U.S. Energy Sciences, Inc., (USES) a fully-integrated manufacturer of energy efficient lighting products including LED, fluorescent and induction fixtures, has announced the completion of a 10,000 square foot expansion of its Vidalia, Georgia facility. The expansion accommodates a new paint line enabling USES to post-paint its all-aluminum components, delivering a more durable, attractive finish.
According to operations manager Bobby Hicks, “Adding the paint line allows us to ensure the finish quality and durability of the lighting products we sell. When pre-painted aluminum is cut and shaped the process can leave imperfections in the finish and sharp edges. Our post-painted, powder-coated process creates a flawless finish that feels almost like plastic. Edges are smooth which makes for safer assembly and installation.”
Post-painting is a six-stage process, that begins with a multi-step wash and pre-treatment procedure. After drying, each piece goes to the paint booth, is powder coated and then baked at 400 degrees. The process is continually monitored and tested for adhesion and other quality measures.
“We are excited to expand our operations and to add this new post-paint process. At USES we are always on the lookout for ways to improve the quality, efficiency and diversity of our lighting products. This new powder-coated, post-paint line is one more example of our continuous improvement.”
About US Energy Sciences
Established in 1987, USES sells a full line of Reflectors, Retrofit Kits, Highbays, Troffers, Surface Mounts, Strips, Vaportights, Outdoor Lighting and accessories. USES also provides complete lighting packages including lamps, ballasts and controls, from respected brand names like GE, Philips and Leviton.
USES all-aluminum components feature post-painted finishes and offer the lightest, most durable and attractive lighting products available for a variety of commercial and industrial applications. The company offers comprehensive in-house engineering services to design and customize lighting layouts, including LED applications.
USES sources materials in the USA, fabricates all components in Vidalia, GA., and proudly complies with the “Buy American Act.” Visit the website at www.usenergysciences.com.