Falconer NY-based Truck-Lite Co LLC, a provider of LED lighting innovations, has announced the acquisition of LED lighting manufacturer Rigid Industries of Phoenix AZ. With this acquisition, Truck-Lite continues to expand its offering of diverse lighting product lines.
According to Brian Kupchella, chief executive officer of Truck-Lite, “Rigid Industries provides an ideal platform for Truck-Lite’s further expansion into the off-road, power sport, agricultural, marine, industrial, and mining markets. It positions Rigid to grow as a major player in the LED lighting industry while maintaining its own distinct brand identity. Rigid has proven themselves a unique and successful company with superior quality, innovation, and a high level of customer interaction.”
Jason Christiansen, CEO of Rigid, said, “We’re excited to join the Truck-Lite team. We look forward to partnering and combining our industry experience, and will continue to deliver the same high quality products that have made Rigid the industry name it is today. Our two companies are a perfect fit as we both focus on long-lasting products, state-of-the-art technology, and a commitment to world-class customer service.”
The products of both Truck-Lite and Rigid are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the United States. In 2013, Rigid added a second facility in Gilbert AZ and now employs more than 250 associates. Total employment for the two companies exceeds 2,400. With customers already in 40 nations, both Truck-Lite and Rigid look to expand their presence in the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand in 2015.