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How a Manufactured-Modular Home Production Center Achieves Savings and Quality – Inside MH Video with Mike Stone

People who see, touch and feel today’s manufactured homes are often impressed.  Some will fall in love with the designer homes and easy-care lifestyles.

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As we always like to do with an Inside MH video, you’ll enjoy great looking interiors views of some appealing manufactured homes as you watch this interview with production manger Mike Stone. Some of those interiors videos are courtesty of our friends at ManufacturedHomes.com.

But old myths and urban legends die harder for others.  There are common questions we get about manufactured homes (MH) from skeptics and as well as from those who are enthuisiastic.  One common question is on tornadoes and hurricanes; we ‘blew that old myth’ away last year with the videos and article linked here, including a video from NBC News. Some have that old fire-fear from the trailer house and mobile home days; well today, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) studies show that today’s MHs are safer than conventional on-site built homes.

Another common question is, how can you get quality for such a low price?  The fast-paced, fact-packed video with Mike Stone that follows shows you how that’s done!  You’ll see some great looking homes and behind the scenes looks at their production too.

During our Inside MH Road Show trip to Sunshine Homes building center in Red Bay, AL, we called on Mike Stone, their production supervisor, to spend a lot of time on the factory-floor with us.

In this ‘part one’ of a 4 part series with Stone, Mike talks about:

> actual comparisons to conventional housing builders,

> how money is saved in the factory without sacrificing quality,

> and about a subject you may not hear about on any other MH video done-to-date; camber and engineering each aspect of the home!

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When you realize that a single section of a modern manufactured home can weigh 25,000 to 35,000 pounds or more, you realize how strong and well designed that carrier under the home must be. Mike Stone discusses that and much more in this video.

Once you watch and understand this short video, you’ll already know more about MH than some 94 people out of 100 do. Some of the great interior views are from our friends at ManufacturedHomes.com, others are from our own videographer – Charlie Drake.  My thanks to Mike and all at Sunshine Homes for giving us such unprecedented access to their plant and people.  You’ll be glad they did. ##

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L. A. “Tony” Kovach at an educational session during the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show. Tony is one of the most recognized experts on MH today.

By L. A. “Tony” Kovach.

 

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