SOURCE: XtraLight Manufacturing


January 12, 2010 12:56 ET

XtraLight and Blanchard Associates Partner to Become Powerful Player in Energy Services Market

The New Partnership, With More Than 50 Years of Combined Lighting Expertise, Will See Blanchard Representing XtraLight Fixtures and Lighting Software to Organizations Focused on Saving Money and Energy

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - XtraLight Manufacturing, an expert in all aspects of commercial/industrial relighting for more than 25 years, announced today that it has selected Blanchard Associates to represent XtraLight energy-efficient lighting fixtures and proprietary lighting audit and engineering software to the growing energy services market.

Blanchard Associates, the nation's only energy efficiency-focused lighting representative, delivers expert advice throughout the lighting upgrade process and manages successful lighting projects for Fortune 1000, municipal, commercial, and retail customers throughout North America.

Industry-leading XtraLight products allow distributors, contractors, and end users to successfully implement facility-wide energy-efficient lighting programs without disrupting any aspect of operations. By representing XtraLight, Blanchard Associates now has access to a manufacturer that offers fast turnaround times on custom orders, guaranteed accurate shipments, reliable job packs, and expert technical advice. Users who purchase XtraLight fixtures typically decrease lighting energy expenses by an average of 30 percent (up to 50 percent in some cases).

"We welcome the opportunity to work with the Blanchard team, and expand on our long tradition of unparalleled customer service," said Jerry Caroom, CEO of XtraLight. "This partnership will showcase XtraLight fixtures and software to be reliable, energy-efficient workhorses dramatically enhancing and improving the product lineup Blanchard previously offered to the industry."

Blanchard is well known in the industry for choosing its strategic partners based on strict quality, service, and reliability criteria.

"This is an excellent alliance for both our agency and the customers we serve," said Joe Blanchard, CEO of Blanchard Associates. "Whether supporting an end-user, specifier, channel partner, or installation solution provider, our agency is raising the bar through our relationship with XtraLight delivering the highest level of product performance, support, and value our discriminating customers must have today."

About XtraLight

Founded in 1986, XtraLight invented and patented the first fluorescent high bay fixture, sparking the energy-efficient lighting revolution. Today, XtraLight continues to define state-of-the-art energy-efficient lighting technology, delivering significant lighting-related energy savings and dramatically improved lighting performance. XtraLight is a Houston-based company dedicated to creating smart lighting solutions backed with unparalleled service.

About Blanchard Associates

Since 1983, Blanchard Associates has professionally represented quality manufacturers as their contract (outsourced) sales and technical support service. Blanchard Associates offers top-tier lighting product and application consulting services to end users, design engineers and specifiers, OEM's, integrators, contractors and installers, distributors and resellers throughout North America. Headquartered in Ontario, California, Blanchard Associates is dedicated to giving their customers a competitive edge when choosing energy-efficient product technology to meet specific design objectives.

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