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Grote’s 100-candle birthday party

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Light and wiring-system maker Grote Industries is marking 100 years as a successfully run, family business."That's an accomplishment not many other companies can claim," says preside...


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Light and wiring-system maker Grote Industries is marking 100 years as a successfully run, family business.

“That’s an accomplishment not many other companies can claim,” says president and chief executive officer William “Bill” Grote III.

Grote pioneered a plastic injection molding in the early 1920’s, and by the 1960’s had graduated to making non-metallic lamps for clearance markers.

The company developed one of the market’s first Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps in the early 1990’s. n


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