Lex Products was founded in 1989 by CEO Bob Luther as a manufacturer’s representative selling electrical connectors and cables. While 1990s were a time of deep recession, Lex Products found early success in the entertainment market, by developing and distributing lines of connectors and cable for production applications.
During the mid-1990s, New York City experienced tremendous growth in the motion picture and video production market, which drove strong demand for great amounts of cable and connectors. As the need for pre-assembled cable and connectors rose, Lex Products established a manufacturing plant in Stamford, Connecticut, and leveraged the opportunity to manufacture cable assemblies to serve this market effectively.
In 1998, Lex Products revolutionized the U.S. portable power distribution box market by introducing the first rubber enclosures to the U.S. market. The rubber boxes gained popularity in the entertainment market for their durability and non-conductive characteristics. By 2002, the United States Military tapped Lex Products to manufacture power distribution boxes built with rubber enclosures to replace metal boxes.
In 2002, Lex Products introduced its first Company Switch, which earned a U.S. Patent for its design which offered enhanced safety and convenience.
By 2003, the company was named Official Manufacturer for the U.S. Marine Corps for its MEPDIS-R (Mobile Electric Power Distribution System – Replacement) project, which resulted in fast growth for Lex Products. This contract later garnered the company a 2007 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award for exemplary innovation and best acquisition, technology and logistics practices and a contract renewal.
In 2004, the company acquired KMP to bring metal fabrication resources in-house, and two years later acquired Electrol Engineering Products as a way to expand company capabilities in the dimming and control product market.
Between 2007 and 2011, the company earned several more U.S. Patents and won numerous awards for innovation and technology including awards from ESTA, PLASA, The Defense Logistics Agency and other industry organizations. By 2011, the company expanded its presence to include three plants
In 2011, Lex Products made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing privately companies in the United States, and in 2012, the company was ranked as the 77th fastest growing company in the Inc. 5000 manufacturing segment.
Also in 2012, the company became ISO 9001:2008 certified for all production, operations and support services across its three facilities. Now headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, the company also has an office and manufacturing facility in Sun Valley, California.
Today, Lex Products is a leading U.S. manufacturer of innovative power distribution, lighting and control systems for demanding markets, including entertainment, industrial and the military.
Lex Products acquires ATS Lighting and expands into portable work light market with LuxCommander Series.
Lex Products is ranked in the Inc. 5000 as the 77th fastest growing company in the Manufacturing segment.
Lex Products is named "Company of the Year" by the Fairfield County chapter of The Association for Operations Managment (APICS).
LEX Products Corporation
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