CPC, LCT sign engine manufacturing agreement

Certified Parts Corporation (CPC) of Janesville, Wis., announced Sept. 1 that it has entered into an agreement with Liquid Combustion Technology (LCT) of Travelers Rest, S.C., 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 snow thrower engines and other engines formally manufactured and sold by TecumsehPower. The engines will be exclusively represented by LCT; sold under the Snow King, Lauson and LCT brands; and serviced exclusively by CPC and the existing TecumsehPower dealer/distributor network. Traditionally, the Snow King line of engines has powered more snow throwers than all other brands combined. 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 allow CPC and LCT to provide single-cylinder and V-twin vertical engines to outdoor power equipment manufacturers. According to Larry Zeman, VP 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 United States, Canada, China and Europe. For more information, contact LCT at (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 www.LCTUSA.com

CPC 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 its Wisconsin facilities. CPC is also a large supplier of vintage parts for the recreational vehicle industry. More information regarding CPC can be found at www.CertifiedPartsCorp.com or by calling (608) 752-9441, ext 10.

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