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Lippert Components will no longer exclusively distribute HSM RV steps

March 15, 2016

Elkhart, IN — Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) will no longer exclusively distribute RV steps manufactured by HSM Transportation Solutions, formerly Hickory Springs Manufacturing. LCI is in the process of notifying and changing over its OEM customer base from the Hickory Step to its own brand of manual steel radius steps and its popular hybrid aluminum Alumi-Tread Step®, which is already standard on many RV brands.

LCI’s Chief Executive Officer Jason Lippert does not expect any adverse impact for its customer base going forward. “In the end, we believe this move better serves our OEM and aftermarket customers,” said Jason. “We want to make sure that LCI can continue to grow and innovate at the rapid pace that the industry is known for.”

LCI Vice President of RV Sales Andy Murray says this development makes the company more nimble to address industry needs. “By no longer being tied to an exclusive agreement, we believe we can respond more quickly to customer requirements,” said Murray. “Our Alumi-Tread Step is a great example of this – customers requested a more attractive entry step at a competitive price, and we were able to quickly develop and launch the product. Our rapid innovation has always been one of our strengths as a company, and this change frees us up to focus more on customer satisfaction.”

For information, manufacturers can contact Brian Hess at Aftermarket dealers, retailers and distributers can contact for more information.

About LCI Industries ®

From over 90 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America and Europe, LCI Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, LCI, supplies, domestically and internationally, a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading OEMs in the recreation and transportation product markets, consisting primarily of recreational vehicles and adjacent industries, including buses; trailers used to haul boats, livestock, equipment, and other cargo; trucks; boats; trains; manufactured homes; and modular housing. The Company also supplies engineered components to the related aftermarkets of these industries primarily by selling to retail dealers, wholesale distributors, and service centers. LCI's products include steel chassis and related components; axles and suspension solutions; slide-out mechanisms and solutions; thermoformed bath, kitchen, and other products; vinyl, aluminum, and frameless windows; manual, electric, and hydraulic stabilizer and leveling systems; entry, luggage, patio, and ramp doors; furniture and mattresses; electric and manual entry steps; awnings and awning accessories; towing products; truck accessories; electronic components; and other accessories. Additional information about LCI and its products can be found at

Lippert Components, Inc.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514