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Anca, Inc.

Anca, Inc., a machine tool builder, recently celebrated with a ribbon cutting at their Wixom Facility. The company expanded their facility by 50%, adding a dedicated customer focus and training center, and doubling its machine demonstration area. The event is captured in the video below.

Anca, Inc., president, Russell Riddiford hosted representatives from the company's Melbourne, Austrailia headquarters, as well as many other visitors, including some local dignitaries. 

*Schonscheck, Inc., also a Wixom company, was contracted for the expansion. 

Ford Wixom Plant Property Sold

The former Ford Wixom Plant property has been sold to a new owner, Industrial Commercial Properties (ICP) of Solon, OH. ICP owns/has redeveloped other former automotive properties in multiple states, including here in Oakland County. They have indicated a desire to bring outstanding commercial and industrial uses forward for the property and we look forward to working together with ICP to transform this long vacant industrial space in Wixom.  

You can view media coverage of this story at the following links:


Daily Tribune

The Oakland Press

Detroit News 


Galco Industrial Electronics Acquires Wixom's Lighting Supply Company

Post Date:06/29/2017 7:54 AM

Posted to, June 26, 2017 

The world of lighting touches almost all areas of our lives. And like so many things, that world is evolving quickly. As part of that evolution, Galco Industrial Electronics, Inc. ( announced today its acquisition of and partnership with Lighting Supply Company.

Each company already has a substantial national presence online, and their union of expertise and resources will only build on what each company has to offer.

"This is a big win for our customers," said Lighting Supply's new president and CEO, Chris Hall. "We're already widely known for carrying both popular and hard-to-find lighting products. But this partnership will let us vastly increase the brands and types of products we provide. It will also let us expand our customer support by providing a more complete solution."

Lighting Supply (, which has sold lighting products since 1983, traditionally focused on commercial and industrial lighting. But with the growth of LED technology, it began carrying more consumer products in recent years. Now it will offer far more to both markets as it seeks to become the source for everything lighting.

Galco, meanwhile, has sold an array of industrial and commercial electronic and controls products since 1975, along with offering field service, in-house repair, and engineering services. With more than one million products and a strong sales force, Galco helps tens of thousands of customers with complete solutions for their industrial electronics needs.

"This is an ideal acquisition and partnership for us," said Mike Conwell, CEO of Galco. "It brings with it so much lighting expertise and access to countless new lighting products for our customers. This gives us the opportunity to help our customers with another important area of their commercial and industrial facilities, taking our service to a new level."

Galco completed the acquisition of Lighting Supply on May 25, 2017, and the companies have already begun working together to better serve their mutual customers.

About Galco Industrial Electronics, Inc.

Galco Industrial Electronics, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Madison Heights, Michigan, is a leading provider of industrial and commercial electrical and electronic controls, automation and motion products, repair, and engineering services. Galco serves commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, and utilities across the country.

About Lighting Supply Company

With thousands of popular and hard-to-find lighting products, including a wide assortment of LEDs, Lighting Supply Company has been a trusted lighting distributor since 1983. With locations in Ferndale and Wixom, Michigan, and on the web at, the company has served over 100,000 customers and has tens of thousands of positive reviews online. It offers same business day shipping on most in-stock items.

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