Acuity Brands Opens Toronto Facility
Acuity Brands, Inc. opened a new 60,000-square-foot facility for Acuity Brands Canada, combining the company’s lighting and controls offices. Located in Toronto, the new facility includes offices, a warehouse distribution center and a state-of-the art showroom. Twelve offices incorporate a variety of Acuity Brands products to showcase “Smart + Simple” lighting and controls technology in office applications. The entire building is networked with nLight controls from Sensor Switch.
“This new work environment shows customers first-hand what they can achieve when specifying lighting and controls solutions from Acuity Brands,” said Gregory Holm, vice president and general manager, Acuity Brands Lighting Canada, Inc. “Centralizing our operation allows us to provide more resources to customers and agents, and the community, while providing the best work environment for our employees.”
Acuity Brands Canada will offer a full calendar of training modules as well as custom training sessions for sales agency partners and their customers. A lab space will allow the controls division to pre-program and test products, and offer hands-on training.
The facility’s grand opening took place September 12, 2012 and included product showcase demonstrations by the company’s controls brands plus Gotham, Hydrel, Lithonia Lighting, Mark Architectural Lighting, Peerless, Tersen, Sunoptics, and Winona Lighting. Ian Smith, controls sales manager for Acuity Brands Canada, and Mike Lu, director of OLED technology for Acuity Brands, led sessions on lighting controls and OLED lighting, offering two opportunities for attendees to receive AIA accreditation.
About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. With fiscal year 2011 net sales of $1.8 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia.