Top Industry Leaders Honored National Industry Awards Presented at 2010 National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing

ARLINGTON, Virginia – Members of the manufactured and modular housing industries gathered today at an awards luncheon to recognize individuals and companies for outstanding achievements. The National Industry Awards, presented during the 2010 National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing, recognized the highest achievers from all sectors of the manufactured and modular housing industries – communities, retailers, suppliers, lenders, manufacturers, developers and state associations.

"These excellent industry role models are leading the way in providing more value, better products, creative solutions and excellent customer service. They are being recognized today for their vision, their dedication, and their energy in enhancing and moving the manufactured and modular housing industries forward," said MHI Executive Vice President Thayer Long.

Retail Sales Center of the Year
The "Retail Sales Center of the Year" award entries were judged based on an entry statement, management philosophy, retail center aesthetics, marketing materials and community and industry involvement. The following Clayton Homes retailer was honored with this award:

(Northeast/Mid-Atlantic) – Oakwood Homes, Farmville, VA

Home Design Awards
Bestowed by MHI and the National Modular Housing Council (NMHC), Clayton Homes received the following awards in recognition of excellence and encouragement of innovation in manufactured and modular home design and production. An independent panel of building professionals judged the entries and the following received awards:

Manufactured Home Single-Section Production – Giles Homes "P6376H gHouse"
Manufactured Production Home Over 1,800 sq. ft. – SEhomes – Energy Division "EZ-801 Sequoia"

National Awards
Every year industry leaders vote for the individuals and companies that are considered the best in their class. This year's winners have shown great leadership and commitment to the industry over the last year. These award winners were chosen by their peers to be honored with the prestigious 2010 manufactured housing industry awards. Clayton Homes received the following honor:

Floor Plan Lender of the Year – 21st Mortgage Corporation, Knoxville, TN

MHI is the national trade organization representing all segments of the manufactured and modular housing industries including manufacturers, retailers, community owners, suppliers, financial institutions, state associations and developers.