Protecting your team is smart business. Not only is it the right thing to do, but reducing workers’ compensation claims helps the bottom line. One way to do this is by adding running boards and steps to your work van; accessories that make for more sure-footed access. Your search for these safety-enhancing products will involve many brands, including Luverne. And it’s natural to ask if Luverne products are good quality and wonder if the company is a superior brand. We’ll explore the answers and more as we highlight Luverne in this article.
Founded in 1963, Luverne was established in Luverne, Minnesota, a community close to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The company’s first offering was a painted steel bumper for pickup trucks. More products were added over the following decades, including heavy-duty grille guards and running boards. Distribution efforts expanded throughout the Midwest.
In the 1980s, Luverne moved to a 206,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Brandon, South Dakota. Product development also expanded to include tubular grille guards, nerf bars, and side-entry steps. In 2016, Luverne became part of CURT Manufacturing (which is now owned by Elkhart, Indiana-based Lippert Components), a multi-brand firm focused on automotive aftermarket accessories and components. Luverne is now headquartered in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
A review of various websites reveals mostly praise for Luverne products. Feedback like “Installation was simple and everything fit to factory conditions on the vehicle,” and “Awesome running boards, very sturdy, very easy to install” are typical comments. Criticism is rare, but these less-favorable reviews focus on installation challenges.
Luverne customer service is available by phone (877-287-8634: extension 2 for product support, and extension 3 for customer service). An online contact form is also available via Luverne’s website. Through its online Luverne University, customers can access an extensive collection of product resources, including videos and detailed literature.
Luverne includes a multi-tiered limited warranty on its productions. All items are covered for life against defects in workmanship or materials. Components and parts are warranted for one year. Products with a polished stainless steel surface have a lifetime finishings warranty. The surfaces of other items are covered for one to five years, depending on the material. Luverne’s warranty only applies to the original purchaser and the first installation of the product.
The company’s widely-regarding running boards make getting in and out of a work van easier. At the same time, the Grip Step surface reduces slipping (an essential feature during rain and snow).
Thanks to extra traction offered by the Grip Step surface, workers can more easily and safely access the cargo area through the rear doors.
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