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Lighting manufacturer Focal Point celebrates 25th anniversary


July 4, 2019
By Peter Saunders
Photo by Focal Point

July 4, 2019 – Vertically integrated architectural lighting manufacturer Focal Point is commemorating its 25th anniversary this year. The family-owned business was founded on Chicago’s southwest side in 1994.

With the tagline ‘Bringing it all to light,’ the company has broadened its portfolio of lighting fixtures to encompass connected luminaires and acoustic products for commercial environments.

“The lighting business is much more complex today than when we started,” says Peter Thornton Sr., founder (pictured, far left).

“We have made major investments over the last quarter of a century,” adds Christopher Thornton, president (pictured, second from right). “We are proud of supporting our customers with resources and services to improve their businesses.”

The anniversary year is being marked with monthly service events and employee involvement in the community.

(Also pictured are: Margaret Duhon, second from left; Michael Thornton, middle; and Peter Thornton Jr., far right.)