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Musco: Lighting the Way

From their headquarters in Oskaloosa, Musco Lighting specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of lighting solutions that puts clients around the world in the spotlight.

Linda Crookham-Hansen, a co-owner at Musco, says the company launched in 1976 when her father, Joe Crookham, and partner, Myron Gordin, bought Muscatine Lighting.

Today, Musco is one of the big players. “We have between 1,200 to 1,300 employees globally with roughly two-thirds in Iowa,” says Crookham-Hansen.

"If people look in their own backyards, they’ll probably see the Musco name."

Musco’s LED technology delivers a level of light control that can’t be matched, and is the solution of choice for neighborhood fields, collegiate and professional stadiums, international speedways, and global events such as the Olympic Games.

From creating five easy pieces that offer a “plug and play” lighting solution to being an early adopter of LED products, the company has built a reputation for innovation. “We like to call ourselves a solution provider,” she continues.

With all those accomplishments Crookham-Hansen says the company has stayed true to its roots. “Our bread and butter is really Little League and high school fields. If people look in their own backyards, they’ll probably see the Musco name,” she notes.

”There’s a reason we refer to ourselves as a Team. It’s because to envision, create, refine and guarantee the best sports lighting solutions in the world, it takes every one of us. As the world leader in sports lighting, we’re always looking for individuals with passion and energy, and who want to chart their own career path. If you’re looking for a career with world-class opportunities at a place where each team member can make a difference, Musco may be the ideal match for you.”

At the end of the day, Crookham-Hansen says the company is all about relationships. “We’re built on trust. As long as you do what’s right because it’s right, you can’t go wrong.”

Courtesy of Livability

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