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Amerlux To Relocate Campus to Oakland, New Jersey, Manufacturing Facility

Area Development Online News Desk (09/11/2013)
An innovative leader of energy efficient interior and exterior lighting for the retail, supermarket and commercial market segments, Amerlux, will relocate its Fairfield, New Jersey corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities to a new 190,000 square foot facility in Oakland, New Jersey.

The company said its new facility will encompass more than 70 percent additional space, featuring state-of-the-art lean manufacturing processes for both interior and exterior lighting products. The facility will feature a warehouse wire-guidance system that will reduce costs and increase quality.

In addition, the campus will house showroom displays, testing areas and a first-class location to run lighting designer CPE courses. New metal fabrication equipment and automated powder coating operations will be installed for upgraded production, while customer service and support offices will be reconfigured to dramatically improve efficiencies.

"We are extremely proud of our hard-earned reputation for industry leadership in the development of the next generation of energy efficient lighting fixtures and our unwavering attention to quality and service," said Frank P. Diassi, Chairman of Amerlux. "This investment allows us to build on that reputation and better serve industry professionals who depend upon us to help them grow with a seamless supply chain of superior commercial luminaires."

"Our new headquarters will consolidate materials, equipment and personnel that are currently housed across several different buildings in New Jersey," said Amerlux CEO/President Chuck Campagna. "As we continue to advance our domestic and international sales efforts exponentially for both interior and exterior lighting products, this move underscores our commitment to manufacturing here in the USA. These new synergies will help customers benefit from quicker lead times and additional production capabilities."

"This move will significantly improve levels of communication and increase the flow of material, while creating better processes that are needed for ever-expanding products and projects," said Paul Shaskan, Vice President of Operations. "Upgraded facilities will increase manufacturing, R&D and warehouse space for planned growth opportunities and host true adjacency from one department to the next, based on Lean Manufacturing processes and flow."

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