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America and Manufactured Housing – Lessons from Hold that Tucker Tiger!

Recall or view the movie, Tucker. If you do, you’ll get a good sense of how government and big business can often collude to the detriment of all involved.  To be sure, big government and big business can and often are allies. After all, how can small businesses best both big brother and any given …

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Carlyle Scores plus Mad as Hell – America and MHVille

Before we dive into our main theme, a note that the Carlyle Group has just announced a $150 million dollar deal. You’ll see this covered in the read-hot Daily Business News blog. So the MHC consolidation trend moves on, and Carlyle increases their footprint in MH. That said, let’s move onto our main mid-week Masthead blog …

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Serious September – Manufactured Housing Industry Newsmakers, Reports, Articles and Interviews

Serious September 2015. It could just as easily be named, how to Scale Success, or Sliding Sideways September.  Which of the later two it will be depends on how each of us views and responds to events and opportunities.  Before outlining our STRONG Serious September Featured Articles and Interviews line up, let me explain what …

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What is MHI’s and the Manufactured Housing Industry’s Leadership’s Strategy?

There are leaders of companies of all sizes involved in the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). Some are huge in MH, others as small as one person and all sizes in between. We routinely get questions related to MHI’s decisions, communications, actions or the seeming ‘absence of action’ which we’ll explore for the next few minutes. …

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Removing the Blinders – The Profitable Power of more Knowledge

It is self evident that: customer satisfaction, input from the market, knowledge from experts and veterans from inside and outside the industry passed onto industry professionals, are all necessary elements for the growth and advancement of manufactured housing. Would Apple be as huge as they are today if they lacked happy customers, insights into the …

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Manufactured Housing, HR 1779 and the Bigger Issue

Let me begin by saying that MHProNews is highly supportive of HR 1779 as a reasonable remedy to a vexing set of financing and related challenges for manufactured housing homeowners and our industry's professionals. There are state/community association executives who have told me they have made a number of trips to DC this year – …

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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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