A record crowd attended MHISC’s State Spring Meeting on April 26 and 27.

Senator Lindsey Graham was the keynote speaker. He talked about growing up in Central, SC.   His family’s first home was manufactured;  they were proud to be home owners.

Lesli Gooch, the industry’s chief lobbyist in Washington said that MHISC’s members are among the most active in communication with the state’s legislators in the Washington delegation.  As a result, South Carolina’s legislative delegation is one of the most pro-MH in the nation. Congress recognizes that manufactured homes are the major source of unsubsidized affordable housing.

Retailers Jim Martin of Kent-Gault Homes and Ronnie Boyce of Oakwood Florence were inducted into the SC Manufactured Housing Hall of Fame, the industry’s highest honor. They were selected based on their high ethical standards, contributions to the industry and a favorable political climate.

A lively crowd enjoyed Casino Night.

PAC Golf Tournament winners:

Winners: Brian McKinney, Mike Johnson, Doug Marchbanks, David Harris

2nd Place Team: Will Hill, Tony Massarelli, Happy Jackson, Joey Finos

3rd Place Team: Jerry Scalf, Art Newton, Bobby Hounsell, Roscoe Still

Closest to the Pin: Roscoe Still

Long Drive: Dale Lackey

Brian McKinney won a $1000 cash door prize at the association’s annual meeting.

Five Executive Committee Members were elected for a second one-year term in office:  John Bowers, Chair;  Joanne Polston, VP; Brian Rowland, Treasurer; Tony Massarelli, Secretary; Gary Blue, Immediate Past Chair.

First time board members elected were John Johnson, Roscoe Still and Nick Prosise.

Watch for coming reports on decisions and new projects approved by the MHISC Board and members of five committees, the Dealer Roundtable, Modular Steering Committee, Membership, Image and Professionalism and Community Managers committee.