Drew Industries targets third-party buyers, eyes steel alternatives

May 06, 2013 | 04:13 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Drew Industries, Lippert Components, Kinro, Jason Lippert, earnings, first quarter, 2013, extrusion material substitution

CHICAGO — Drew Industries Inc. is increasingly selling aluminum extrusions to third parties as well as looking to offer aluminum alternatives to steel parts, an executive said.

The White Plains, N.Y.-based parts maker for the manufactured home and recreational vehicle (RV) markets has been selling aluminum extrusions to outside parties "going back a few quarters," according to Jason Lippert, who serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Drew subsidiaries Lippert Components Inc. and Kinro Inc. Lippert will become Drew’s president and chief executive officer when Fred Zinn retires May 10 (amm.com, Feb. 13).....

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