The National Modular Housing Council reports shipments of new modular homes rose 18.7% compared to the first quarter 2011, hitting 2,922. Shipments by state relative to the first quarter last year indicate 16 states received more than last year, three received fewer homes, and 12 states experienced no significant change. The states receiving the most are North Dakota, an increase of 232 units, quarter-over-quarter, a rise of 552.4%; Minnesota, increase of 36 over Q1 2012 over Q1 2011, + 124.1%; Nebraska, up 27 units quarter-over-quarter, for a rise of 122.7%; Texas saw a 90.9% increase followed by Ohio with a 84.2% rise. MHProNews.com has learned all five states have a relationship with energy companies drilling for fuel.
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