As Kenall continues to grow, this facility demonstrates a commitment to our employees and manufacturing in the United States, while advancing the lighting industry. - Jim Hawkins, President
Gurnee, IL (PRWEB) September 13, 2013
Kenall Manufacturing, producer of lighting solutions for challenging environments, currently located in Gurnee, IL, announced the relocation of their corporate headquarters to Kenosha, WI.
The move is the result of Kenall’s success in providing durable luminaires employing traditional lamp sources and, more recently, LED technology and controls. Kenall has incorporated solid state lighting into each of the market segments they serve, providing industry-leading products for high abuse, healthcare, sealed enclosure, correctional, transportation, parking and food processing applications.
The newly constructed 354,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, located just East of I-94 at Highway 158, will allow Kenall adequate space to remain responsive to customer needs, support long term-growth projections and create employment opportunities. In addition, 13 acres adjacent to the building are included for potential future development.
The new facility will include state-of-the-art machinery and equipment for fabrication, finishing and assembly capabilities, a certified UL testing facility, an interactive showroom and a dedicated training center. Groundbreaking is likely to occur in 2013, with expected occupancy within 18-24 months.
Kenall’s second generation CEO, Jim Hawkins, proudly celebrates 50 years in business and is an advocate for products designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. Kenall promotes and supports the American dream through employment, education, diversity, environmental health and safety and community involvement.
“As Kenall continues to grow, this facility demonstrates a commitment to our employees and manufacturing in the United States, while advancing the lighting industry,” said President and CEO Jim Hawkins. “We look forward to watching our building take shape as we expand Kenall’s presence in the heartland of America and beyond.”
About Kenall Manufacturing
Founded in 1963 by Ken Hawkins, Kenall Manufacturing carved a niche within the lighting industry by creating the industry’s first impact and vandal-resistant lighting products. Kenall has established itself as a leader in the adoption of solid state lighting technology in support of energy conservation, the preservation of natural resources, and a reduction in US dependence on foreign fuels. Kenall products are manufactured in the USA and meet the guidelines established under the Buy American Act and the North American Free Trade Agreement. For additional information, visit http://www.kenall.com.