The world’s largest lighting company: Acuity Brands (AYI) (2001)

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with 12,500 full-time employees. It is an indoor and outdoor lighting design, production and sales company, and the world’s largest lighting company.

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Acuity Brands (AYI):

Acuity Brands, Inc. is engaged in the design, production and sales of lighting solutions in North America and internationally, mainly serving businesses, institutions, industries, infrastructure companies, electrical distributors, retail home improvement centers, national economic accounting, and electric utilities , Public utility dealers, municipalities and residences, their lighting and control system product lines brand lamps, as well as sensor switches, lighting control and design, medical lighting, etc.

Acuity Brands, Inc.’s brands include : Lithonia Lighting, Holophane, Peerless, Gotham, Mark Architectural Lighting, Winona Lighting, Juno, Indy, Aculux, Healthcare Lighting, Hydrel, American Electric Lighting, Carandini, Antique Street Lamps, Sunoptics, RELOC Wiring Solutions, eldoLED, Distech Controls, Acuity Controls, and Atrius.

On November 1, 2007, Acuity Brands divested its specialty chemicals business and established Zep Inc. (formerly NYSE: ZEP), which is independently listed.

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