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Lippert gears up for local community outreach

Lippert gears up for local community outreach

ELKHART — Lippert Components (LCI) has announced details of its upcoming community service day April 22 at all of LCI’s facilities.

LCI employees from the company’s U.S. plant locations will descend upon their respective local communities to volunteer at public places and local recreational areas. Each LCI plant location has teamed with their local officials and parks departments to coordinate the multi-location outreach event.

LCI employees will tackle service projects at more than 30 parks and recreational areas. LCI’s corporate headquarters will head to Ideal Beach in Elkhart, while LCI’s South Bend and Fort Wayne, Ind., and its non-Indiana plants will work with local officials to plant trees, beautify public spaces like zoos, parks, beaches and green spaces.

In true community fashion, generous donations made by Martin ACE Hardware of Middlebury, Ind., have helped provide the necessary tools to complete LCI’s Community Day work, the release explained.

“It is really neat to see LCI stepping up and taking care of their employees and community. We wanted to be part of that,” said Shannon Martin, of Martin ACE Hardware.

The store’s owners, Shannon and Larry Martin, donated tools worth thousands of dollars’ in a generous show of support of the event.

“We felt it was important to plan a collective action event as part of our 100,000 hours initiative. With so many plants and team members all across the country and in Canada and Italy, we wanted to offer a specific event to encourage volunteerism and community collaboration, and we wanted to make the process of helping as easy as possible for our teams,” commented Michilah Grimes, LCI’s director of philanthropic partnerships.

“By fostering collective opportunities for community involvement, we’re creating an ‘all-for-one’ mentality. We’ve found it to be really inspiring for our teams and their philanthropic efforts,” he added.

LCI’s Community Day is part of the company’s “100,000 Hours of Community Service” social responsibility initiative. LCI has invited all of its team members and family members to participate in LCI’s Community Day as well as other community outreach efforts throughout 2017.

“Giving back to all of our communities and to each other is at the core of what we do. The social responsibility we have as a Company, now 8,000 team members/families strong, is tremendous,” said Jason Lippert, LCI’s CEO. “Community Day is an exceptionally special day for us. It’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the communities that have supported us over the last 60 years.”

For more information on LCI’s Community Day and the 100,000 Hours of Community Service initiative, contact Michilah Grimes at

SOURCE: Lippert Components press release

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