Elkhart, IN (PRWEB) October 02, 2013
Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE: DW), parent company of Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI™) and Kinro®, Inc., recently completed its previously announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from White Plains, N.Y., to Elkhart, and to expand its Indiana manufacturing operations.
At 11 a.m. today, Oct. 2, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore and President of the Goshen City Council Jim McKee will join Jason Lippert, Chief Executive Officer of Drew Industries, LCI and Kinro, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new corporate headquarters, located at 3501 County Road 6 East in Elkhart. In addition to housing executive, managerial, sales and shared services staff, the facility also houses Kinro’s Indiana-based thermoforming operation.
“Consolidating our corporate functions near our Indiana-based manufacturing operations will result in a greater exchange of ideas and expertise and allow us to better serve our customers,” said Jason Lippert. “We greatly appreciate the support we have received from the state of Indiana, Elkhart County and the cities of Elkhart and Goshen during this process, and we look forward to celebrating the opening of our new corporate headquarters.”
The new facility gives Drew Industries room for growth, with 50,000 square feet of office space and 110,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehousing space.
“This new facility allows us to have our executive team under one roof,” said Drew President Scott Mereness. “Centralizing our management and shared services personnel will improve communications and cultivate our tradition of long-term team building. It also provides a larger home for Kinro’s thermoforming operation with room for continued expansion.”
About Drew Industries:
From 31 factories located throughout the United States, Drew Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Kinro and Lippert Components, supplies a full line of components for the leading manufacturers of recreational vehicles and manufactured homes. In addition, Drew manufactures components for adjacent industries including buses; trailers used to haul boats, livestock, equipment and other cargo; truck caps; modular housing; and factory-built mobile office units. Drew’s products include steel chassis; vinyl and aluminum windows and screens; slide-out mechanisms and solutions; axles and suspension solutions; furniture and mattresses; thermoformed bath, kitchen and other products; manual, electric and hydraulic stabilizer and lifting systems; chassis components; entry, baggage, patio and ramp doors; entry steps; awnings; electronics; aluminum extrusions; and other accessories. Additional information about Drew and its products can be found at http://www.drewindustries.com.
Drew Industries Incorporated
3501 County Road 6 East
Goshen, IN 46514