MH Professionals Set Sights on Louisville’s Kentucky Expo Center

KEC 2023 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show
Kentucky Expo Center is the venue for the 2023 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show Jan. 18-20. Industry professionals only.

A Welcome Return for the Manufactured Housing Industry in Kentucky

The Louisville Manufactured Housing Show makes its grand return next week, with thousands of industry professionals making their way to Kentucky for networking, education, and to lay eyes on all the latest product and services being offered.

Last held in 2020 just weeks prior to the Pandemic shutdown, The Louisville Show is the jump start to the year, preparation for the spring selling season, and the event that provides the most factory-built homes to tour in a single space.

“The Louisville Show is legendary in the industry. It’s the place a lot of deals get done, it sets the tone for the year, it welcomes so many new players in the industry, and shows all the greatest innovations,” Show Chairman Eric Oaks said. “It’s a gathering everyone in the industry looks forward to each year, and having taken time off through the last couple of years, I feel this event is going to be something really special.”

In 2023, the show dates Jan. 18-20, and the event venue is once again the Kentucky Exposition Center, the second largest convention center in the Midwest (to McCormick Place in Chicago), and the sixth largest such venue in the United States. The 1.1 million square foot facility was opened in 1956 and continues to be among the top economic drivers for the city of Louisville.

The show runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. local time the first two days of the show, and on Friday runs from 8 a.m. to noon, is open to industry professionals only, and is free of charge for non-exhibiting attendees. All attendees will be provided ample opportunity for networking with other attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and organizers.

What We Will See at the KEC

Interior details of Cavco’s Sandalwood XL, among the collection of homes to be on display for manufactured housing professionals attending The Louisville Show, Jan. 18-20 at KEC.

Organizers for the 2023 event have put together a compelling lineup of speakers, presenters, and panelists on a wide range of topics, from sales and lending, to marketing, community management, and more. Champion Homes CEO Mark Yost will be the keynote speaker, and rightfully so. Industry professionals who have seen Yost present readily note how easily he speaks off the cuff, is able to relay mounds of technical and financial information, and above all, keeps any talk lively and interesting.

More than 100 service and supply professionals will be set up and ready for questions and answers. And representatives from multiple manufacturers will be situated in and around more than two dozen homes on display, where industry professionals can tour, gather literature on the offerings, and ask questions about the new homes.

Among the builders that will have homes in Louisville is Cavco Industries, the nation’s third-largest builder of manufactured homes. It will have seven models to show, including new homes from the Fairmont and Fleetwood brands. The largest of the models is the 1,920 square-foot, four-bedroom, two-bath Sandalwood XL by Fleetwood, and the most efficient floor plan in the group is The Phoenix from Cavco with three bedrooms and two baths in a 990-square foot floorplan.

Other industry builders with homes at the show are Skyline Champion, Clayton, Adventure, Ritz-Craft, and Prime Factory Built.

The Louisville Show has been running for more than 60 years and continues to be one of the prime industry gatherings for manufactured housing professionals. It is organized by the Midwest Manufactured Housing Federation, which represents associations in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan.

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