Made in Space is a company planning to use 3D printing and robotics technology to build housing in orbit, and in outer space.
This curated CNBC video posted tells the Made in Space corporate story in brief. But why does this matter to MHVille?
No one is expecting to ship HUD Code manufactured homes into orbit, to the moon or Mars. So again, why does this matter to MH Industry professionals and investors?
Because 3D printing and robotics are part of the emerging building technologies that are poised to disrupt the HUD Code manufactured housing industry. Some other examples are linked below, under the Related Reports.
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The industry can arguably, at this stage, head these earthly competitors to HUD Code homes off in legitimate ways.
But if the HUD Code manufactured home industry stays at historically low levels, the outlook inside of a decade could debatably prove grim. That in turn would threaten many present MH industry investments.
The current federal administration provides a unique opportunity to regrow the MH industry in a sustainable and ethical fashion.
But if the resistance to the image of manufactured housing, plus other hurdles, aren’t overcome in a relatively short period of time – in the next few years – then an unwelcome change may be coming. As a retired state executive quipped, the industry’s associations could within 15 years end up renamed as “the manufactured home remodelers association.”
That’s presently an avoidable future.
Prudent steps now can avoid that type of disruption.
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A) In manufactured housing production, the elephant in the room is Clayton Homes. They are owned by Berkshire Hathaway, which also owns the 2 largest industry lenders, 21st Mortgage and Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance (VMF). Berkshire also owns a large stake in the industry’s third largest single family manufactured home loan lender, Wells Fargo.
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