New Data from ‘Swiss’ Independent Data Provider Casts Shadow Over Publicly Traded Manufactured Housing Institute Member Firm Claims

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Scott Stropkai with Statistical Surveys stressed that he is neutral, “Swiss” as he put it to MHProNews yesterday when it comes to manufactured housing industry controversies. For his firm, which has been producing data for over a half-century, statistics are just that, stats.

Stropkai may never have dreamed a few months ago that information about something like “market share” – MS in the chart below – might be considered ‘controversial.’ He plainly doesn’t want to be drawn into contentious issues. Our publication respects that stance.

That’s in many ways the ideal source, one that wants neutrality. A source that ‘has no dog in the hunt.’ So, MHProNews gladly agreed to stress in this report when using his data his and his firm’s “neutrality.”

With his Swiss position clearly disclosed, here is a composite image of what Stropkai provided to MHProNews yesterday.


Compare that with what Skyline Champion recently reported in their Investor Relations package.


Or compare that to a prior Skyline-Champion data graphic, also from their investor relations package.


It may seem like a minor thing, a few percentage points. But with that preface, this new and ICYMI returning readers with this link below to a recent previous report on the same topic. It should be considered as the key and core of this report.

Why is Skyline-Champion Giving Cover to Clayton Homes? Profitably QUESTIONING Manufactured Housing Institute Leadership for Professionals & Investors

That report linked above sheds light on what a disputed data point may be more important that it initially appears to be. The right question might be this. Why would one or more publicly traded firms in manufactured housing use and/or the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) which they are members of use incorrect data, when they are periodically purchasing the same data from that same neutral source?

When Scott Stropkai with Statistical Surveys said he is “Swiss,” this is what that metaphor means. Peacefully neutral.
While Joe Stegmayer stepped down from his role as chairman, president, and CEO of Cavco Industries (CVCO) when the firm announced the SEC subpoena in November 2018, oddly perhaps, Stegmayer did not step down from his role as Chairman of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI).
Sometimes the truth is hiding in plain sight. MHI’s prior ‘executive committee’ board of directors was as shown above. 4 out of 5 of those executive committee members have been involved in federal legal inquiries and/or litigation and state inquiries.

Teasers and Programming Notes

Manufactured Home Pro News (MHProNews) has had several new and developing insights, comments, and tips. For those looking for evidence of possible corruption that connects corporate interests with certain public officials, that is looming over the horizon.

To report a news tip, click the image above or send an email to – To help us spot your message in our volume of email, please put the words NEWS TIP in the subject line.
We expect to be held accountable too. We do more than just publish, so yes, we do get some typos. But we dot the i and cross the t on data, evidence, and reason. We follow the money trail which often points to motives.

As more reports exposing problematic, ‘black hat’ and arguably illegal behavior is reported on our Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) sister-site and here on MHProNews, the more interesting tips are coming, often from new sources that are well positioned to shed light on why manufactured housing is underperforming during an affordable housing crisis.

Stay tuned for more special reports ahead.





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