Elkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) is pleased to announce that its Quick Drop® Tongue Jack was named a finalist in the inaugural RVBusiness RISE (Recognizing Innovation & Supplier Excellence) Awards program. The RISE Awards are designed to honor the best and most innovative new OEM and aftermarket products marketed by RV industry component suppliers for the 2019 model year.
Finalists were selected by an independent panel of judges based on innovation, functionality, customer acceptance, competitive impact, performance measures and other criteria.
“The judges deliberated privately, but several mentioned how difficult it was to make their selections as there were many innovative products among the entries. In that respect, the 2019 RISE Awards finalists have much to be proud of,” said RVB Editor Bruce Hampson who, along with RVB Managing Editor Rick Kessler, facilitated the awards program.
LCI was recognized as a RISE Award finalist during the 2019 RV Industry Awards ceremony at “RVX: The RV Experience,” hosted by the RV Industry Association (RVIA) on March 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah. At that time, the overall RISE Award winners in each category (OEM and Aftermarket) were announced live on stage.
The Quick Drop Tongue Jack by LCI is the first of its kind to allow the user to extend and retract the jack using a power drill and ¾" socket head. Users can simply flip over the manual crank handle to expose a ¾" hex nut, insert the socket head and use a power drill to extend and retract the Quick Drop Tongue Jack in seconds, without the exhaustive hand-cranking. The Quick Drop Tongue Jack saves time and energy when uncoupling and re-hooking the trailer and is competitively priced at about the same rate as other manual crank jacks on the market today.
“We’re honored to be recognized as a RISE Award finalist for the Quick Drop Tongue Jack. This product is another example of LCI’s dedication to serving our partners and consumers with innovative options to enhance the recreational lifestyle,” said Mark Boessler, LCI’s Vice President of Aftermarket Sales.
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 LippertComponents.com.
Lippert Components, Inc.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514
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