Taylor Made acquires 80,000-square-foot building to expand distribution and manufacturing footprint
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.
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 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; branded towing products; truck accessories, electronic components; and other accessories. Additional information about LCI and its products can be found at LCI1.com.
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3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514