By Renée Francoeur
February 1, 2017 – Legrand North America has acquired Original Cast Lighting (OCL), a lighting manufacturer based in St. Louis, Mo., that offers decorative and custom lighting fixtures designed for commercial applications.
“This market continues to grow as digital technology transforms product offerings, while lighting designers and specifiers drive demand for more innovative and contemporary lighting solutions,” said John Selldorff, CEO of Legrand North and Central America. “The acquisition by Legrand will strengthen OCL’s ability to offer a full complement of innovative, attractive, and solution-oriented lighting products that meet customers’ evolving needs and transform the spaces where our customers live and work.”
Moving forward, OCL will continue to operate as a standalone business within Legrand.
“For over 44 years, OCL has been dedicated to designing lighting fixtures that enhance building environments, create energy savings, and respond to the evolving needs of the design community,” said Josh Shapiro, president of OCL. “Joining forces with Legrand, North America will enable us to greatly enhance our ability to expand our product offerings and to bring those products to market much faster than we could have in the past”.