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Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (TCP)

Aurora, Ohio

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (TCP) is a leading lighting manufacturer committed to providing high-quality, efficient lighting solutions at a low cost. TCP was the number one provider of CFLs in the United States in 2010 with a 32 percent market share, according to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. TCP has a strong distribution footprint and reputation among retailers and distributors and sells products through more than 20,000 retail and commercial outlets. TCP is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for continuing to keep ENERGY STAR at the center of its strategy and excelling in the areas of CFL production, promotion, and employee engagement. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Offering a broad range of ENERGY STAR certified CFLs, adding 176 new models in 2012.
  • Pioneering U.S. manufacturing of CFLs and promoting job creation through its U.S.-based assembly plant.
  • Achieving a #1 Consumer Reports ranking for its CFLs three years in a row.
  • Maintaining high-quality control standards with direct control over quality, consistency, and yield at manufacturing facilities.
  • Working closely with numerous utility and retail partners to promote ENERGY STAR certified lighting. Of particular note, TCP held a series of in-store events with Sams Club to educate customers on the benefits of switching to CFLs. Through an exemplary partnership with PG&E and Orchard Supply Hardware, TCP trained store employees to guide customers to ENERGY STAR certified lighting solutions.
  • Engaging its employees through promotion of the ENERGY STAR Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign, holding an event to celebrate ENERGY STAR, and putting together an employee pledge drive.