Lippert acquires specialist metal fabricator Trazcor Inc

Leading RV components firm Lippert Components Inc has announced the acquisition of substantially all of the business assets of specialist metal fabrication firm Trazcor Inc. Based in Goshen, Indiana in the United States, Trazcor has more than 30 years of experience in utilising innovative technology to supply custom aluminium sidewalls and panels to the recreation and transportation OEM markets.

Ryan Smith, president of Lippert’s OEM segment, said: “The Trazcor product line fits nicely into Lippert’s core manufacturing competencies. Every year Lippert purchases approximately 500,000 tons of steel and 4,000 tons of aluminium, so there are immediate synergies that our two companies can realize. We are very close to the majority of Trazcor’s existing customers and will continue to deliver the level of service that they have come to expect from Lippert. We are excited to welcome the Trazcor team to the Lippert family and are looking forward to a bright future together.”

In addition to providing aluminium sidewalls to the North American RV industry, Trazcor also supplies custom fabricated products to the utility trailer and marine industries. The company’s 80,000sqft facility in Goshen has the capabilities to process aluminium coil in multiple forms and sizes to furnish brake, mesa and multi-blank panels in over 50 unique colours. Lippert is no stranger to the metal fabrication business, vertically integrating their own metal fabrication needs in 1998 with a facility in Goshen which now incorporates over 153,000 square feet of brake presses, coil fed, roll-form and precision CNC machines.

Michael Koronkiewicz, who joined Lippert in November after a five-year career as VP of sales with Welch Packaging will be leading the Trazcor sales effort. He said: “There is a lot of positive energy about the opportunities that this acquisition provides. We are looking forward to growing our existing relationships within the industry and are excited to add this great product to our current product offering.”

Michael can be reached at +1 574 536 7803 for additional questions on this new product line for Lippert.