Deco Lighting, a leading LED lighting manufacturer featuring the latest in U.S. Made green technology, held it’s annual company picnic on Saturday, August 2nd at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale, California. The event brought together hundreds of company employees and their family members, as well as several other members of the lighting industry, for a day of fun and community celebration.
Deco Lighting was certainly not remiss with regard to its picnic festivities; attendees had access to a full day of events including classic games, awards, and team challenges. Says Deco Lighting National Sales Manager Steve Schwartz, “This just underscores the amazing company culture we share here at Deco. We’ve got adults and kids playing side-by-side, running sack races, doing the egg-toss; it’s like a giant family reunion. It’s events like this that really strengthen our team.”
There wasn’t a dull moment at the kid-friendly event. Guests, wearing their collectable Deco Lighting picnic t-shirts, enjoyed hot dogs and hamburgers and participated in hula hoop, limbo, and bubble gum blowing contests. While the gathering was a great reason to relax and enjoy a day outdoors with family, it was also a terrific way to commemorate the company’s year of achievements. Deco Lighting’s President, Ben Pouladian, explains, “This team has taken us to a new height. We’ve doubled our sales over last year, and we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help. It’s great to bring everyone together with their families for a day of fun to celebrate our successes!”
Deco Lighting is celebrating more than just great sales. It has been a banner year, with Deco’s collaboration with top LED manufacturer Nichia resulting in a slew of industry awards and patents for their unique product designs. “Everyone at Deco Lighting knows that the work we do helps improve the environment we live in,” says Pouladian. “We share a strong sense of purpose.” Deco Lighting offers the latest in green technology, with energy-saving LED lighting and efficient control systems. This year’s introduction of the Linea Retrofit Series, which converts existing fluorescent fixtures to LED, are the perfect example of the Deco Lighting’s focus on producing clean-energy products.
The picnic was also a great opportunity to celebrate the company’s unique culture, giving the Deco Lighting team an opportunity to develop camaraderie outside of the workplace. “When we hire someone at Deco Lighting we don’t think of them as just another employee. To us, they’re family,” says Deco’s CEO Sam Sinai. “We invest in a relationship and we stand by them, thick or thin. The fun, playful attitude you see at our picnic today is indicative of how all of us work together at the office. Our company culture allows our employees to express themselves, to offer unique solutions to everyday challenges. As a company, we choose to work with customers who have a similar culture. Customers who know we’re in this together and who are willing to work together as a team.”
After a full day of food, snow cones, prizes, kid-friendly competitions and volleyball games, the Deco Lighting team hugged and headed back to their homes, sunburnt and happy. To learn more about Deco Lighting and to see their complete line of products, visit www.getdeco.com.