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A.C.T Lighting Continues to Expand Its Reach with Acquisition of RapcoHorizon

A.C.T Lighting, Inc., an importer and distributor of technology to the entertainment industry, has completed the acquisition of RHC Holdings Corp. ("RapcoHorizon"). This move follows A.C.T Lighting's recent acquisition of AC Power Distribution, a manufacturer of UL-listed portable power distribution for film, video, touring, and exterior event venues.

Headquartered in Jackson, Missouri and with core facilities in Massachusetts, Canada and Mexico, RapcoHorizon is the leading, vertically-integrated manufacturer of interconnect assemblies, audio, data and interface products, and specialty industrial wire, the company says. The company's products are used worldwide by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles, and musicians. RapcoHorizon also has market leading research & development capabilities and a state-of-the-art custom metal shop to build new devices to meet any customer need.

"This industry-changing acquisition joins together two of the most respected suppliers in entertainment technology," says Ben Saltzman, president and CEO of A.C.T Lighting. "RapcoHorizon's "musicians serving musicians" culture perfectly aligns with A.C.T's values, and we are excited that combining A.C.T Lighting and RapcoHorizon will expand the world-class product range that our amazing customers use to own the stage."

"A.C.T Lighting is one of the most recognized leaders in production technology and services, and we are excited to join the A.C.T family," says Dale Williams, president of RapcoHorizon. "RapcoHorizon's brands have been the leading connectivity products for decades. Now, as part of A.C.T Lighting, we will be able to bring the level of service and innovation at which both companies excel to our wide-reaching customer bases."

A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive supplier for MA Lighting control consoles, Claypaky intelligent entertainment lighting fixtures, AC Power Distribution power distro boxes, Robert Juliat spotlights, ChainMaster hoist motors, MDG atmosphere generators and Tourplex and Datasure lighting cable products, among others.

With the RapcoHorizon acquisition, A.C.T Lighting now has facilities in New Jersey, Southern California, Missouri, Michigan, Massachusetts, Texas, Canada, and Mexico.


(20 November 2017)

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