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Sylvania Octron fluorescent lamp family celebrates 30th anniversary


July 19, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

July 19, 2012 – Osram Sylvania officially celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Octron fluorescent lamp family back in June. The day was marked by pulling the 1.5 billionth Octron lamp off the production line in Versailles, Ky. Employees also enjoyed a catered lunch and a commemorative cake. Mayor Fred Siegelman joined in the festivities, and the anniversary made the nightly news. Congratulations!

Nolen Freeman, T8 Line adjuster, pulled the 1.5 billionth Octron T8 lamp off the line. Freeman worked on the very first Octron line 30 years ago.

Plant manager Ron Harris and Siegelman addressed workers with words of congratulations and gratitude. “The commemoration of Octron’s 30 years of success is a reflection of dedicated and passionate employees,” remarked Harris. “It takes a very committed work force to deliver excellence for 30 years. Everyone has an important role, from collecting the sand for glass creation, to loading the trucks with packaged products.”