Legrand, North America has announced that it has acquired St. Louis, Mo.-based decorative lighting manufacturer Original Cast Lighting, Inc. (OCL). In a prepared statement John Selldorff, CEO, Legrand North and Central America said, “This market continues to grow as digital technology transforms product offerings, while lighting designers and specifiers drive demand for more innovative and contemporary lighting solutions. The acquisition by Legrand will strengthen OCL’s ability to offer a full complement of innovative, attractive, and solution-oriented lighting products that meet customers’ evolving needs and transform the spaces where our customers live and work.”

According to the press release, “…OCL will continue to continue to operate as a standalone business within Legrand, North America. Josh Shapiro, President, OCL said, “For over 44 years, OCL has been dedicated to designing lighting fixtures that enhance building environments, create energy savings, and respond to the evolving needs of the design community. Joining forces with Legrand, North America will enable us to greatly enhance our ability to expand our product offerings and to bring those products to market much faster than we could have in the past.”