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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 Lippert Components®

From over 65 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout the United States and in Canada, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom, Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®), a subsidiary of LCI Industries (NYSE:LCII), supplies a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading original equipment manufacturers of the leisure and mobile transportation industries, consisting 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. LCI also supplies 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 chassis 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; furniture and mattresses; entry, luggage, patio, and ramp doors; electric and manual entry steps; awnings and awning accessories; electronic components; televisions and sound systems; navigation systems; backup cameras; appliances; and other accessories. Additional information about Lippert Components and its products can be found at

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