KJK is proud to represent US Lighting Group (USLG) as the company makes the switch from LED lighting to vehicle electronics in its latest endeavor of molded fiberglass campers, prefabricated homes and high-performance boats.
In a recent spotlight, Crain’s Cleveland Business further discusses the company’s innovation and impact:
“There’s only so many vintage after-market parts you can create for cars, but after looking at the multibillion-dollar RV industry, we said let’s shift gears,” said Anthony Corpora, CEO and president of US Lighting, the holding company for subsidiaries Cortes Campers, Futuro Houses and Fusion X Marine. “Instead of making electronics, we can make the vehicles ourselves.”
Motivated by a pandemic-driven boom where more than 11 million households own a recreational vehicle, per RV Industry Association figures, US Lighting recognized a marketplace where it could still make a significant impact.
In 2021, the Euclid-based company built out distribution for “composite products and structures for the outdoor, active lifestyle,” it said in a statement at the time. Work began at its 28,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on a 17-foot Cortes Campers travel trailer made from lightweight fiberglass.
The subsidiary sent its first camper to a dealership in Idaho early last year, representing a year’s worth of research and development from a staff knowledgeable about fiberglass construction.
“The beauty is our lead engineer had previous boat-building experience that got us into this molded fiberglass space,” said Corpora. “You can build a camper like you do a boat. It was a seamless transition for us.
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