Headquartered in Blue Ash, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), LSI is a leading producer of lighting, graphics and technology solutions. Our indoor and outdoor products and services are valued by architects, engineers, distributors and contractors for their quality, reliability and innovation. The company’s products are used extensively in automotive dealerships, petroleum stations, quick service restaurants, grocery stores and pharmacies, retail establishments, sports complexes, parking lots and garages, and commercial and industrial buildings.
James A. Clark is LSI’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors. He was named CEO on November 1, 2018.
LSI is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol LYTS – aligning the company with many of the most prominent small cap corporations in America. Our fiscal 2020 revenues reached $305.6 million.
LSI’s products are made in America, and our manufacturing heritage spans more than 40 years, beginning in 1976 when the company was founded.
LSI has approximately 1,200 employees at seven manufacturing plants in the United States, including our corporate headquarters.
Blue Ash, Ohio
Burlington, North Carolina
1976: LSI Founded with 6 employees, in a 3,000 sq. ft. facility
1985: LSI goes public
1987: Introduced 1 + 1 = 3 (Lighting + Graphics = Image)
1988: Acquired Greenlee Landscape Lighting Co.
1989: Moved to corporate headquarters in Blue Ash, Ohio on a 32 acre site, opened a pole plant, and acquired Abolite Lighting and SGI Integrated Graphic Systems L.P.
1994: Acquired MetalCraft metal fabrication plant in Independence, Kentucky
1995: Formed LSI IMAGES, a Division of LSI Industries Inc. (menu boards for fast food market)
1996: Opened LSI Image Center
1997 to 2000: Went through a series of acquisitions: Grady McCauley Inc. (graphic products), Marcole Inc. (wiring harness products), Midwest Lighting Inc. (interior fluorescent lighting products), Retail Graphics Inc. (graphic products), and Acquired Lightron (interior lighting products)
2001: Consolidated all companies into one unified corporate branded identity. Entered into a License & Supply Agreement for Australia & New Zealand with Hamilton Lighting
2006: Acquired Saco Technologies (LED technology)
2007: Introduced LSI LED Displays + Digital Signage as well as the first-ever LED Canopy lighting fixture
2009: Acquired ADL Technology (LED technology manufacturing facility) and Introduced the iZone – LSI’s Technical Education Center
2010: Moved Greenlee productions to Cincinnati, Ohio. Built and opened the Electronics Manufacturing Center (EMC) in Cincinnati. Introduced LSI’s Graphics Marketing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio
2012: Acquired Virticus Corporation
2017: Acquired Atlas Lighting Products
2018: James A. Clark named President and CEO.