Employee Profile

Behind the Scenes | Barn Light Electric Paint Department

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Barn Light Electric Paint Department
Creating handcrafted lighting from scratch requires high-quality materials, a multitude of steps, and plenty of hands. Luckily, we have an abundance of all three to create our vintage-inspired barn lighting and porcelain enamel lighting here at Barn Light Electric. After light shades are spun from raw metal in the machine shop, they are prepped for painting. Depending upon the metal used, shades are either powder coated, galvanized, or sent to the porcelain department for finishing. Shades crafted from live metals such as copper and brass require their own special finishing techniques. ... Read More

Behind the Scenes | Metal Spinning Comes Naturally to Barn Light's Hand Spinner

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Metal Spinning Comes Naturally to Barn Light's Hand Spinner
Barn Light Electric‘s machine shop is where handcrafted barn lights and porcelain enamelware are born. Large sheets of metal are cut into flat disks then placed on a hand lathe. Our crew of talented metal spinners bend and shape each disk around a mold to create light shades, bowls, plates, and more. It’s difficult work that requires both strength and finesse, and lots of practice, to force the metal into the desired shape. ... Read More

Behind the Scenes | Barn Light Interns Learn Ins & Outs of Manufacturing

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Barn Light Interns Learn Ins & Outs of Manufacturing
According to Mike Rowe, TV host and advocate for trades and manufacturing jobs, “Opportunity usually shows up in overalls and looking like work.” This summer, opportunity at Barn Light Electric showed up in company t-shirts and jeans as four interns took their places alongside our full-time staff to learn the processes behind creating American-made lighting. These four young men, three high school students and one college student, all grew up on the Space Coast and were welcomed into the Barn Light ranks in June. ... Read More

Behind the Scenes | Comptroller & Community Leader

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Comptroller & Community Leader
Every decision a company makes bears a cost. At Barn Light Electric, the person managing those costs is Comptroller Carla McRae who will celebrate her fifth year with the company in August. This Titusville native not only brings a strong background in number crunching to the table, but has also been honored for her leadership skills throughout Brevard County. “I handle the financial oversight for Barn Light plus risk management,” Carla explains. “I assist our team in implementing the company’s strategic vision with an eye towards the financial aspects of every decision.” ... Read More

Behind the Scenes | Titusville Native Learns, Grows with Barn Light Electric

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Titusville Native Learns, Grows with Barn Light Electric
Customers sometimes ask whether our lighting is simply shipped from overseas then finished here in the United States. One person who can easily answer that question is Josh, our manufacturing supervisor. Josh has worked on the Barn Light team for almost eight years and watched the company grow from a fledgling operation to one of the country’s premier manufacturers of vintage-inspired lighting. ... Read More

Behind the Scenes | Quality Control Team Keeps Close Eye on Thousands of Parts

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Quality Control Team Keeps Close Eye on Thousands of Parts
With a practiced touch, Pam runs her fingers around the rim of a large, aluminum light shade. She’s feeling, and looking, for any imperfections in the piece before sending it on to inventory. Pam has worked in quality control for more than 15 years; the last five with Barn Light Electric. “We check the raw parts as they come out of the machine shop,” Pam explains. “We’re looking for dents or imperfections, and we check that the rims are closed. We also measure to make sure the dimensions are correct and the holes are the right size.” ... Read More