Did Fleetwood Sell to Clayton Homes??? - Posted by hoss

Posted by Jim (FL) on July 06, 2005 at 16:17:49:

No. They did buy Karsten Homes and now produce more homes than the other top 10 manufacturers combined. Here is a link to an article you might enjoy:

Did Fleetwood Sell to Clayton Homes??? - Posted by hoss

Posted by hoss on July 05, 2005 at 17:40:48:

Does anyone know about this Potential merger?

Will they close the Fleetwood stores and sell off the inventory cheap?

Re: Did Fleetwood Sell to Clayton Homes??? - Posted by osupsycho (OK)

Posted by osupsycho (OK) on July 06, 2005 at 08:37:09:

Got this in my Manufactured Housing update last week:

Clayton Homes Agrees to Buy Karsten Homes
06.27.2005, 04:41 PM

Clayton Homes, a unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said late Monday that it agreed to purchase manufactured home builder Karsten Homes.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed. The company will be integrated into CMH Manufacturing Inc., the manufacturing group of Clayton Homes. The acquisition is expected to be completed within the next 60 days.

Founded in 1995, Karsten Homes operates 4 manufacturing facilities in Sacramento, Calif., Albuquerque, New Mexico, Stayton, Oregon, and Breckenridge, Texas. Karsten builds more than 1,700 HUD and modular coded homes annually, and employs 700 workers.

Karsten distributes their homes through a network of 154 independent housing retailers, in more than 14 states. The company said Harry Karsten and his management team will remain in their present roles.

Rick Strachan, president of CMH Manufacturing, stated, “The four Karsten production facilities dovetail nicely with our other facilities in the west, complementing the existing product line, allowing us to increasingly satisfy customer demand.”

Analyst call this week 7-7-05 for Fleetwood - Posted by Tabs

Posted by Tabs on July 06, 2005 at 08:28:58:

Analyst call this week might shed some light!

Re: Did Fleetwood Sell to Clayton Homes??? - Posted by ray@lcorn

Posted by ray@lcorn on July 05, 2005 at 17:48:49:

Haven’t heard they bought Fleetwood, but did see a thing in the paper last week that Clayton purchased Karsten Homes, a manufacturer with several plants in the west.

Of course, with Warren Buffet’s checkbook to play with CMH may well corner the whole industry.


Re: Did Fleetwood Sell to Clayton Homes??? - Posted by kennabrew

Posted by kennabrew on September 04, 2005 at 23:08:57:

Did Karsten Sacramento manufacture and sell mobile homes in 1999 that were shoddily built - improper skylights, improperly installed?