Industry & Services >> Analyst Interviews >> October 11, 2004


CHRIS S. STINEBERT is the President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) located in Arlington, Virginia. The Manufactured Housing Institute, formed in 1936, is the national trade association that represents all sectors of the factory-built housing industry including manufactured and modular housing. MHI provides an aggressive advocacy program in Washington, DC, serving the membership by improving the image of factory-built housing and representing the industry's interests on Capitol Hill. MHI also maintains active educational, technical and research programs. In 2003, one-fourth of the homes sold in America were manufactured and modular homes and it is estimated that over 20 million Americans live in a factory built home. MHI's current members build 80% of the annual production of manufactured homes. Factory-built housing represents more than 50% of the affordable housing sold in the United States. In addition to representing the interests of the producers, MHI membership includes the national network of retailers, public and private community owners, financial institutions, suppliers, and state manufactured housing associations. As President, Mr. Stinebert serves as the association's chief executive officer. His primary responsibilities include serving as the industry's national spokesman to Congress and the general public; expanding factory-built housing's market share; promoting the industry's image, and maintaining a highly respected and effective government affairs program in Washington. Prior to coming to MHI, Mr. Stinebert was the President of the National Concrete Masonry Association in Herndon, Virginia. His previous positions included serving as the Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Subcontractors Association and Executive Director of the Wall and Ceiling Industry - International. Profile
TWST: Can we start with a quick overview of the Manufactured Housing


Mr. Stinebert: MHI represents 85% of the manufactured homes produced in

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