Industry & Services >> Analyst Interviews >> June 16, 2003

Manufactured Housing: John Diffendal – Bb&t Capital Markets

JOHN H. DIFFENDAL, CFA, Senior Vice President of BB&T Capital Markets, joined Equity Research in August 2000 as a senior analyst in the Nashville office, where he covers the manufactured housing sector. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Partner with J.C. Bradford & Co. in Nashville from December 1984 until Bradford was acquired by Paine Webber in June 2000. During his tenure there, he served as Director of Research from January 1993 until November 1999 and served on several management and capital committees. Previously, he worked for Wheat First Securities in Research and Investment Strategy from May 1976 until November 1984. He received a BS in Commerce with distinction from the McIntire School of the University of Virginia. As the owner of a 200-year-old federal home in Franklin, Tennessee, his non- business interests include historical preservation. Profile
TWST: John, what has gone on in this group over the past year or

so from a business point of view?

Mr. Diffendal: The manufactured housing industry has gone through

more challenges than it has