Clayton Homes and UMH Properties Receive Top Honors for 2017
Award season has already started within the manufactured housing industry. Announced May 3 in Las Vegas during the Manufactured Housing Institute’s Manufacturer of the Year Award, Clayton Homes was named manufacturer of the year. Also taking home top honors for 2017, UMH Properties, Inc. won for ‘Community of the Year.’
It’s Monday, May 7, 2017, and it’s time to inspect those two intriguing prefabricated housing headlines for last week.
Clayton Homes Delivers “42,000 Homes” in 2016
Handed out annually by the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), Clayton Manufactured Homes won the prestigious ‘Manufacturer of the Year Award’ for 2017. Manufacturing modern prefabricated and modular homes from over 35 building facilities around the country, in 2016, Clayton delivered over “42,000 homes.” Representing a staggering 5% of “American housing” sold, Clayton’s president of manufacturing explained the reason for their products popularity: “Our homes are an essential part of solving affordable housing across the country,” according to Builder Online.
“Home Sweet Home” for more than 19,000 prefabricated housing units placed along the eastern seaboard and throughout America’s Heartland, UMH Properties, Inc. currently owns and operates over 106 manufactured housing communities. A publicly traded REIT comprised of several communities (Read: manufactured home parks, mobile homes parks, etc.), Port Royal Village was named the best ‘Land Lease Community’ by the Manufactured Housing Institute, according to online sources. Located just 45 minutes south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the residents of Port Royal Village enjoy inspired views and many high-end amenities. Situated on approximately 100 acres, the prefabricated housing community has approximately 465 homeowners in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.
Prefab – modular – or manufactured
Factory built housing erases many of the traditional issues and expenses that arise during on-site construction. Combating wasteful energy practices and reducing the overall cost of production, today’s high-tech manufactured home applys eco-friendly solutions to help solve modern-day housing issues. Making it just that much easier to understand why prefabricated becoming more popular than ever.