Made in the Valley: BK Lighting

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A Madera company is keeping the world and memorials bright with their specialized lighting.

From the Hall Winery in Napa Valley to the LDS Temple in Philadelphia to memorials, BK Lighting is illuminating businesses and sacred spots around the country.

"We have memorials that we've done in Union City for 9/11, we've also done memorials in San Francisco, as well as New York and Pennsylvania," said Becky Carlson, BK Lighting marketing manager.

The Madera company started with one light in 1984 and a bright idea.

"They were drinking a 7oz Coors, and the MR-16 had just come out into the market in 1984, and ingeniously they tried to put the two together. And that's how it all started," said Carlson.

These days the company makes a variety of lights for private homes to baseball stadiums. Each light is put together by hand.

"There's a big process that goes on -- from the design, to the assembly, to the machine shop, to all of the packing, to the powder coating, making sure it's the right color that its perfect for the customer," said Carlson.

The company has grown to 125 employees over its three branches.
They say being an American made company has strong appeal.

"Being made just in America, and knowing where all of your components are coming from, it substantiates exactly what the quality of our product is," said Carlson.

Many employees say they take pride in their work.

"What I love is the fact that we light the world," Carlson said, "And that every project... that we can make the daytime longer by lighting the night."


Locally, you can find their lights at Fashion Fair Mall.

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