MaxLite, a manufacturer of LED lighting solutions, expanded its U.S. operations with the unveiling of a new LEED-certified facility in California on October 20. The 48,864-sq.-ft. building increases MaxLite’s product assembly and testing capabilities and features the company’s first full showroom on the West Coast. Located in the Anaheim Concourse development at Ocean Circle, the $7.5-million newly constructed facility is outfitted entirely with energy-efficient MaxLite LED lighting products. The building has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for following best-in-class green building strategies and practices.
“The expansion of our West Coast assembly operations and testing facilities marks the beginning of an exciting chapter of growth for MaxLite,” says President and CEO Yon Sung. “Our new Anaheim building and its capabilities will play a key role in strengthening MaxLite’s position as one of the easiest companies to work with in the industry. Achieving LEED certification further supports our company’s commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency.”
MaxLite chose the new construction in response to increased product demand and a pledge to offer the highest level of product testing and quality assurance. By moving from its previous home in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., MaxLite is able to operate three full product assembly lines, enabling the company to get products into the hands of its customers quicker than before. The additional warehouse space also allows the company to stack and move product more efficiently, streamlining the picking process.
The company’s Anaheim laboratory is expected to achieve full recognition by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) by May 2015. This will enable MaxLite to perform its own testing to UL standards, as well as perform testing for its partners. The company is also in the process of expanding its West Caldwell, N.J. headquarters to include a National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)-certified testing facility. To achieve these certifications, the company must pass stringent requirements showing its capability of handling and testing products.