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New Acuity Brands Canada facility showcases lighting and controls technology


October 5, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

(UPDATED October 5, 2012, with photos) September 19, 2012 – Last week, Acuity Brands held a grand opening for the new 60,000-sf facility Acuity Brands Canada facility, which combines the company’s lighting and controls offices. Located in Thornhill, Ont., the facility includes offices, a warehouse distribution centre and showroom. And EBMag got a private tour of the new space!

12 offices incorporate a variety of Acuity products to illustrate lighting solutions in office applications. Additionally, the entire building is networked with nLight controls from Sensor Switch.

(PHOTOS below. Photo 2 and Photo 3 are just two product showcases throughout the facility, which light the office while serving as a live product display. Photo 4 is the warehouse.)

“This new work environment shows customers first-hand what they can achieve when specifying lighting and controls solutions from Acuity Brands,” said Gregory Holm, VP and GM, Acuity Brands Lighting Canada Inc. “Centralizing our operation allows us to provide more resources to customers and agents, and the community, while providing the best work environment for our employees.”

Acuity Brands Canada says it will offer a full calendar of training modules—as well as custom training sessions—for sales agency partners and their customers. A lab space will allow the controls division to pre-program and test products, and offer hands-on training.