Welcome to our annual spotlight on domestic manufacturers! In this special advertising showcase, companies that make their products in America tell us what makes their businesses stand out.
HAMMERTON: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH • Founded: 1995 www.hammerton.com
Deep expertise in custom design, engineering, and artisan craftsmanship. Although our roots are in metal fabrication, designs feature a broad spectrum of other materials including blown glass, kiln-fused glass, cast glass, mesh, stone, acrylics, mica, woods and more. With custom work representing well over half of production, our ranks include a powerhouse of design and engineering talent. The company’s 50,000-sq.-ft. facility seamlessly integrates both traditional and modern tooling and technologies with lean manufacturing to bring leading design, authentic craftsmanship, and unparalleled quality to each fixture. Hammerton fixtures can be found in many of the most beautiful homes, hotels, resorts, and restaurants across North America.
FRAMBURG: BELLWOOD, ILLINOIS • Founded: 1905 www.americanlightingbrands.com
Decorative interior and exterior lighting fixtures. From formal to casual, gothic to contemporary, and rustic to refined, Framburg handcrafts one of the broadest product lines. Each fixture is the result of a technique refined through the ages.
HOUSE OF TROY: HYDE PARK, VERMONT • Founded: 1948 www.americanlightingbrands.com
The craftsmanship involved in building House of Troy picture lights has changed very little over the past 70 years. Each light is rolled by hand, soldered, buffed, and assembled in our Vermont factory. Each employee painstakingly ensures only the finest lights are shipped to our valued customers throughout
HUBBARDTON FORGE: CASTLETON, VERMONT • Founded: 1974 www.hubbardtonforge.com
Hubbardton Forge is one of the most respected brands in the industry for its award-winning designs, uncompromising quality, and genuine commitment to sustainable manufacturing processes. We source domestically and partner with local Vermont vendors whenever possible. From concept through final product, Hubbardton Forge designs with energy efficiency in mind. By building on traditional techniques while focusing on fine design, our team provides solutions to the most complicated lighting challenges by modifying existing products or creating one-of-a-kind concepts to suit specific needs.
JUSTICE DESIGN GROUP: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA • Founded: 1985 www.jdg.com
Justice Design Group, based out of Los Angeles, is proud to be the largest manufacturer of ceramic lighting in the U.S. Through the comprehensive Form+Finish+Function story, we offer over 275 ceramic shapes, more than 40 finishes, and a range of indoor, outdoor, LED and ADA applications. From the initial clay casting to the final artisanal glaze, our fixtures are hand-cast and hand-finished to the highest quality.
Justice Design Group produces contemporary, distinctive lighting for residential, hospitality, and commercial settings. Our semi-customizable CHOICES line offers an unparalleled range of imported shade materials, including handmade Venetian glass, real alabaster rock, and Czech crystal. These specialty shades can be combined with a variety of frame styles to create your own unique look and feel.
MEYDA CUSTOM LIGHTING: YORKVILLE, NEW YORK • Founded: 1974 www.meyda.com
Meyda Tiffany was founded when Meyer Cohen was asked by his wife Ida, whose names were combined to create company name Meyda, to build a stained glass window in their kitchen so they wouldn’t have to look at the vintage cars in their neighbor’s driveway. What began as a hobby evolved into America’s manufacturing leader of custom and decorative lighting. Today Meyda continues to operate as a family-run business with the Cohens’ son, Robert, at the helm and grandsons Max and Chester by his side. We are a one-stop-shop for all your decorative lighting needs. From concept through completion, the firm implements nearly every manufacturing process under one roof.
NORTHEAST LANTERN: EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE • Founded: 1987 www.northeastlantern.com
Northeast Lantern, a second-generation family-owned business, is best known for hand-crafting high-quality lighting fixtures with solid brass and solid copper. With a nod to the past and a real zeal for the future, our designs are timeless. Our customers will feel confident that Northeast Lantern provides decorative lighting that will last for generations because of our lifetime guarantee. We only use solid brass and copper because these two metals withstand corrosion and the harshest of elements. Our fixtures will develop a natural patina that is unique to each location and will enhance the true beauty of the materials. We continually innovate to improve our competitive edge in the lighting industry and have been for over 30 years.
SCATCHARD STONEWARE: HYDE PARK, VERMONT • Founded: 1965 www.americanlightingbrands.com
George Scatchard came to Vermont in 1960 to set up his first pottery shop. He taught ceramics at the University of Vermont while continuing to create pottery in his own rural studio. The mix of clay and custom glazes developed through years of experimentation – in combination with the high fire reduction process – resulted in a highly durable and beautiful stoneware product. His lamp bases are simple, attractive, and timeless. In 2012, Scatchard Stoneware was acquired by American Lighting Brands and moved to the company’s House of Troy factory in Hyde Park.
THUMPRINTS: BELLWOOD, ILLINOIS • Founded: 2004 www.americanlightingbrands.com
Design, detail, and artistic style. Founded in Arkansas by designer Allison Davis, our products are genuine pieces of functional art made from high-end materials such as sustainable wood, ceramic, art glass, natural stone, and metal. We offer a beautiful selection of table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces, and pendant lights for transitional, contemporary, and casual décor. In 2014, Thumprints was acquired by American Lighting Brands and moved to the Framburg facility in Illinois.
TROY RLM (part of Hudson Valley Lighting Group) CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIFORNIA • Founded: 2001 www.troyrlm.com
Troy RLM sets the standard for Reflector Luminaire Manufacturers. We offer primarily commercial or industrial lighting fixtures that are designed to reflect light in a downward direction. Troy has been manufacturing RLMs in our U.S. facility for more than 20 years. Many of our RLMs are inspired by historical lighting designs, but we have recently updated the RLMs by Troy Lighting to include some of the most unique modern, contemporary, and transitional styles for this category. Our latest Troy Lighting RLM catalog features the full array of our Made in the USA fixtures, featuring a vast variety of finish, lamping, and mounting options.
ULTRALIGHTS ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING: TUCSON, ARIZONA • Founded: 1988 www.ultralightslighting.com
Ultralights Lighting is an American lighting design and fabrication company founded and based in Tucson, Ariz., where our hospitality-grade decorative lighting comes to life. Ultralights is a bespoke resource for designers + architects + electrical distributors across North America and beyond allowing modification and scratch custom with excellent execution and lead times. We are woman-owned and family-run since 1988.
Ultralights continues its expansion in Tucson, independent of international minimums and production and transportation delays. Our 18th Street facility is the hub of design, engineering, and fabrication. Our new and nearby headquarters handles fit and finishing, fixture assembly, and shipping. Led by a team of powerhouse makers + crafters quietly thriving in the desert, Ultralights is the evolution of an American handicraft.
2ND AVENUE: YORKVILLE, NEW YORK • Founded: 1979 (sold to Meyda in 2010) www.2ndave.com
American spirit and ingenuity come to light with unrivaled proprietary engineering and manufacturing. Whether you want to capture undeniable luxe or soften a modern interior, a broad range of sophisticated bespoke lighting options and contract services is available to meet your design vision. A truly customized piece reflects your authentic tastes and lifestyle and can be made to order to suit your space. 2nd Ave speaks the language of beautiful custom lighting.
AAMSCO: SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA • Founded: 1975 www.aamsco.com
Our factory has been manufacturing unique luminaires for many years and now produces quality, innovative lighting products for the millennium. Specialty lighting has always been our area of expertise. We are constantly expanding our product line to incorporate the latest state-of-the-art technologies and are happy to offer custom lighting designs to suit any client’s needs.
ARROYO CRAFTSMAN: BALDWIN PARK, CALIFORNIA • Founded: 1988 www.americanlightingbrands.com
We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and hand-finishing services. We offer a variety of choices in metal finish and glass combinations, and the greatest selection in Arts and Crafts-inspired lighting available. Our fixtures are made of heavy-gauge brass, giving them increased durability. The unique rivets we use provide both beauty and additional structural integrity. Our glass panels are installed with both retaining clips and silicone. Our finishes are the best in the industry because we take the time to let them mature.