Awarded Contract for 16,000 Light Fixtures for Saudi Housing Development

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LightingShowroom has been awarded a contract to supply light fixtures for a major housing development in Saudi Arabia. Rosemary Wickowski, CEO said, "We are proud to have been selected for this project. On a project of this size the contract manager can easily go direct to the factory and not deal with the distribution channel. We were selected because we add value by managing the process. We work in the product design/selection phase, coordinate production and delivery schedules, oversee certification and customs documentation, and generally facilitate the process." She continued, "We support projects all around the world by making the task of sourcing lighting products a simple one stop shop for busy construction project managers and purchasing departments".

Quorum is an internationally renowned lighting manufacturer

Quorum is one of our very capable international suppliers of lighting products

US housing has been devastated but some international markets have been expanding

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Anita Turner, customer care manager reported, "We have been awarded a contract to supply 16,000 Quorum light fixtures for a Saudi housing development. I'm really pleased by this because for large orders like this the contractor can go direct to the factory. We were invited to be a part of the team because we make life easier for the buyer." Turner continued, "After the US housing market collapsed we began supporting international projects. We have handled jobs all over the world and have become expert at getting the job done. The biggest headache for international buyers is all of the customs paperwork, duties, taxes, and general hassle of the distribution channels. We manage that process and make life easier for our customers."

A surge in public spending to a record high in 2011 boosted the value of awarded construction projects in Saudi Arabia to an all time high and activity will remain strong through 2013. A drive by the Kingdom, the world’s oil powerhouse, to increase its capital expenditures coupled with a growing participation from the private sector to help implement these projects, has played a crucial role in driving construction contract awards to all time highs.

Saudi Arabia’s construction sector is expected to go through a period of accelerated growth during the next few years, with a value of projects estimated at $629 billion. More than $500 billion of investment opportunities in energy, transportation, education, healthcare and other vital economic sectors are among established projects, making the Kingdom a leading investment hub for construction work. The kingdom is considered to be the region’s top economy, with a growing large young population and highly competitive business environment and national initiatives in infrastructure development.

About $2 billion worth of road projects are under development with pipeline projects expected to increase by an average of 4 percent over the next four years. There has been a huge influx of multinational firms eager to take advantage of the positive market conditions. Saudi Arabia represents a vital channel for growth which is expected to further expand within the next decade.

Wickowski commented, "We represent most of the major lighting manufacturers domestically and have done international jobs for many of them. They frequently just forward international inquiries to us and we take care of them from quote to delivery. This is great for US based companies as they don't have to educate their marketing and support staff about international trade." She continued, "Quorum, the supplier for this project, is a good example. By working closely together we were able to meet the design and cost goals of this project and it is a win for everyone involved. Quorum has been flexible with design specs and aggressive with their pricing which makes them an excellent partner to support major business of this kind. We anticipate follow on orders of another 10,000 units since this is phase one of a major development."

Wickowski said, "LightingShowroom is one of the top online retailers of lighting products in the US and has been serving a growing domestic and international clientele. We represent major international manufacturers which allows us to focus on meeting the customer's needs and supporting high end domestic and international projects with confidence."

Wickowski explained, "The foundation of our business is customer care. We offer good value in our pricing, but attention to detail, meeting the customer needs, and working hard to anticipate and prevent problems is really what we are about. Value is the combination of quality products, fair pricing, and best in class customer care. Those are the things we work on all the time. We have found that our focus on the entire customer experience brings us loyal repeat customers and great word of mouth support.

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