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MaxLite Establishes Inaugural Product Assembly Facility in West Caldwell, NJ
Lighting Innovator Expands Work Force and Capabilities
West Caldwell, New Jersey---To create new jobs and invest in long-term growth, MaxLite® established its first-ever U.S. assembly line and expanded its work force and capabilities, thus meeting the requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA). During the last 16 months, MaxLite, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of award-winning MaxLED® luminaires and lamps, has created nearly three dozen new positions, including more than 20 located in its New Jersey headquarters.
“The assembly operation is the beginning of a new era for our company,” said MaxLite President and CEO, Yon W. Sung. “Based on the increased demand and a strong response to our latest LED fixtures and lamps, we are expanding our U.S. operations with a new assembly facility, supported by new capabilities and staff members.”
MaxLite’s assembly facility includes an initial 5,000 square feet for the assembly line in the New Jersey corporate headquarters. Within the initial lineup for assembly are state-of-the-art LED Flat Panels, featured in the popular FlatMax™ collection, with Outdoor LED Fixtures and Linear Fluorescent Fixtures set to begin assembly soon. Zenny Haczyk, Global Operations Manager, oversees the assembly staff and works closely with quality control, shipping and other departments. More than a dozen new employees will be hired in the near future.
West Caldwell, New Jersey Mayor Joseph Tempesta Jr., Councilman Stanley W. Hladik and distinguished guests joined the MaxLite family of employees at a ribbon-cutting ceremony that celebrated the grand opening of its new product assembly line on Friday, July 13 at 3 p.m.
Visit http://www.maxlite.com/PDFs/PR/PRkit/MaxLiteRibbonCuttingPhotos.zip for high-resolution images of the U.S. assembly line ribbon cutting ceremony. For video coverage of the event, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onXREeZmFDM.
About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA)
On Feb. 13, 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 at the urging of President Obama, who signed it into law four days later. A direct response to the economic crisis, the Recovery Act has three immediate goals: create new jobs and save existing ones; spur economic activity and invest in long-term growth; and foster unprecedented levels of accountability and transparency in government spending.
The Recovery Act intended to achieve those goals by providing $787 billion in tax cuts and benefits for millions of working families and businesses, funding for entitlement programs such as unemployment benefits, and funding for federal contracts, grants and loans.
About MaxLite (www.maxlite.com)
Inheriting global manufacturing and marketing expertise that dates back to 1955, MaxLite was one of the first movers into LED technology in the industry. Committed to energy efficiency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2009, MaxLite established the MaxLED® brand, an extensive line of indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures featuring innovative LED luminaires and lamps using the latest state-of-the-art LED technology, ranging from the award-winning Flat Panel collection, to the best-selling outdoor lineup, Plug-and-Play light bars and lamps.
Out of the company’s two main distribution centers, conveniently located in West Caldwell, New Jersey and Rancho Cucamonga, California, MaxLite ships products within the continental United States within one to three days on standard orders. Through MaxLite’s innovative research and development capabilities in its California office, MaxLite continues to be at the forefront of energy efficient technologies. For more information about MaxLite and its products, call 800-555-5629, fax 973-244-7333, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet us at https://twitter.com/maxlitenewsroom.