MHI Design Award for Multi-Section Homes Goes to Palm Harbor Homes
May 10, 2019 - The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) honored members’ achievements in the manufactured and modular housing industry who lead the way in providing outstanding products, customer service, creative solutions and state of the art homes on May 6 and 7 during its National Communities Council Spring Forum and Congress and Expo in New Orleans. With the MHI Excellence in Manufactured Housing Awards, MHI is leading the industry in recognizing manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, lenders, and industry innovators.
This year, Palm Harbor is proud to announce that the MHI Design Award for Manufactured Home Design – Multi-section was awarded to Gary Atchison,the Engineering Manager at Palm Harbor Homes in Millersburg, Oregon, for his home design, The Lakeport. MHI award winners are chosen by their peers and a panel of industry experts.
The design goal for the Lakeport model was to overcome the industry-wide difficulty of constructing sidewalls with pronounced features and extended eaves that create a more “site built” look without interfering with shipping width restrictions.
The design goal for the Lakeport model was to overcome the industry-wide difficulty of constructing sidewalls with pronounced features and extended eaves that create a more “site built” look without interfering with shipping width restrictions. By the redesigning a single truss to allow for multiple bearing points, Gary and Palm Harbor developed this 1,343 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bath model manufactured home that features 24” eave overhangs, boxed-out windows and selectively recessed sidewall and entry areas.
“The award recipients exemplify how far the industry has come just in the past year, and where we are headed,” said MHI President & CEO Richard Jennison. “Manufacturers, suppliers, lenders, community owners and retailers work together to create innovative products using the latest technology to help the industry grow, all the while helping people to have a quality, affordable home.”
MHI award winners were chosen by their peers and a panel of industry experts. Recipients have shown leadership and commitment to the industry during the last year and MHI is honored to showcase their commitment. The design awards recognize excellence and encourage innovation in manufactured and modular home design and production.