by John Vogel
Global leader in energy-efficient lighting technology TCP, Inc is currently offering careers to US Veterans. TCP has joined up with Hire Veterans one of the leading online military job boards in the hopes of reaching out to thousands of qualified US Veterans who might be interested in a new and exciting career.
Technical Consumer Products, Inc (TCP) was founded in 1993 by Ellis Yan. Ellis Yan came to America from China at the age of 20 to study at Cleveland State University, where he earned a degree in accounting. In 1986 he bought used equipment, exported it to China, and began producing halogen lights. This marked the beginning of his entry into the lighting industry.
While the lighting manufacturers decided to abandon energy efficient lighting, Ellis persevered, believing that TCP could create a better light source to rival the incandescent light bulb. In 1996, TCP was the first company to introduce the “SpringLamp Inside”, rather than a straight tube in a CFL, revolutionizing the residential lighting industry for the first time since Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb.
TCP has grown into one of the leading and most innovative companies in the lighting industry. Today their US headquarters is located in Aurora, Ohio. They also consist of North American distribution centers located in Ohio, California and Ontario. Currently they have more than 200 employees in the US. They also have more than 20 in Europe, South America and other locations. Lastly, they have over 7,000 employees in China.
In the North America consumer market, TCP sells through almost 7,000 home centers, hardware, food & drug and other outlets. Partners include The Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Orchard Supply, Office Depot, Wegmen’s, Fred Meyer, Do-It-Best Hardware, Big Lot’s, and many others. TCP’s North American commercial distribution sales network includes more than 9,000 electrical distributors, branch locations and catalog accounts located throughout North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
If you are currently seeking a job in the lighting industry, then please come and check out the jobs posted by TCP on Hire Veterans. They are constantly updating the careers that they offer to our US Veterans, so be sure to check back from time to time. A career with TCP can be very rewarding, and also comes with a competitive benefits package. For a list of benefits, please visit the website for TCP.