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  • 24 Jul 2018 11:23 AM | Anonymous

        

    How would you like to put your manufactured home in the SC State Fair this year? 
        
    MHISC partnered with members to do just that last year and the project was a huge success. We opened a lot of eyes to the quality of manufactured homes.  Over 11,000 South Carolinians walked through the home last October.

    We're doing it again!  

    MHISC is issuing the attached proposal for a member company to serve as the "Major Partner" in this project. The Major Partner will be able to bring in other member companies to participate and share expenses.


    The 2018 SC State Fair is October 10-21.

    If you are interested, please contact Shell at ssuber@mhisc.com.

    We'll put together a final list of companies who want to participate. The 2018 Major Partner will be chosen by a blind drawing. The second and third companies drawn will have first dibs on serving as the partner for 2019 and 2020. 

    Read the Proposal: Draft_agreement_2018_Mon_nite_changes.pdf

  • 24 Jul 2018 11:18 AM | Anonymous

             

    Back in May, the president signed into law federal legislation amending part of the controversial Dodd-Frank Act.  

    The new law changed the section of Dodd-Frank that tied the hands of retailers and prevented them from helping customers with the lending process.
     
    Our national affiliate, MHI, has just released a document explaining how the recent changes to the law impacts manufactured housing retailers, sellers, and community owners. MHISC supports MHI financially so the industry will have a voice in Washington
     
    Read the document : Dodd-Frank Act Changes re Section 107 of S 2155 07.18.18.pdf

  • 23 May 2018 4:15 PM | Anonymous

    MHISC Tackling
    Septic Tank Delay Issue

    Members say it is taking too long to get septic tank permits in many parts of the state. They say the delay is so long, loans are expiring. MHISC is on the case. The association has met with the Division Director at DHEC and urged improvements in the current inspection system and a second meeting is scheduled.

  • 23 May 2018 4:11 PM | Anonymous


    Best in the Industry!


    Nominate your picks for the South Carolina Manufactured Housing's 
    Best in the Industry awards!

               


    Categories:
         * Retail Sales Center: Independent/Corporate
         * Retail Salesperson
         * Community
         * Service/Supplier
         * Manufacturing Facility

     
    CLICK HERE to complete the form with your nomination.

    Nomination forms are due back
    June 25, 2017, by 5 PM.

    Awards Criteria:
    These prestigious awards recognize outstanding accomplishments and qualifications in these areas:
    - Ethical and progressive marketing practices
    - Association involvement, both statewide and at local Chapter levels
    - Contributions to a favorable political climate for the industry
    An attractive location that enhances the image of the industry

    Eligibility:
    - Company or salesperson must be at present location for the past two years.
    - An individual location or person can win a maximum of two years in a row.
     
    This is another reason you will not want to miss the Fall Meeting! The awards will be presented on November 7!

                             




  • 23 May 2018 4:00 PM | Anonymous

            

    Get Ready for MHISC's Fall Meeting

    MHISC’s statewide meetings never disappoint, so you’ll want to make sure you are at the upcoming Fall Meeting in Charleston on November 7-8

    MHISC is at a new location this year The Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina!

    MHISC packs so much into its day-and-a-half meetings. The November meeting will include informative speakers, committee meetings, reception and dinner, best in the industry awards, golf tournament,  news-to-use and much more!

    Wednesday afternoon we will kick off the meeting with MHISC’s five key committees meeting to tackle pressing industry issues: The Dealer Roundtable, Modular Steering Committee, Membership Committee, Image and Professionalism Committee and Community Manager’s Committee. If you are interested in serving on a committee contact Mark at awestmoreland@mhisc.com.

     MHISC will also offer various seminars that will interest all membership categories.

    Wednesday evening enjoy a fun reception and buffet dinner outside in the Charleston breeze. We will also celebrate the Best in the Industry award winners!

     Thursday afternoon members will enjoy 18 holes of golf at our MHISC PAC Golf Tournament. MHISC’s tournament will be held at Patriots Point. This golf tournament raises funds for the association’s political action committee.  Without the PAC the industry would not have a legislative voice. Non- golfers are invited to join in the fun– driving a beer cart, taking photos, volunteering, or just hanging out.

        


    ROOM BLOCK

    To reserve a room at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
    call (843) 856-0028
    Harborside $139   The Beach Club $199
     
     

    Room block expires October 7, 2018, or when the block is full.

  • 23 May 2018 3:55 PM | Anonymous

    You Did It!

    Our Washington Legislation Has Passed

    The President has signed the industry’s legislation to fix a problem with the federal Dodd-Frank Act into law.

    Our members delivered SC’s Washington delegation in a big way for yesterday’s big vote. Representatives Duncan, Gowdy, Norman, Rice, Sanford, and Wilson, voted in favor of our industry’s legislation to fix Dodd-Frank.

    This was NOT a slam-dunk vote. We needed these six SC congressmen to vote our way.

    Thank you to every MHISC member who called or emailed their representative Tuesday and all the earlier Senate and House votes that led to the passage of our bill.

    How the Bill Will Help
    The bill, S. 2155 removes the goofy Dodd-Frank provision that said an MH seller must be a licensed “loan originator” simply because they help the buyer with the loan process.  Removing the rule means loans can now move faster and more smoothly. Plus the retailer can help keep the loan – and the sale – on track. 
  • 12 Apr 2018 4:12 PM | Anonymous

    The Sales Tax on Manufactured Homes
    Has Not Gone Up!

    State officials have been telling member companies and the public that the base tax on manufactured homes has increased to $500.

    For example, the SCDMV recently told lenders the agency would not issue titles unless the "new" tax amount was collected.

    The confusion came from a misreading of legislation passed in Columbia which did raise the sales tax on automobiles, but not manufactured homes.  

    After MHISC discussed the error with the DMV’s attorney, the agency corrected taxpayer instructions on its website, returning the stated base amount to $300.

    Our association is contacting officials whenever this misunderstanding comes up. 

    Current MHISC members who encounter problems are encouraged to contact the association for help in educating officials on the issue.


  • 12 Apr 2018 4:08 PM | Anonymous

    Manufactured Housing Champion


    South Carolina’s manufactured housing industry is lucky to have strong support from our representatives in the United States Senate.
     
    Our state’s senior senator, Lindsey Graham, is also a tireless advocate for keeping manufactured housing accessible and affordable for our working families.
     
    As a boy, Senator Graham’s family lived in a manufactured home in Central, South Carolina.
     
    He fondly recalls the pride they felt when the modest success enjoyed by their family-owned restaurant made it possible for his father to purchase the home.
     
    That experience fuels his passion for our industry.
     
    In March, Senator Graham voted in favor of legislation clarifying a manufactured housing retailer or seller is not considered a mortgage "loan originator" simply because they provide a customer with some assistance in the mortgage loan process.
     
    This provision was included in the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act," a package of reforms intended to improve the regulatory framework that governs lending and promotes economic growth.
     
    We salute Senator Graham for his continued support for affordable housing for all Americans.

  • 12 Apr 2018 4:06 PM | Anonymous

    2018 Board Nominations

    Chair – John Bowers
    Vice Chair – Joanne Polston
    Secretary – Tony Massarelli
    Treasurer – Brian Rowland
    Immediate Past Chair – Gary Blue
    Retailer – John Johnson
    Service Supply – Roscoe Still
    Community – Nick Prosise


  • 12 Apr 2018 3:18 PM | Anonymous
    MHISC's Spring Meeting

    We are just days away from MHISC's Spring Meeting! We've got all the essentials like fun, networking, helpful information, and friends. The meeting takes place 
    April 26-27 at The Marriott in Columbia, SC. The Marriott is located right in the heart of Downtown Columbia.

     

    What You Can Expect!

    Win $1K
    You have the chance to win $1000.
    We are giving away the cash at our Annual Meeting.
    You don’t have to buy a ticket to be entered but you must be present to win! 

    Reception and Dinner
    Enjoy the company of industry friends at a 5-star reception and dinner.

    Casino Night
    We bet you'll have a great time at MHISC's Casino. Experience the feel of Las Vegas at our Spring Meeting. We will have real tables and live dealers.


    Hall of Fame Induction
    Jim Martin and Ronnie Boyce will be inducted into the
    South Carolina Manufactured Hall of Fame

     
    Industry Speakers
    "The real story from Our Industry's Chief Lobbyist in Washington"
    Lesli Gooch

    Committee Meetings
    The MHISC Dealer Roundtable, Modular Steering Committee, Membership Committee, Image and Professionalism Committee and the Community Managers Committee
    will all meet.

    PAC Golf Tournament
    The MHISC PAC Golf Tournament raises funds to help support the legislators who support our industry. The tournament will be held at Golden Hills Country Club this year.

    Register Now!
    Book a Room
    Play Golf


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