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Two of Lippert Components’ products score in the 2nd annual RISE awards

February 07, 2020

Elkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) announces today that recently acquired subsidiary, CURT Manufacturing, LLC, is the top winner in the 2nd annual RISE (Recognizing Innovation & Supplier Excellence) Awards, which are designed to honor the best and most innovative new products marketed by RV industry component suppliers for the 2020 model year.

CURT’s BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale was the overall RISE Award winner in the aftermarket category. A Bluetooth®-enabled, smartphone-compatible mobile towing scale, BetterWeigh is an innovative, compact device that plugs into a tow vehicle’s diagnostic port (OBD-II) and measures the real-time weight of the vehicle and trailer, cargo/payload, tongue weight, pin weight, weight distribution, and trailer brake gain, and conveniently displays them on the user’s Apple or Android phone.

The BetterWeigh mobile towing scale also won the Best New Product Award at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas in the Exterior Accessories category and the 2020 Global Media Award.
“At CURT, we are constantly striving to develop advanced concepts and new product innovations that consumers will find useful in everyday life. Our team put in a ton of effort to see this product to fruition, and we’re very proud of it,” said Jesse Bauer, Director of Product Management for CURT.

The SureShade® ATF Automated RV Shade by Lippert Components, Inc. was named a finalist in the RISE Awards Aftermarket category and was first introduced to the RV industry at the RVX show. The SureShade features Sunbrella marine fabrics for optimal outdoor performance, no vertical support poles to disrupt head clearance, and patented cambered roller and cross-bar components for aesthetics and rain run-off.

“SureShade has been outfitting boats in the marine industry for over 10 years, and we are pleased to bring our market-proven telescoping sunshade design to the RV industry. Our outdoor-grade shades are built to withstand winds up to 55 MPH and can provide a variety of recreational vehicles with a robust shade system that is unlike any other awning product on the market,” said Dana Russikoff, SureShade Business Leader.

About LCI Industries ®

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 primarily 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; towing products; truck accessories; electronic components; and other accessories. Additional information about LCI and its products can be found at

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