Legrand invests in Building Control Systems division

Friday, May 12, 2017

With the lighting controls industry experiencing growth, Legrand, North America has made several investments within its Building Control Systems (BCS) division, which is comprised of brands and product lines Wattstopper, Vantage Controls, QMotion and Solarfective, including building new facilities in San Jose and Carlsbad, California and Pleasant Grove and Orem, Utah.

The new facilities are meant to further improve integration of company functions and accelerate product and service innovation, in an effort to better serve a growing customer base and help them make projects successful from start to finish.

The new Pleasant Grove, Utah office serves as the centre for software innovation for the BCS division, residential sales, marketing and service support. A new 17,500-square-foot manufacturing facility in Orem, Utah, supports warehouse, manufacturing and inventory operations from one location.

The new Carlsbad, California facility is the BCS product innovation centre and focuses on engineering, product development and marketing with an emphasis on supporting commercial lighting controls solutions. The new San Jose, California office continues to be where strategic alliances and partnerships are managed to accelerate lighting innovation. This region is where Wattstopper originated and has since established a reputation of providing energy efficient, convenient and accessible controls for the built environment.

These new facilities all feature modern open-office designs and are equipped with the latest Legrand solutions, including advanced lighting controls and integrated shading. The Pleasant Grove facility exceeds national and state energy codes, which in Utah is the 2015 IECC energy code, one of the most stringent in the U.S. The lighting power density in the facility is 30 per cent below 2015 IECC requirements and the current Utah code requirements, done by installing a combination of Legrand dimming controls, light and occupancy sensors, plug load control, energy efficient LED lighting and fine tuning lighting levels for each specific zone, room and area of the building.

This investment program will continue this year with the expansion of the company’s Service and Operations Center in Plano, Texas. This new facility will incorporate many of the same ideas and concepts used in other Legrand facilities.

“The series of moves allow us to not only support business growth and provide ideal work environments for our employees and guests, but also to build upon specific expertise in each of our locations,” said Tom Lowery, president, Building Controls Systems division at Legrand, in a press release. “This highlights the company’s dedication to bringing in great people and ensuring that they have comfortable and efficient workspace to better service our customers.”

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