ELKHART, Ind. — Lippert Components will no longer exclusively distribute RV steps manufactured by HSM Transportation Solutions, formerly Hickory Springs Manufacturing, the company announced today.
LCI is in the process of notifying and changing over its RV manufacturer customer base from the Hickory Step to its own brand of manual steel radius steps and its hybrid aluminum Alumi-Tread Step, which is already standard on many RV brands.
LCI’s Chief Executive Officer Jason Lippert does not expect any adverse impact for its customer base going forward.
“In the end, we believe this move better serves our OEM and aftermarket customers,” said Jason. “We want to make sure that LCI can continue to grow and innovate at the rapid pace that the industry is known for.”
LCI Vice President of RV Sales Andy Murray said this development makes the company more nimble to address industry needs.
“By no longer being tied to an exclusive agreement, we believe we can respond more quickly to customer requirements,” said Murray.
SOURCE: Lippert Components press release