Acuity Brands Acquires Winona Lighting
March 8, 2012 - 4:20pm

Acuity Brands recently announced it has purchased Winona Lighting, a Minnesota-based company known for its custom capabilities.

Winona Lighting provides architectural and high-performance indoor and outdoor lighting products for decorative, custom and landscape applications. The company also uses LED technology in many of its products.

This new partnership will allow Acuity Brands to create more products with high-quality design as well as sophisticated technology. “The acquisition of Winona Lighting strengthens our presence with the design community, while providing opportunities to further leverage our capabilities and broad market access across their entire product portfolio. This includes the integration of design with advanced new technologies such as performance optics, solid-state lighting and lighting controls,” Vernon J. Nagel, President and CEO of Acuity Brands, said in a statement.

Acuity’s technological abilities will also be a boon to Winona Lighting and its product development. “Ted Biesanz and I, along with the rest of the Winona Lighting team, are pleased to join the Acuity Brands family” Steve Biesanz, President and CEO of Winona Lighting, said in a statement. “We see this as an exciting opportunity to leverage Acuity Brands’ strong capabilities, especially in advanced technologies, to support the continuing development of new and innovative lighting solutions for the architectural design community.”

Winona Lighting will continue to serve the commercial, retail and institutional markets out of its existing facilities.

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