February 3, 2023
Pinnacle to Move Manufacturing from Denver to Wisconsin
Brand headquarters to move within Denver. Assembly layoffs planned.
Denver-based Pinnacle Architectural Lighting will be moving its manufacturing and assembly functions to Kenosha, Wisconsin and will share manufacturing space with Legrand sister-brand Kenall Manufacturing. As a result of the move, 151 Denver-based workers, mostly assembly and manufacturing roles, will face layoffs commencing June 30 and continuing through March 1, 2024.
In a Wednesday letter sent to the State of Colorado and to the Mayor of Denver, Legrand VP of Human Resources, Sherri Shimomura, explained that the company expects to permanently close its Havana Street facility located in the Stapleton section of Denver. Legrand informed us today that Pinnacle Architectural Lighting’s brand headquarters will move to another Metro Dener location as key business functions of management, engineering, customer service and others will continue to operate out of the Mile High City where Pinnacle was founded over 20 years ago.
Ms. Shimomura stated that appropriate advance notice of the job eliminations was provided to the impacted employees during a town hall meeting on January 10, 2023. Following that meeting, the company scheduled individual meetings with each of the impacted employees on January 10 and the throughout the remainder of January, so that written notice could be delivered by hand to all those impacted.
Pinnacle Architectural Lighting manufacturing will share the factory where Legrand-owned brand, Kenall, has operated since 2014 after relocating from nearby Gurnee, Illinois. The consolidation of manufacturing functions under one roof is not uncommon in business and industry, and this move may cause the Pinnacle brand to not only operate more efficiently, but also possibly expand its capabilities in the areas of healthcare lighting and customized lighting solutions.