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Legrand North America Gets Into Lighting with Acquisition of Original Cast

Legrand, North America, West Hartford, CT, has made an interesting acquisition that gives it a play in a market where it hasn’t been active – architectural lighting. Legrand, known mostly for controls and wiring devices, acquired Original Cast Lighting, Inc. (OCL), St. Louis, a manufacturer of decorative and custom lighting fixtures for commercial applications.

“This market continues to grow as digital technology transforms product offerings, while lighting designers and specifiers drive demand for more innovative and contemporary lighting solutions,” said John Selldorff, CEO, Legrand North and Central America. “The acquisition by Legrand will strengthen OCL’s ability to offer a full complement of innovative, attractive, and solution-oriented lighting products that meet customers’ evolving needs and transform the spaces where our customers live and work.” 

OCL will continue to operate as a standalone business within Legrand, North America, Legrand said in a release. The move gives OCL resources to expand and accelerate its product offerings, according to Josh Shapiro, president of OCL.

 “For over 44 years, OCL has been dedicated to designing lighting fixtures that enhance building environments, create energy savings, and respond to the evolving needs of the design community,” said Josh Shapiro, President, OCL. “Joining forces with Legrand, North America will enable us to greatly enhance our ability to expand our product offerings and to bring those products to market much faster than we could have in the past.”

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