Pathway Lighting expands
12/02/2015 05:00 pm
2015 has been a big year for Pathway Lighting Products. This year marks a milestone: their 25-year anniversary as a lighting manufacturer based in CT. And while other manufacturers are moving out of the state, CEO Fred Stark III has continued building his company and even expanded the business into a recently-purchased building. This acquisition increases the current facility by 70% and is occupied by their growing SolerioTM and cylinder production lines. The building is also the new home of Pathway Lighting’s Engineering and R&D Divisions. The company has grown 41% in the past three years – a trend that’s set to have large implications to the business. Pathway Lighting Products, Inc., founded in 1990, is an independently-owned manufacturer and the largest private-business full-time employer in Old Saybrook. The company manufactures a wide range of architectural and commercial lighting products including LED high-lumen recessed downlighting, decorative pendants, surface cylinders and emergency lighting specifically designed for Commercial, Healthcare, Hospitality and Institutional applications. The company also offers a variety of controls and wireless solutions for LED fixtures. The celebrations began in May at the lighting industries’ largest event, LightFair, held in New York City’s Jacob Javits Convention Center. Pathway Lighting hosted a hospitality event at the famous BB King Blues Club on 42nd Street and it was attended by more than 400 of the company’s clients and partners from all parts of North America. This past week, Pathway Lighting had an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new facility; State Senator Art Linares, Representative Devin Carney and Old Saybrook’s reelected Selectman, Carl Fortuna, among other town officials were in attendance.
Top photo, left to right front row: CEO Fred Stark; President Jill Coan; State Representative Devin Carney; 2nd row: State Senator Art Linares; OS Economic Development Director Susie Beckman; OS Town Clerk Sarah Becker; Director of Communications Brigitte Frank; 3rd row: OS Selectman Carl Fortuna; OS Chief of Police Michael Spera; EVP & COO Larry DeFrancesco; VP of Manufacturing Michael Haring. Above: the ever-growing Pathway Lighting family.