Missouri’s “Mobile Home Mile” a Casualty of the Economy

Manufactured Home Wikimedia Dec 21 11From KY3News in Springfield, Missouri, MHProNews.com learns about the demise of a strip of roadway known as Mobile Home Mile. The report says the current decline in sales is easily the worst in decades. Don Whiteman of Granny’s Mobile Homes told the reporter his business has gone from probably delivering more houses in a month to probably what we deliver in a year now. Granny’s is one of the lucky ones. Many of his competitors have closed. Business owners say it was a decade ago when the manufactured home business was booming in Springfield with at least 25 dealers. Today three remain. The report sites IBIS World, which lists the business as one of the fastest dying industries in America, right up there with DVD rental stores and record stores. A slight rebound is predicted in the next five years. The article misidentified the product as mobile homes throughout.

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