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Lippert Components® and Kinro® relocate RV thermoforming production to Indiana; Axle production slated for Texas

August 20, 2013

ELKHART, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®), and its sister company Kinro, Inc.®, collectively one of the largest suppliers of plastic bathroom and kitchen products to the RV and manufactured housing industries, have moved RV thermoforming plastics production from a Waxahachie, Texas, facility to Elkhart, Ind. This move will allow their Plastics Division to grow, while also opening up space for the Texas facility to begin axle production.

“It was a natural move for us to relocate a portion of our thermoforming manufacturing to Indiana,” said LCI President Scott Mereness. “The new location allows us to collaborate more closely with customers on product development. Further, we will use the open manufacturing space in Texas for axle production. Now both of these product lines have room to grow and are strategically positioned closer to the customer base they will primarily serve.”

The Plastics Division moved into a newly outfitted 103,000-square-foot facility in Elkhart. The new Plastics Division facility produces CSA-certified Better Bath® product line of bathtubs, shower receptors, tub and shower wall surrounds and kitchen sinks; as well as wheel-well liners, storage boxes, panels for fifth-wheel fronts and slide-out panels.

The Texas facility should begin producing axles for utility and horse trailer manufactures in Texas, Oklahoma and surrounding areas in early September. The Texas facility will also continue manufacturing windows and thermoformed products for other industries that LCI and Kinro serve.

General Manager Bill Mitchell said, “Our decision to move production of our plastic RV products to Elkhart is another example of our commitment to continually improve and meet customer needs. We’re excited to begin producing axles for customers in the space freed up from the move.”

About Lippert

With over 90 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, Lippert™ is a leading, global manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered products and customized solutions dedicated to shaping, growing, and bettering the RV, marine, automotive, commercial vehicle, and building products industries, and their adjacent markets. Lippert also serves a broad array of aftermarket segments, supplying best-in-class products designed to enhance recreational pursuits, both on the road and on the water. From powerful towing technology and automated RV leveling systems, to boating furniture and one-of-a-kind shade solutions — Lippert combines strategic manufacturing capabilities with the power of our winning team culture to deliver unrivaled Customer Service, award-winning Innovation, and premium Products to every industry and person we serve.

3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514