TITUSVILLE, Fla. (February 28, 2014) — Looking back on a year marked with record growth, Barn Light Electric celebrates its anniversary this week with an expanded manufacturing space, a host of new products, and new collaborations on the horizon.
While the overall economy had its ups and downs in 2013, Barn Light Electric saw both its residential and commercial customer bases expand steadily including a new base of operations Down Under.
“We helped launch Barn Light Australia to make our lighting more readily available to customers in Australia and New Zealand,” notes Bryan Scott, owner of Barn Light Electric. This international expansion has led to increased production in the Brevard County, Florida, facilities and world-wide recognition of the Barn Light Electric name.
Scott, along with his wife Donna, left their professional careers in 2008 to run their fledgling business full time with the dream of crafting their own line of vintage lighting and reviving the art of manufacturing porcelain enamel lighting.
The Scotts were featured by both CNN and CNBC in 2013 in stories focusing on how the couple turned their one-time hobby of restoring antique lights into a successful business.
Due to the company’s rapid growth in the past five years, the Scott purchased a 50,000-square-foot building and moved their entire manufacturing operation under one roof. Metal spinning, enameling, powder coating, assembly, research & development, IT, and shipping all take place in one building creating a more streamlined approach to the business.
The company was honored with several awards during the past year including being named a finalist in the 2013 Martha Stewart Made in America awards, Business of the Year by the Titusville Chamber of Commerce, and Business Leaders of the Year in Manufacturing by SpaceCoast Business Magazine.
Looking ahead, the company continues to expand its product line with new offerings in copper lighting, LED lighting, and an array of porcelain enamel home goods. Barn Light Electric has also teamed with Los Angeles-based designer Veronica Valencia to create a vivid collection of barn pendants, wall sconces, and studio lights that offer a bohemian twist on the classic barn light.