About Us

Established in 1962, General Mfg. Inc. was the first company to offer portable fluorescent lighting to the automotive aftermarket. At the time, the company operated out of a small shop in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The light design of a cool operating fluorescent lamp and all electrical components inside the light fixture protected by a hard outer tube and soft end caps necessitated a brand name that indicated the newfound safety. The Saf-T-Lite® brand name quickly became recognized for its leadership in safety and durability.

General Manufacturing now has a complete line of portable fluorescent and LED work lights, fluorescent and LED machine lights, Hazardous Location lights, and Cordless LED lights. As part of General Mfg’s growth, a line of leak detection lights was developed in 1994. In 2004 The GloZone™ brand name was created and the leak detection line included its first LED leak detection light. Today, the GloZone™ brand includes fluorescent and LED leak detection and UV curing lights.

In addition to lighting, General Manufacturing offers a full range of power supply reels, ranging from 6” compact reels up to large industrial grade power reels capable of handling up to 20 amps. Available Power Supply features including integrated circuit breakers and GFCI outlets are designed for personal and property protection.

Today, General Mfg., Inc. is located in its new facility on West Wiley Ave. in Bluffton, Indiana. The facility is large enough to provide room for growth in the immediate future. As the recognized leader in innovative product design and development, General Mfg. will always keep in mind its commitment to provide safe, durable lighting and power supply products. You can count on General Manufacturing; we’ll be there for you!

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