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Jackson manufacturer Full Spectrum Solutions' subsidiary expanding operations, looking to create more jobs in area

JACKSON, MI – Full Spectrum Solutions' subsidiary EverLast Lighting is expanding its operations to create at least 10 jobs, do more in-house manufacturing and partner with more Michigan-based manufacturers.

EverLast Lighting, which specializes in energy-efficient lighting for roadways, parking structures and other facilities, is in the initial stages of expanding operations at its facility at the Full Spectrum Solutions headquarters, 2021 Wellworth Ave.

The company recently invested more than $100,000 for two new computer numerical control machines to produce more parts in-house for the EverLast product line.

Some of these components were previously produced in other areas of the United States, spokesman Kyle Leighton said.

“Just having these machines under our roof allows us to work with more Michigan manufacturers,” he said. “It’s better for us, it’s better for Jackson, it’s better for the economy.”

Full Spectrum Solutions has been involved in some high-scale projects across the state in the past year and has launched a campaign to promote energy efficiency and foster more partnerships with other Michigan-based companies.

The company recently worked with the University of Michigan to install energy-efficient lights at the university's Player Development Center. Fifty-six induction high bay fixtures manufactured by the Jackson company were installed during construction of the 57,000-square-foot building.

The Player Development Center is attached to Crisler Center, where Michigan plays home basketball games.

In November, it was announced that about 3,000 energy-efficient light fixtures from Full Spectrum Solutions had been installed at Detroit's Cobo Center as part of a federally funded energy-saving program. The new lights are expected to save the center $340,000 a year.

In addition, the staff at Full Spectrum Solutions has grown from about 20 to 50 people in the past three years, and the company will continue to grow, Leighton said.

“The thing we know for sure is that we’ll be able to work with more manufactures here,” he said.

by Tarryl Jackson, MLive Media Group