Universal Lighting Technologies acquired by private investors

Company officials say Universal Lighting Technologies will continue to aggressively introduce new products and bring advanced lighting designs after being acquired by Littlejohn & Co., LLC.

By Plant Engineering Staff July 6, 2001

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Universal Lighting Technologies Inc. (formerly MagneTek Lighting Products Group) ( www.universalballast.com ), a leading manufacturer of electronic and magnetic ballasts, has been acquired by Littlejohn & Co., LLC, a private investment organization.

“With the acquisition by Littlejohn, Universal Lighting Technologies is entering the next phase in its long and respected history. The company will continue its aggressive efforts on new product introductions with advanced designs for the lighting market, while maintaining its focus on energy conscious applications. Our foundation and commitment to quality, reliability and innovation are stronger than ever,” commented Pat Sullivan, president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to our continued role as a well-respected leader in the lighting industry.”

The focus of Universal Lighting Technologies is service, growth and new product innovations for the lighting industry. Universal Lighting Technologies offers some of the oldest and most trusted brand names including Universaland Triadballast product lines.

“Universal Lighting Technologies focuses on the core values established by its predecessor, Universal Manufacturing Company, where the customer comes first,” explained Bill Kirkland, vice president of sales and marketing. “We are dedicated to making it easy to do business with us by offering superior products and industry-leading customer service.”

For more information about Universal Lighting Technologies, call 615-316-5100, fax your request to 615-316-5162, or visit the Web site at www.universalballast.com .

Universal Lighting Technologies Inc. is an industry leader in lighting ballast technology and design. Universal Lighting Technologies, based in Nashville, Tenn., has been manufacturing the most innovative selection of lighting ballasts for more than 50 years. With operations and distribution worldwide, the products of Universal Lighting Technologies are marketed under the Universaland Triadbrand names.