#aftermarket – Falconer, NY-based Truck-Lite Co., LLC, has announced the acquisition of LED lighting manufacturer Rigid Industries of Phoenix, Ariz.
According to Brian Kupchella, CEO of Truck-Lite, “Rigid Industries provides an ideal platform for Truck-Lite’s further expansion into the off-road, power sport, agricultural, marine, industrial, and mining markets. It positions Rigid to grow as a major player in the LED lighting industry while maintaining its own distinct brand identity. Rigid has proven themselves a unique and successful company with superior quality, innovation, and a high level of customer interaction.”
Jason Christiansen, CEO of Rigid Industries, says, “We’re excited to join the Truck-Lite team. We look forward to partnering and combining our industry experience, and will continue to deliver the same high-quality products that have made Rigid the industry name it is today. Our two companies are a perfect fit as we both focus on long lasting products, state of the art technology, and a commitment to world class customer service.”
Both Truck-Lite and Rigid Industries products are designed, engineered, or manufactured in the U.S.A. In 2013, Rigid added a second facility in Gilbert, AZ and now employs over 250 associates. Total employment for the two companies is over 2,400. With customers already in 40 countries, both Truck-Lite and Rigid Industries look to expand their presence in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand in 2015.