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Full Spectrum Solutions passionate about doing business with fellow Michigan manufacturers

by Tarryl Jackson

JACKSON, MI – Jackson’s Full Spectrum Solutions is becoming a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting across the country.

Since completing a $300,000 lighting installation job at the Green Bay Packers' Lambeau Field, the company is now doing installation jobs for all Meijer stores across the state as well as national projects with Sunoco gas stations, Greyhound bus terminals and Planet Fitness locations.

“We feel confident in our approach to manufacturing and our industry, and we are very enthusiastic about the results of the 2013 year,” said company spokesman Kyle Leighton.

For its success, Full Spectrum Solutions, 2021 Wellworth Ave., and its subsidiary EverLast Lighting received one of the Manufacturer of the Year awards by the Jackson Area Manufacturers Association.The other recipient was Grass Lake's American Tooling Center and its parent company Diversified Tooling Group.

Michael Nevins, president of Full Spectrum Solutions, said the Manufacturer of the Year award is an honor because it comes directly from the company’s peers.

“It’s coming from people who are doing the same thing we are,” he said.

The company's subsidiary, EverLast Lighting, recently expanded its operations to create at least 10 jobs, do more in-house manufacturing and partner with more Michigan-based manufacturers.

EverLast specializes in energy-efficient lighting for roadways, parking structures and other facilities. 

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.

“We are excited about doing business with other Michigan companies,” Nevins said. “That’s really a passion of ours. It’s about seeing the state as a whole do better.”

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

“Our Michigan energy campaign has provided us with excellent outreach awareness, and allowed us to bring lighting to the forefront of Michigan businesses looking to reduce energy costs,” Leighton said.

The company worked with the University of Michigan to install energy-efficient lights atthe 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.

In November 2011, 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 60 people in the past three years, and the company is expecting to continue that growth.

“We need to be more focused on doing more business with each other locally,” Nevins said. “Why wouldn’t we want to do business with each other here?”