Litecontrol: A beacon of business-savvy and forward-thinking policy

At a time when all too many companies are cutting corners for short-term gain, Litecontrol is illuminating the path to a sustainable future. With a commitment to cooperation, innovation, and its employees, the Hanson, Massachusetts-based company has made a name for itself in the architectural lighting industry, and in our 2010 Labor Day List. You can read the company’s full profile here.

Fully employee-owned since 2007, Litecontrol produces energy-efficient lighting systems for office buildings, schools, hospitals, and libraries. Through an Employee Stock Option Plan and membership in their union, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Litecontrol workers have both a financial stake in the company and a voice on the job—not to mention fair wages, healthcare benefits, and retirement security.

Litecontrol minimizes its environmental footprint with sustainable manufacturing practices, and is the first lighting company to have eliminated toxic PVC plastic from its fixture wiring. Need any more proof that this company cares about the environment? Litecontrol’s products are the first architectural lighting fixtures to earn the Cradle to Cradle™ certification, the premiere benchmark in environmentally smart design.

Litecontrol’s partnership of over 20 years with its workers’ union has been good for workers and for the company. Union representatives and management agree that trust and mutual respect are key to creating a good working environment, citing the company’s low turnover rate as evidence. Now that’s a business model worth emulating.

Read this year’s entire Labor Day List here.

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