Leviton Manufacturing Company Inc. is the largest privately held manufacturer of electrical wiring equipment in North America. It has operations in 85 countries on 6 continents. It has a staff compliment of 6500 people. It holds produces to over 25 000 devices and systems, which both apply in residential and commercial construction. It produces a wide range of products that include datacom, electrical light sockets, receptacles and outlets, switches and dimmers.
How Leviton Began
Leviton was founded in 1906 by Isidor Leviton, starting off by manufacturing brass mantles tips for natural gas lighting in Manhattan. These mantle tips were sold in a push carton the Browery in the lower side of Manhattan. He also ventured into screw-in lamp holders for Thomas Edison’s lamp in 1910, and within 10 years the lamp holders were used in almost every household in New York. Leviton moved to Greeenpoint in Brooklyn in the 1920s, and in 1936 the company went on to build shop and warehouse, which stands to this day. In 1937 an acquisition of the American Insulated Wire Company was finalized, a move that extended their product lines to wires, cables and cords. A purchase of Deal Electric Company in 1950 saw the growth of Levision’s empire, the Deal Electric Company was renamed Leviton Canada. By 1953, Leviton was producing fluorescent lighting. Harold Leviton, Isidor Leviton’s son was named President and CEO of the company and he moved the company to its new Headquarters in Little Neck, Queens, New York in 1973
Cutting edge product development and manufacturing
In 2012, Leviton launched its Universal Dimming device line which dims any dimmable light-emitting diode, compact fluorescent light, or incandescent light bulb. This resulted in dramatic energy savings. The company also released its Zipline Fluorescent Energy Retrofit Module, which eliminated retrofit wiring of ballasts. Leviton introduced its Omnistat 3 Hospitality Thermostat for 'cost-effective control of HVAC, lighting, and electrical loads' increasing HVAC energy efficiency in hotel guest rooms in October 2015.
Leviton also boasts of awards
- 2014: Leviton Received Three EC&M "Product of the Year" Category Awards
- 2013: Leviton SmartlockPro OBC AFCI Receptacle Recognized as “2013 Best New Home Product” by This Old House Magazine
- 2012: Home Channel News Golden Hammer Award
- 2012: Today’s Facility Manager magazine Readers’ Choice Award
- 2012: NECA Showstopper Award
Leviton at ATI Electric Supply
Leviton supplies small electrical components, covers and amp devices to ATI Electrical Supply.
Location: Melville, New York, United States