Another Wisconsin Company to Manufacture OPE Engines

Certified Parts Corporation (CPC) of Janesville, WI, has announced it has entered into an agreement with LCT, (Liquid Combustion Technology) of Travelers Rest, SC, to jointly manufacture air-cooled engines for the outdoor power equipment market.

The agreement will provide CPC with engineering, manufacturing and sales capabilities allowing it to reintroduce the Snow King line of snowthrower engines and other engines formally manufactured and sold by TecumsehPower. The engines will be exclusively represented by LCT, and sold under the Snow King, Lauson and LCT brands and serviced exclusively by CPC and the existing TecumsehPower dealer/distributor network. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

LCT’s current horizontal 4-stroke gasoline engine product offering will be extended with this agreement and will also allow CPC and LCT to provide single cylinder and V-twin vertical engines to outdoor power equipment manufacturers. According to Larry Zeman, vice president of Winter Engine Products for LCT, “This establishes LCT as an engine manufacturer of choice as it continues to engineer a new generation of power."

LCT only manufactures utility engines with sales and distribution operations throughout the USA, Canada, China and Europe. For more information please contact LCT at 1-877-274-2214 (Press 2) regarding the purchase of a wide range of Snow King, Lauson and LCT engine models. Additional information on LCT can be found at their website: LCT USA.

Certified Parts Corporation purchased certain assets of TecumsehPower Company in 2009, and provides production engines and parts for TecumsehPower (Lauson) engines. In 2010, CPC purchased the assets of Hoffco/Comet and has restarted production in their Wisconsin facilities. CPC is also a large supplier of vintage parts for the recreational vehicle industry. More information regarding CPC can be found at Certified Parts Corp. or by calling (608)-752-9441 ext 10.

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