It was recently announced in the Boulder County Business Report that GE Lighting Systems Inc. would be relocating from it Boulder facility to a 63,000 square foot space in Longmont. The move, anticipated to happen in January, will allow the manufacturing business more space — about double, to be exact — after the company experienced an increase of nearly three times the amount of LED lights sold this year when compared to last year. The increase in sales is due to more efficient and less costly LED lighting, the article stated.
The Longmont space is located next door to the GE Energy Plant in a 174,000 square foot facility. Currently with about 80 employees at the Boulder GE Lighting plant, the company plans to up the employee count to about 100 when it relocates to Longmont.
GE Lighting was formed in 2012 after General Electric bought Albeo Technologies. According to Jeff Bisberg, who founded Albeo and will be the new site leader at the Longmont facility, the company is “proof you can do manufacturing in the United States.”
Longmont has a population of more than 86,000 people, based on the 2010 Census figures. It has a median household income of roughly $51,000. Longmont is one of just a handful of cities to be recognized as a silver level bicycle community by the League of American Bicyclists. It is connected via RTD to Denver and Boulder and by regional bus service to Fort Collins, Loveland and Berthoud.
GE will be joining other large employers in Longmont including Seagate, Amgen, Intrado, The Federal Aviation Administration, Xilinx, Mclane Western, and Digital Globe.
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