Legrand’s Vantage Controls Hosts NEMA Industry Roundtable with Utah Governor Gary Herbert
PLEASANT GROVE, UTAH, October 24, 2016 - On October 10, 2016, Vantage Controls, a Legrand brand and leading manufacturer of lighting control systems, hosted a National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) industry roundtable with Utah Governor Gary Herbert at its new facilities in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Vantage Controls is a global brand with deep roots in Utah, having been founded in the state 30 years ago. Many of its most popular products today were designed and manufactured in Utah, such as Equinox LCD touchscreen controls. It’s new offices in Pleasant Grove feature many energy efficient features, a core value of Legrand. The lighting power density in the new facility is 30% below current Utah code requirements and was achieved by installing energy efficient LED lighting and fine tuning lighting levels for each specific zone, room, and area of the building.
The roundtable discussion focused on the current and future state of the electrical manufacturing industry in Utah. Participants shared their success stories and pledged their support to help advance Gov. Herbert’s efforts to prepare and train Utah’s future workforce, increase market access, and grow a diverse energy portfolio.
In addition to Governor Herbert, representatives from various NEMA member companies were in attendance, including Acuity Brands, Cerro Wire, Schneider Electric and Siemens. Additional participants included representatives from the American Chemistry Council, Huntsman Corp. and Rio Tinto Kennecott. The roundtable was facilitated by NEMA President and CEO, Kevin J. Cosgriff.
“We commend Governor Herbert for his leadership moving Utah forward as a center for advanced manufacturing,” said Kevin J. Cosgriff, NEMA President and CEO. “The electrical manufacturing industry is experiencing growth in exciting new areas, and local opportunities will continue to develop with his ongoing support.”
“We are honored to host Governor Herbert and NEMA at our new facility and look forward to further engagement with industry leaders, influential policy makers, and our manufacturing peers on a variety of important topics that impact our industry and the great state of Utah,” said Tom Lowery, President, Building Control Systems, Legrand.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 400 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the United States. Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year.
Vantage, a Legrand group brand, is a leading manufacturer of intelligent, energy efficient lighting control systems for luxury residential and commercial applications. For more than 30 years, Vantage has employed the latest technologies in its products to create fully integrated, easy-to-use lighting automation solutions that save energy, comply with energy codes, and meet green initiatives. Vantage has been part of the Legrand group since its acquisition in 2006. For more information, visit http://www.vantagecontrols.com.
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including in particular connectable products enhancing value in use. Legrand reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2015. Legrand has a strong presence in North America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Solarfective, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us.
Reid Cram, Director of Marketing, Vantage