Nothing warms our heart more than a great American success story. Barn Light Electric started in a garage where our owners rewired and refinished vintage gooseneck and barn pendant lights to sell. Fast forward a few years and today we’re handcrafting vintage-inspired lights in a 60,000-square-foot facility and shipping them worldwide.
Today’s Featured Customer had similar humble beginnings. Hayes Manufacturing started in a garage more than 40 years ago and today makes state-of-the-art drive and flywheel couplings in its Fife Lake, Michigan, headquarters. The five owners and partners recently remodeled a storage space in their plant to create an executive... Read More
How do you transform a traditional Florida-style home into a chic urban loft loaded with rustic industrial style? Jim and Nobel could write a primer on how they took their 1960s-era home in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to the studs and started from scratch.
“We wanted to do a New York-style loft with wide plank flooring, brick walls, cement counters, rustic barn doors, and barn style lighting,” Jim says. “Some call it a refined industrial look.”
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Non-stop activity characterizes Stefanie’s Menlo Park, California, home where Mom, Dad, two young boys, and a golden retriever spend time playing soccer, basketball, and ping pong. To create even more space for play, the family transformed their basic two-car garage into a “family cave” complete with a wine fridge and a train ledge around the room. Custom-made LED lighting adds a pop of color to the rustic space.
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Like many craft brewers, Sherry Stead got her start with a home brew kit. For almost 20 years, Sherry tinkered with her home brew recipes much to the delight of her family and friends in Homer, Alaska. Last May, Sherry and her family realized their dream of opening a local brewery which includes an industrial styled tasting room.
“The Grace Ridge Brewing tasting room is located in a new building,” Sherry says. “I wanted to create an industrial look that used metal and wood with a retro feel.” Because the tasting room has a very tall ceiling, Sherry searched for industrial pendant lights to accent the space.
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While there are dizzying numbers of light fixtures available on the market today, the type of finish gets quickly whittled down to two. Yes, there are metals to consider, such as brass and copper, but if you want a color, your choices typically come down to either a powder coat or porcelain enamel finish.
A powder coat finish offers durability for use inside and out and is available in a wide range of colors. Porcelain enamel offers that and more. Once a staple in the lighting industry back in the early 20th century, porcelain enamel lighting was the gold standard for commercial lighting. From warehouses and factories to gas stations and retail stores, porcelain... Read More