Lighting business based in Aurora marks 20 years with reception

by ALISON STEWART | REPORTER Published:

Aurora --Technical Consumer Products Inc. celebrated its 20th anniversary on Dec. 4.

From its start in 1993 working out of a small shop in Beachwood, TCP has become a dominant player in the rapidly growing LED and CFL lighting segments, with a global reach and extensive portfolio of advanced energy efficient light bulbs, lighting fixtures and the recently-introduced "CONNECTED by TCP™" smart lighting control systems.

According to Vice President of Market Development Jim Crowcroft, a reception took place at the headquarters at 325 Campus Drive, Aurora, where testing and development is done. It is a 165,000 square foot facility.

"There were more than 100 invited guests who joined us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres," said Crowcroft. "We took guests on a tour of the building and they were able to see the labs where the manufacturing is done."

TCP's founder and CEO Ellis Yan addressed the crowd, telling them, "For the past 20 years, I witnessed an incredible transformation of the lighting industry, while TCP rose from just a small business operating literally from the back of my car to become a recognized leader in LED and CFL lighting technology and innovation."

TCP has several locations in North America, including Stockton, Calif., Toronto, Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil. Other locations include London, France and five plants in China. The products are normally developed here and made in China, though some products are made in Aurora, according to Crowcrof.

He said TCP has become a $3 million dollar company and officials hope to double that amount within the next six years.

TCP's extensive product offerings include LED lamps and fixtures, compact fluorescent lamps, energy efficient halogen lamps, exit and emergency lighting, HID, decorative and outdoor fixtures, ballasts and fixtures, and linear lamps.

TCP recently was named a 2013 ENERGYSTAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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