Cypress, California (January 2016) — Ushio America, Inc., continues its commitment to customer-based lighting solutions with a strategic investment in American Green Technology™ (AGT), an advanced technology lighting fixture and air purification system manufacturer for the industrial and healthcare markets. This partnership brings together two industry innovators with similar visions for future technology in the fields of lighting and healthcare.
American Green Technology was founded in 2009 with headquarters in South Bend, Indiana. They will continue to operate under the American Green Technology name and manufacture their products in the USA in Clarksdale, Mississippi. According to Keith SanGiacomo, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ushio America, Inc., “The investment in American Green Technology brings the solid financial and technological expertise of Ushio together with the innovation, extensive market knowledge and intellectual property of American Green Technology. Vidashield represents a unique technological advancement in the healthcare and general illumination markets. We’re very excited about the new offerings and future developments as well as the value they bring to our customers.”
American Green Technology is an innovative technology pioneer, strategically positioned with patented technologies in the air purification and industrial markets worldwide. Their purification and industrial products have been used very successfully in extreme conditions, yielding significant advantages over traditional products in these critical market segments.
Ushio America is one of the world’s largest specialty lighting companies and is a leader in several markets such as digital cinema, video projection, scientific and medical, and UV curing. Ushio America is focused on meeting the comprehensive needs of customers through market-directed product engineering, manufacturing process control and breadth of product offering.
“We are humbled and excited for the investment by Ushio America,” said Danny Bogar, CEO of American Green Technology. “Ushio is a world-class company with a world-class management team that we are very fortunate to be a part of. The strategic investment into AGT adds unique products like Vidashield and energy efficient induction high-bays to Ushio’s already impressive lineup.”
About Ushio America, Inc.
Ushio America, Inc. (Ushio) is a leading manufacturer of specialty and general illumination lighting solutions based in Cypress, California. Established in 1967 as a subsidiary of Ushio Inc., in Tokyo, Japan, Ushio now carries over 2,500 general lighting and specialty products. These Lighting-Edge Technologies™ are provided to a variety of industries such as general illumination, audio-visual, photographic, stage, studio and television, semiconductor, printed circuit, video projection, cinema, UV curing, germicidal, horticulture, graphic arts, flashlight, scientific and medical, dental, ophthalmic, infra-red heating, and many others. For more information, visit www.ushio.com.
About American Green Technology™
American Green Technology™ with the power of the Ushio America investment, is positioned as a leading manufacturer of lighting products for the heavy industry and healthcare sector. With a world class board of directors, shareholders and management team, AGT leverages global relationships to produce proprietary best in class solutions. By replacing less than optimal alternatives, AGT offers our customers fast paybacks and high returns on investment.