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Group Dekko to make LED lights for Toshiba

April 13th, 2012

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Group Dekko to make LED lights for Toshiba

Staff Reports

Friday, April 13, 2012, 1:00am

GARRETT — Group Dekko said Thursday it has agreed to supply Toshiba International Corp. as its manufacturing source for architectural LED products in North America.

“We are excited about our alliance with TIC, a premier leader in the rapidly growing LED Luminaires industry,” said Jon Jensen, CEO at Group Dekko. “Over the next decade LED, technology is expected to supplant traditional illumination sources. We are honored to support the outstanding global team at TIC.”

Jensen said Group Dekko leveraged its expertise in the development, planning and production of complex, engineered lighting products to become TIC’s supplier.

“This collaboration is a result of a two-year process between TIC and Group Dekko,” said Jim McDaniel, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Group Dekko. “TIC is a premier LED technology company, and Group Dekko excels at delivering outstanding quality and innovative products in this market.”

TIC said it is launching energy-efficient, long-lasting Down Light LED Luminaires for the North American Architectural lighting market. Production will start immediately at Group Dekko’s Garrett facility.

“Group Dekko brings us a long-term supplier with the production expertise and commitment to quality to help us achieve our goals,” said Peter DallePezze, vice president of marketing and product development at Toshiba International Corp.’s LED Lighting Systems Division. “We are able to deliver a superior line of LED lighting products because of our 120-yearlighting heritage in Japan, combined with our extensive knowledge and expertise in the electronics and semiconductor business.”

Group Dekko said it has committed to support the rapid growth expected with capital investment and jobs. Specific details will be the announced in the future.

With headquarters in Garrett, Group Dekko employs approximately 1,500 peoples at 11 facilities in three states and Mexico, plus a manufacturing partnership in China.

Group Dekko said it has over 60 years of experience of providing engineered products and solutions from multiple manufacturing locations, excelling at complexity management and unparalleled customer service that delivers what the customer wants, when the customer wants it, enabling them to do what they do best.

Toshiba International Corp.’s LED Lighting Systems Division provides the North American market with a variety of high-efficiency LED products.