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Terry Decio, Skyline Homes, “The Secret” – The Rest of the Story

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“I’m tired of being the best kept secret. I’m ready to help house America.” – Terry Decio, Skyline Homes, to MHProNews. What happened? The Rest of the Story, 1… Several of the brands that the industry knows today are not the same brand as they were a decade or more ago. Palm Harbor. Fleetwood. Champion. …

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Andy Gallagher, “Ousting” Pam Danner, MHI, Clayton’s RVP, WVHI – “Transparency”

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First, the readers digest version, then the details. Last week, the WVHI sent out their newsletter with a column apparently written by their co-president, George Gunnell.  Gunnell is an RVP for Clayton Homes.  That article and others in the same newsletter indicated that MHI wanted Pam Danner ousted from her role at HUD. That’s not …

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Socialists, Communists, Capitalists, Clarity, Smear, Truth, and “Kissing Ass”

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Stating the Obvious for clarity. It’s complex world, where the agendas are often hidden or disguised. It isn’t always easy to know the truth on a subject. In manufactured housing, that’s also the reality.  Knowing the truth can be challenging. We’ll get to the he headline later, but for now, please let me note the …

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Ignoring the Obvious, the Road to More Rewarding Manufactured Housing Future

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Several dozen manufactured housing industry professionals witnessed first-hand when Rick Robinson – Sr. VP and General Counsel to the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) – after his ‘Washington briefing,’ said “Tony, I will not be taking questions from the press.” Why would MHI’s Robinson avoid pro-industry media questions? Why would Robinson take a question from the …

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Howard Walker, ELS Vice Chair, MHI Executive Committee, and Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Questions

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Subsidized housing is a way of tipping the scales against the free-market solution offered by HUD Code manufactured homes. Not enforcing enhanced preemption established by law under the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (MHIA 2000) is clear evidence of HUD failing to do its lawful duty. It’s one of several clear reasons to immediately …

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Staff Shakeup! What’s Next – Good and Bad – at the Manufactured Housing Institute?

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Let’s begin with several examples of good news, before we get into the headline concerns.   •   A huge, new manufactured home community has broken ground, and is underway.  That upscale MHC project, linked here, joins Scott Robert’s and his team’s big MHC project, linked here. •   A new, independent HUD Code home manufacturing center …

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BREAKING Bad – plus Critical Updates, Upgrades

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Before diving into “Breaking Bad,” let’s start with the scheduling and programing updates. The new version 3.0 of MHProNews.com is scheduled to go live – be unveiled – this weekend.  So, the new May issue of featured articles on our home page will be published circa mid-next week. By noon Eastern time Monday (+/-),  you should …

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Richard “Dick” Jennison, President, CEO Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) to Tony Kovach, MHProNews.com

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In the wake of the death of my wife Soheyla’s father yesterday, key people at MHI allegedly arranged to have a sign of their sensitivity delivered via a message to me. We’ll plan to share that message thread with our readers in the next few days, so you and thousands of others can see for …

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Frank Rolfe, Darren Krolewski, MHI and Media Engagement

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The Top Line – Media Engagement Matters to Your Operation’s Bottom Line. That’s why this issue matter$ to you. In another exclusive report from the manufactured home industry’s largest and most trusted news source for professionals, MHProNews published extensive comments by Frank Rolfe, Darren Krolewski and others on the issue of MHI and Media Engagement. …

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“Leaked Documents” – Influencing the Manufactured Housing Industry Conversation

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In a perfect world, many federal programs that now exist would end, and the manufactured housing industry would see a tremendous growth as a result. That said, the maze of federal programs and bureaucracies that now exist – and tragically waste hundreds of billions of dollars a year – more realistically could be slowly wound …

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