Production of GE Lighting’s Albeo brand of LED lighting has moved into the
174,000-square-foot facility next door to GE Energy. GE Lighting bought out
Albeo Technologies in late 2012. The move was a significant expansion to a
Albeo’s facility. Currently, Albeo only occupies about a third of the new
Jeff Bisberg, former CEO of Albeo Technologies spoke to the more than 150
employees, out-of-town GE representatives and Longmont city officials including
Mayor Denis Coombs at the opening of the new facility. “We do more in a
single day now than we did in our entire first year,” Bisberg said.
Bisberg and Peter Van Lannen founded Albeo Technologies about a decade
previously as a residential LED lighting company. The company’s switch to the
industrial lighting sector and resulting success attracted the attention of GE
Lighting of Cleveland, Ohio.
Bisberg noted that since Albeo was bought out by GE Lighting, its fixture
sales have tripled. So, a larger facility was desperately needed. Bisberg
thanked city staff and the Longmont Area Economic Council for making the move
to Longmont an easy choice. Bisberg indicated that the new building will allow
it to grow four to five times its current size, and that will require an
increase its number of employees. GE Lighting’s Longmont production facility
currently employs about 58 people plus another 20 temporary workers.