Pristine LED opens new head office and manufacturing facility in Ontario
By Alyssa Dalton
May 3, 2011
Last week, the Windsor-Essex region of Ontario welcomed Pristine LED Inc. to the business community with the grand opening of its 22,300-sf head office and manufacturing facility at 3215 Jefferson Boulevard.
“Windsor offers a highly skilled workforce, which will be essential for staffing our facility,” said Kim Hennin, CEO of Pristine LED, adding that she expects to ultimately generate 250 to 300 new jobs in the area.
Pristine LED manufactures and installs high-efficiency lighting for the commercial, industrial and residential markets, and according to Pristine LED, the light emitting diode technology uses up to 75% less electricity than other lighting products, while producing a more natural light.
A lighting ceremony marked the opening of Pristine LED’s new facility. From the offices to the production floor, the entire facility’s lighting has been retrofitted – a change that will reduce energy usage by 70.39%, it said. Pristine LED also announced that the resulting annual energy savings will be more than $14,500, for a complete return on investment in under 22 months.
The new facility, said Harold Tiede, CFO of Pristine LED, is well positioned to serve both the Canadian and US markets.
“Windsor is also home to several complementary manufacturers with the capacity and capability to produce components for us,” he explained.
“By sourcing the majority of our components locally, said Bruce Melmer, president of Pristine LED, transportation involved in production is reduced, and ultimately makes the product “much more environmentally responsible.”
Pristine LED currently has four design patents pending.