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Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced that Austin Adams has been promoted to sales manager, overseeing LCI’s e-coating sales. Adams will promote LCI’s e-coating capabilities to emerging markets including military, heavy industrial, marine, construction, and building products.

According to a press release, Adams has been with LCI for two years and has “accumulated knowledge of LCI’s broad range of coating operations.”

Over the last few years, LCI has converted a 244,000-square-foot facility that housed chassis manufacturing operations and coating operations to a facility that is solely focused on e-coating. The goal of this conversion was to be able to better service the e-coating industry.

“Austin’s passion has always been coating operations. When we shifted the facility’s focus to e-coating operations, he was eager to get involved,” commented Joe Thompson, general manager of LCI Plant 72. “His passion and excitement for the product and his overall energy make him a great person to lead the sales charge for e-coatings.”

At 50 feet long, the e-coating tanks at LCI Plant 72 have one of the largest available e-coat capacity in the U.S. With additional capabilities in powder coating, CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating), as well as weld and fabrication capabilities, Plant 72 can provide the e-coating process for several industries.

“Since I joined Team LCI, we’ve worked to identify growth opportunities that will help take us to the next level. I’m lucky to be working with such a tremendous team, and I’m excited to see where we can go from here,” said Adams.

Austin can be reached at [email protected]