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Mobern Lighting Hires 30, Plans National Expansion

Energy efficient lighting solutions has been a growth driver for Mobern Lighting in Laurel. The company has increased staff by 40% over the last six months, adding 30 positions, and is planning to expand with a national distribution chain.

"We have been constantly adding staff. We are still looking for a good operational person and inside sales help. We have been growing at a rate that is not sustainable with current staff," says Mobern Lighting President William Stone.

Mobern Lighting specializes in manufacturing high quality commercial grade lighting for new construction and providing energy efficient retrofit lighting for existing structures. Some of their biggest clients include Rexel and Dominion Electric. Mobern's products have been used in several recent local projects, including energy efficient lighting work done at Baltimore Washington International Airport, The National Institute of Science and Technology, and Camden Yards.

"Our biggest challenge is handling our expansion from a Mid-Atlantic Regional concern to a manufacturer with a national presence. We are adding warehouses in other areas of the US and will need to be able to manage them effectively," Stone says.

In addition to manufacturing and developing energy efficient lighting products, Mobern Lighting also works to educate distributors, contractors, and business leaders about the benefits of choosing green lighting. The company holds classes and seminars to encourage greater use of green lighting technology in both new construction and retrofit projects.

"I feel strongly that a company should be an extension of the community it serves. With that in mind I hire locally, belong to various local organizations, and try to take an active role in community endeavors. We have donated energy efficient product to local non-profits to help minimize their electrical costs and consumption," Stone says.

Writer: Amy McNeal
Source: William Stone, Mobern Lighting

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