Lippert Components Founder and Patriarch Lawrence Larry Lippert to Be Inducted Into Rv Mh Hall of Fame in August
March 6, 2013
Goshen, Ind. - Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®), is pleased to announce that its founder, Larry Lippert, will be inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana on Aug. 5 at the annual Heritage Foundation Induction Dinner.
After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Larry returned home with little money and no formal education. After two years at Redman Industries, Larry founded Lippert Components in 1956 in a small facility in Alma, Michigan, first supplying to the manufactured housing industry with aluminum and steel roofing.
In 1959, he began LCI’s chassis and chassis parts business. The company enjoyed steady growth until Larry’s retirement in 1977 when he handed the reigns to his son, L. Douglas Lippert. Today, as part of Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE:DW), LCI is one of the largest suppliers to the mobile home and recreational vehicle industries, employing more than 5,100 people in 11 states.
Larry’s grandson Jason currently serves as CEO of LCI and could not be more proud of his grandfather and the legacy he left behind. “I am very thankful to the Hall of Fame for selecting my grandfather – he is great man and so very worthy of this honor,” said Jason Lippert. “It means a lot not only to me and my family and those inside and outside the industry who know my grandpa, but also to the employees of our company that its founder is being recognized for the mark he left on this industry. I have always looked up to my grandfather and father as mentors and on behalf of the entire team here at Lippert, I can say that we are truly proud to be serving out the legacy 57 years after he founded this company.”
Today, Larry is 87 and still lives with his wife of 66 years, Dorothy, in Alma, Michigan. At the RV/MH Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Larry’s extraordinary family will surround him, including his two sons, six grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
Commenting on the upcoming event, Larry Lippert said, “While I certainly appreciate this recognition, it is the employees who make up the company. I’d like to thank everyone who was involved with LCI from the very beginning and helped me to make it a success. Without these folks, none of this would be possible.”
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.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514