North American Lighting Celebrates Expansion

CONTACT: Olivia Bradford, Shoals Chamber,, 256-764-4661
April 29, 2022
North American Lighting Announces New Warehouse Expansion
THE SHOALS, ALA. – North American Lighting celebrated their newest expansion on January 28, 2022., in Muscle Shoals, Ala. The Shoals Economic Development Authority and the Shoals Chamber of Commerce were present, along with the Mayor of Muscle Shoals and several executives from NAL’s corporate headquarters.
North American Lighting Inc. (NAL), a division of Koito Manufacturing Co., is the largest manufacturing employer in The Shoals.  In 2005, NAL announced a new 200,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, committing an investment of $22 million and creating 320 jobs.  In 2010, the company announced an investment of an additional $10.2 million in the Alabama facility adding 96 new jobs.  NAL’s success in Alabama continued as the company announced multiple expansions at their Shoals facility investing $35 million and creating 250 new jobs in 2011 and $36 million and 275 jobs in 2013.  Just a decade after NAL’s original announcement in Muscle Shoals, they had tripled their footprint to 600,000 sq ft becoming the largest manufacturing employer in The Shoals.
In 2019, The Shoals EDA began discussions with NAL about additional expansions to support NAL’s growing business.  Quickly, NAL chose The Shoals as the location of their new 150,000 sq ft warehouse investing another $8 million in the area.  NAL quickly filled the new warehouse and just a year later committed to doubling the size of the warehouse investing another $30 million and adding 100 jobs.
To date, NAL has invested over $265 million and created more than 1,400 jobs in The Shoals. They are currently hiring and information can be found here: NAL Careers:
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