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Star Headlight and Lantern Co,. Inc. was founded in 1889 by five founding owners. Four months later, George Washington Jacobs bought the sole controlling interest. Since then, the company has maintained production in Rochester NY and its vicinity with the current headquarters and manufacturing center in Avon, New York. The Jacobs family has guided the company through five generations of leadership to become a leader in the rail, amber light and emergency lighting markets.
In 1999 Star Headlight and Lantern Co., Inc. moved to its current headquarters in Avon N.Y., Our 110,000 square foot building lets us do everything in house, from plastic injection molding, tool design and build, metal stamping and bending, to circuit board production, and final assembly all under one roof.