Grote Industries
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Grote Industries acquires Star Headlight & Lantern Co, Inc.

April 24, 2023
Founded in 1889, Star has a long history of providing quality lighting products to a variety of industries, a legacy Grote Industries plans to uphold.

Grote Industries has acquired Star Headlight & Lantern Co., Inc., a lighting manufacturer for rail, amber light, and emergency vehicles. The acquisition will become part of the newly created Star Safety Technologies by Grote, a holding company wholly owned by Grote Industries, Inc.

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“As a long-standing supplier partner to Grote for some of its key warning and hazard products, Star caught our attention with its great quality, innovation, and approach to serving their markets,” said Mike Grote, who will serve as general manager for the holding company.

Under this new ownership, Star Safety Technologies will continue to support these markets while benefiting from the combined resources and expertise of the two companies to innovate and grow, the company stated in a press release. As well as this, it seems that Star Headlight & Lantern Company’s team in Avon, NY, will stay in place for the time being.

“After much consideration and careful evaluation of what is best for Star, we are confident that under the Grote family care and leadership, the Jacobs family legacy of bringing innovative, high-quality products to its customers will continue and prosper,” said Christopher D. Jacobs, owner and CEO of Star Headlight & Lantern Company.

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