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Taylor Made acquires 80,000-square-foot building to expand distribution and manufacturing footprint

January 14, 2019

Johnstown, NY. — Taylor Made Group, LLC (“Taylor Made”), a Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) company, announces today that Taylor Made has acquired the 80,000-square-foot facility formerly owned by Swany America Corporation (“Swany”) in Johnstown, New York. Taylor Made’s purchase will allow the Company to relocate its distribution and shipping operations to the new facility. In addition, Swany will continue to occupy a portion of the building through a leaseback with Taylor Made.

Taylor Made’s distribution operations will be transitioned from Taylor Made’s Harrison Street facility, a 120,000-square-foot building located less than a mile from the Swany building, to the Swany building. This will allow Taylor Made to utilize the Harrison Street facility for additional growth within the marine manufacturing marketplace.

The Harrison Street building will now be dedicated to future manufacturing expansion, either through organic business growth or as additional marine accessory manufacturers join the Taylor Made brand.

“This purchase is a considerable investment for us and represents our continued commitment to the Gloversville community and to the growth of marine manufacturing right here in Taylor Made’s hometown,” said Jason Pajonk-Taylor, Vice President for Taylor Made. “We’re very excited to officially be taking this step.”

“The additional space will allow our Aftermarket business to continue its growth path in current and future manufacturing processes as we look to build on the momentum we’ve built over the last several years,” added David Karpinski, General Manager for Taylor Made Aftermarket.

About Taylor Made Group, LLC
Headquartered in Gloversville, N.Y., Taylor Made Group, LLC operates facilities in the United States, the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom — with additional licensed affiliates in Australia, New Zealand, and Poland. In business for over 100 years, Taylor Made Group is one of the recreational marine industry’s leading and most diversified suppliers. Additionally, Taylor Made Group provides products to numerous other industries, including the agriculture, construction, powersports, mass transit, emergency, utility, golf, automotive industries and more. Employing over 1,100 associates, Taylor Made Group distributes its products through a worldwide distribution network.

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.

Lippert
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514
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