily Business News. Given the often tenuous and rocky history between these two key trade groups representing manufactured housing’s various interests, …

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A future without a past? New Lenders and Finance programs, but can Manufactured Housing History be Lost?

“Those who do not know the past are condemned to re-live it.” – George Santayana Let’s jump into four topics today. 1. & 2. Where have all the philanthropists gone?  Warren?  Sam?  Kevin?  Joe?  Where are you when the RV/MH Hall of Fame needs you now?  Or are you waiting for the dramatic last moment, …

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RV/MH Hall of Fame call for help, and more Manufactured Housing News

As reported in our Daily Business News and our Factory Built Housing News at Noon Podcast, The RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana, has lost a sponsor and is now in troubled waters.  Please check out the story, pass the word on to others and lend a hand.  Also look again at Ross Kinzler’s …

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A Four Letter Word, Boosting BD and Manufactured Housing News

No, not that four letter word… …Many say the most powerful 4 letter word in marketing is Free. Certainly, free is used to bring more people to an open house (“Free food and drinks!”), more people to a store, more people to a website. Now, what if you could combine Free, with business development (BD) …

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Failure to Communicate…and Manufactured Housing

“What we have here is a failure to communicate.” This is a famous line from the movie, Cool Hand Luke: The failure to communicate can have serious consequences, including getting knocked down, kicked around and otherwise beaten up.  Does any of that sound familiar? We routinely get messages, calls or comments from industry pros, many …

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