Sarasota Lighting Manufacturer To Add 25 Jobs

LEDTOLITE Inc., which designs and manufactures eco-friendly LED lighting fixtures, plans to create more than 25 jobs in the next five years.

The company, founded in 2001 by two lighting engineers, originally had its headquarters in France, but moved to Florida in 2009. LEDTOLITE is currently located in Nokomis, but will be relocating to a larger facility in Sarasota. According to Aaron Robison, lead technical engineer and sales coordinator, Sarasota is a great location for this business.

"This area is far more manufacturing-oriented than other locations," says Robison. "We can also get most of our machine work done locally, which is great."

The company services a variety of industries including high-end retailers, museums, galleries, government buildings and private residencies.
Robison attributes the company's growth to high-quality products and service.

"We offer a very high-end product. And, comparable to products of similar stature, our pricing is more competitive," says Robison. "Generally, we have specialty products that we can custom build for our clients, and technicians that can design and manufacture those products for the customer."

In order to continue its growth, Robison says the company will be hiring. "It is anticipated that we will be creating 25 jobs or more," he says. "The positions we will be hiring for will be technicians for assembly, sales and technical representatives, administrative positions and managerial roles."

While the hiring is planned for a five-year span, Robison says about a third of the hiring will take place in 2011-12.

Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Aaron Robison, LEDTOLITE

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Kimberly Patterson is a news editor for 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
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