A couple of weeks ago I told you about the significance of August 1st – it’s my birthday (big deal), and also the day that the features of the LCN 4040XP are incorporated into the standard 4040 closer (BIG DEAL!). Every 4040 closer ordered from today forward will be shipped as a 4040XP – with the larger and stronger pinion, bigger bearings, and stronger teeth geometry. If you have questions about the changes, check out this FAQ document.
I’d like to take this opportunity to address a rumor I heard recently, which was passed from a manufacturer’s rep for another company to one of our local customers. The rep told our customer, with assurance that it was absolutely true, that LCN closers are now made in China. Nothing could be further from the truth. LCN closers are made in Princeton, Illinois, as they have been since WAY before I was born. Maybe the rumor was based on one of the 4040 knockoffs…here’s another one that was recently sent in to LCN for warranty repair (the arm looks like it has seen better days) – it’s a knockoff mounted on an LCN drop plate!
I’ve been to Princeton a couple of times, and I was most impressed by the passion of the LCN employees. They put together this video to share that passion and commitment with everyone who hasn’t made it to Princeton (yet).