Universal Lighting Technologies

Human Resources

Universal Culture

Our 70 year history has not only made Universal an industry leader, but is a real testament to how we value our work force. We understand success cannot be achieved without capable, forward-thinking team members. We also understand success cannot be maintained without a rewarding, dynamic work environment. Universal Lighting Technologies fosters a culture in which individuals are encouraged, ideas are embraced and dedication is recognized. In exchange for their talents, we offer our Universal family work flexibility, career development and advancement opportunities, a healthy work/life balance, an open-door policy, educational assistance, competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package. Our wellness and continuing education programs promote professional development, as well as nurture personal growth, because we at Universal know healthy, stimulated employees are the foundation for a healthy, successful company.

Social Responsibility

Community involvement

While Universal believes strongly in providing a positive experience for our customers and employees, we know that isn’t enough. We understand the importance of taking measures to improve the quality of life of those around us. Businesses today have to be responsible citizens of the community and that is a role Universal takes very seriously. We are proud to support and partner with many organizations whose priorities are always the greater good. Here a list of some of the organizations we have partnered with:

  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • St. Jude Hospital
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • Nashville Tree Foundation

Universal is steadfast in focusing our efforts on the big picture: In our communities, the impact we make is far more significant than any product we can offer.

Commitment to the environment

Being a good steward of the land is not a new concept, but it has become an increasingly important practice among progressive and thoughtful companies. Universal Lighting Technologies is proud of the steps we have taken to minimize our negative impact on the environment. Our manufacturing facility in Mexico is ISO 14000 certified which means we meet globally recognized standards for environmental responsibility. We have also earned the prestigious “Clean Industry” certification from the Mexican federal government for implementing “green” processes in handling water, air, waste and chemicals. Our offices across the country also participate in paper, aluminum and plastic recycling programs and we always encourage our employees to reduce and reuse whenever possible. We at Universal know that our future depends not only on the success of our business, but also the well-being of our Earth.


Universal has been recognized thru the years for its high performance level in different aspects of the business, looking always to be the best in what we do. Here are the most recent awards given to Universal:


  • tED Magazine Award for Public Relations (Corporate)


  • Gold Supplier with IMARK
  • tED Magazine Award for Literature / Selling Tool
  • tED Magazine Award for Digital / Social Media Campaign


  • ElectroFED Merchandising & Display Award (for Drivers On Campaign)
  • ElectroFED e-Commerce Award (for Web App)
  • IMARK Finalist for Marketing Excellence Award
  • IMARK Finalist for Product Marketing / Performance Award
  • AD Honorable Mention for Marketing Excellence Award
  • Gold Status with IMARK
  • Platinum Status in IDEA’s “Band of Excellence” Program
  • Electrical Contractor Product of Year Finalist for Vapor Tight


  • IDEA Platinum Supplier (IDW Compliant)
  • Platinum Status with IMARK
  • IMARK Excellence in Marketing Supplier Award
  • tED Magazine Award for New Product Launch
  • tED Magazine Award for Integrated Campaign
  • tED Magazine Award for Corporate PR
  • tED Magazine Award for Display / Merchandising
  • tED Magazine Award for Selling Tool


  • Crescent Supplier of Year (2nd year)
  • IDEA Platinum Supplier
  • Platinum Status with IMARK
  • tED Magazine Award for Digital / Social Media Campaign


  • Platinum Status with IMARK
  • Crescent Supplier of the Year in the Lighting and Controls category
  • Platinum Status in IDEA’s “Band of Excellence” Program
  • “Clean Industry” certification (since 2009) under the prestigious Industria Limpia program for implementing “green” processes in handling water, air, waste and chemicals
  • tED Magazine Award for Product Launch
  • tED Magazine Award for Integrated Promotional Campaign


  • Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association
  • Top 20 Award for “Healthiest Employer” category in Nashville Business Journal
  • Environmental Recognition by INDEX Matamoros, for excellent performance on environmental care.
  • Recognized by the Environmental Control Agency in Matamoros, Mexico for collaboration to Sustainable Schools Program
  • Recognized by PROFEPA (Federal Authority for Environmental Protection) by Environmental Leadership
  • Platinum Status with IMARK
  • Electrical Products & Solutions names MUniversal-E Kit among top products of the year.
  • tED Magazine Award for Best Print Ad (Single)
  • tED Magazine Award for Best Campaign
  • tED Magazine Award for Best Integrated Promotional Campaign


  • Platinum Status with IMARK
  • Named to TVA’s “Preferred Partner Network”
  • tED Magazine Award
  • IES Progress Report Committee Award: EVERLINE Quad Channel LED Driver
  • Recognized by INDEX Matamoros, for 24 years of contribution to Sustainable Development in Matamoros, Mexico


  • Recognized for environmental commitment in Mexico by State of Tamaulipas Environmental Agency (AADST)
  • IES Progress Report Committee Award: DEMANDflex/DCL


  • IES Progress Report Committee Award: DEMANDflex/DCL

Universal Lighting Technologies Joins In Nashville Tree Foundation’s Annual Releafing Day

Universal Team at American Heart Association Walk in Nashville, TN

Annual Universal Hike in Gatlinburg, TN

Universal Habitat for Humanity Team


Universal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are always looking for the best and the brightest, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference or age. We want our employee-base to be just as diverse and reflective of the customers we serve. We appreciate the distinct perspectives a well-rounded, multi-cultural organization can provide – ideas that can truly “light up” our way.