10200 55th St., Kenosha • www.kenall.com
Year Founded: 1963
Product or Service Offered: Kenall offers luminaires designed according to industry best practices and certified performance standards with an attention to cleanability and infection control. Additionally, Kenall offers sealed enclosure lighting for containment, controlled and sealed spaces; food-processing lighting that features sealed, NSF listed, high-efficiency lighting products; correctional lighting designed to deter even the most determined attempts to destroy, enter or vandalize; transportation lighting designed to meet the specialized demands of parking and tunnel applications, including high performance, corrosion resistance and serviceability; and TekLink lighting control systems offering a range of options designed to meet a variety of applications.
President & Chairman: James W. Hawkins
Projected 2016 Revenue: Not disclosed
Target Clientele: Lighting specifiers including architects, engineers and lighting designers, as well as facility managers, building owners, electrical contractors and distributors.
What has fueled your company’s growth?
“New products and new markets. The advancement of solid state lighting, developing state-of-the-art technologies across product lines, regulatory changes and mandates that support energy conservation, rebates and incentives from government and local utilities.”
What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?
“Currently, our growth is sustainable and running at a manageable pace. We have a multi-faceted approach to sustaining a pipeline of talented employees and technical production labor. Additionally, we continue to pursue new markets and apply innovation across our current markets.”
Do you plan to make any changes to your company?
“Regarding changes to the company, we are continuously in flux to remain ahead of the curve in a fast-moving industry. We promote a culture of continuous improvement, constantly striving for change that benefits growth, profitability and the ability to hire talented employees. As of July 2016, we will be ISO registered.”
What is the outlook for your industry?
“According to a recent study by the Fredonia Group, the ‘demand for lighting fixtures in the U.S. is forecasted to grow 7.7 percent annually to $32.5 billion in 2018.’ The study goes on to state, ‘LED fixtures to account for over half of all sales in 2018.’”
What is your company’s most important growth strategy?
“Overall, our most important growth strategy is investment in, and development of, advanced technologies. An exciting example of Kenall’s technology commitment is Indigo-Clean, a continuous disinfection technology patented and proven to kill harmful bacteria linked to hospital acquired infections. Unlike UV light, Indigo-Clean uses safe, visible light to automatically and continuously kill harmful bacteria in the air and on hard and soft surfaces, representing a breakthrough in helping to reduce HAIs. Kenall carries the exclusive license to commercialize this technology in the U.S.”