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  • Dec 4, 2019

Press Release: A.L.P.’s Charlevoix Facility Achieves ISO Certification

(Niles, IL) -A.L.P. is pleased to announce that our Charlevoix, MI facility has been certified to ISO 9001:2015 by DNV GL.  A.L.P.’s Dickson, TN facility has been certified to 9001:2015 since November 2018.  A.L.P. has had a long-established Quality Management System, and these certifications affirm our commitment to effective manufacturing and business practices.  “We welcome new and existing customers to audit our facilities,” offers Tom Barnes, VP and Business Unit Manager.  “We hope these certificates offer an extra measure of confidence in our abilities,” he adds.  A.L.P.’s Charlevoix and Dickson facilities produce LexaLite® brand injection molded components. A.L.P. has also significantly expanded its injection molding capacity in the Monterrey, Mexico plant.

A.L.P. LexaLite is an industry-leading provider of injection molded components in thermoplastic and optical silicone.  Long recognized for designing and manufacturing innovative optical lighting components, A.L.P LexaLite also serves markets such as Medical, Automotive, Signage, Point of Purchase, Electronic Equipment, Appliance, and Mass Transportation.

A.L.P.’s team of experts provides specialized services from product design and engineering to tooling and prototyping, product testing and contract assembly.  Production capabilities include press sizes ranging 88-1650 tons and industry-leading capabilities in secondary operations such as UV coating and laser cutting.  Committed to innovation and responsive to market requirements, A.L.P. LexaLite also offers unrivaled capacity in optical silicone injection molding and edgelit injection molding.

A.L.P. is an international leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of lighting components and components for other technical industries. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive line of products for OEMs and the aftermarket. For custom projects, our unique “360° Solutions” suite of custom services enables us to collaborate with customers at every stage of a product’s life cycle. Our core commitment is to provide superior service and product performance to every customer.


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  • Nov 8, 2019

A.L.P. 2020 Trade Show Calendar

A.L.P. will be participating in many major lighting industry events in the coming months. Be sure to stop by to discuss your requirements and applications with our expert team!

Strategies in Light
February 11-13, 2020
San Diego, CA

Light + Build
March 8-13, 2020
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

LEDucation
March 17–18, 2020
New York, NY

Lightfair International
May 3-7, 2020
Las Vegas, NV

IES Annual Conference
August 6-8, 2020
New Orleans, LA

IES Street and Area Lighting Conference
October 18-21, 2020
Dallas, Texas


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  • Aug 20, 2019

Press Release: A.L.P. LexaLite® Adds New 240-Ton Silicone Press

A.L.P. Lighting Components, a leading global manufacturer of lighting components and kits, has added to its capacity with a new 240-ton injection molding press.  This new equipment augments A.L.P.’s existing capacity of 180-, 240- and 660-ton presses, all of which run Moldable Optical Silicone (MOS).  The new press features a shot size up to 9 ounces, mold bases up to 24” x 24” ,and can produce parts up to 20” x 20”.

Optical silicone has valuable properties for lighting, automotive, and other demanding applications.  Optical silicone parts are impact and heat resistant while being less susceptible to degradation from UV.  Silicone also is known for its refraction, reflection, and diffusion properties, along with self-mounting and self-gasketing features.

A.L.P. has replenished its silicone resin inventory, recovering from recent supply chain issues felt throughout the injection molding industry.  “We struggled with the same shortages that everyone else did,” explains Tim DeYoung, A.L.P. LexaLite’s Director of Operations.  “Fortunately, we now have a good inventory of raw material, and we are ready to take on new business,” he adds.

A.L.P. has a long history as a premier supplier of custom injection molded components for lighting, automotive, medical, marine, point-of-purchase, and other industries.  A.L.P.’s expert team can collaborate on product design engineering, tool design and maintenance, innovative fast-track tooling, as well as offer materials expertise, production efficiencies, and distribution options.  A variety of secondary operations and finishing services also are available, including UV coating, metalizing, laser cutting, and assembly.  In addition to custom molding, A.L.P.’s LexaLite brand offers a comprehensive catalog of proprietary indoor and outdoor optical reflectors, as well as numerous high-performance LED fixture kits.

A.L.P. is an international leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of lighting components and components for other technical industries. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive line of products for OEMs and the aftermarket. For custom projects, our unique “360° Solutions” suite of custom services enables us to collaborate with customers at every stage of a product’s life cycle. Our core commitment is to provide superior service and product performance to every customer.


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  • Jul 19, 2019

Meet the Team: George Kruggel

George Kruggel is Product Manager for A.L.P.’s LexaLite® brand proprietary lighting components and LED fixture kits. These components include Reflexor® reflector/refractors, drop lenses, edgelit panels and post-top refractors. LED fixture kits include A.L.P.’s flagship family of Sentry vaportights, Platform Series products, and wall mount security fixtures.

George is responsible for driving the brand’s revenue performance through the development of new products and line extensions, as well as the management of pricing and inventory. George is an expert collaborator who works closely with fixture manufacturer clients to optimize current and future projects. His engineering and lighting industry experience serve as a resource throughout the product development cycle, from design to program management to sales support.

Before joining A.L.P., George ran his own lighting consulting and sales management business. He has also worked for such organizations as EcoSense Lighting, Radiant Lighting Designs, and GMB Architects/Engineers. George has devoted his entire 30+ year career to the lighting industry. In a variety of diverse roles, from application engineer to project manager and sales manager, he has honed an in-depth knowledge of today’s lighting technologies and applications. Drawing on his experience in designing high efficiency LED lighting products, along with his extensive background in controls and edgelighting, George guides the entire LexaLite brand product development process for long-term growth.

George received his BS EE from Michigan State University, is active in IESNA and IALD, and has received numerous regional and national Illumination Design awards.

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