19507 Tue, 09/21/2010 - 11:39am
NESQUEHONING, Penn.–E.L.K. Lighting has acquired Sterling Industries, the manufacturer of decorative accessories, portable lighting and accent furniture, and it will now become a division under the E.L.K. umbrella.
John Scott, Sterling’s chief executive officer and founder, will take on a consulting role, offering John Scott Designs as part of future Sterling offerings.
“The combination of these two home furnishing industry leaders will deliver the most expansive product offering in North America,” said Bradford Smith, chief executive officer, E.L.K. Lighting. “This comprehensive strategy positions the company for dynamic cross-promotional opportunities and ultimate flexibility that is seldom achievable in the home furnishings arena.”
All of Sterling’s operations will be consolidated into E.L.K.’s facilities here, Smith said, and certain key employees will be retained from Sterling.
Scott added, “Our customers will be the ultimate winner from this agreement. Sterling will offer buyers the same great style and selection under the Sterling Industries banner, now coupled with the powerful support of E.L.K. Lighting.”