About UsCraft Metal Products Inc. has provided distinctive lighting since 1955. Since we have had decades of experience in lighting Churches, Libraries, Hotels, Restaurants and other Public Buildings, we have the ability to make a difference for your project.
All of our products are fully customizable. We will work to develop a solution that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations!
Our lighting team is highly qualified to develop a custom lighting solution to fit every need and budget.
History of Craft Metal Products, Inc.The roots of Craft Metal Products, Inc. were born out of Old World origins and Christian moral values and forged in the trials of the great depression and World War II.
A successful Swiss businessman, Henri A. Mouron, university educated in Paris, emigrated with his wife and 10 of their 11 children to this country in 1910. His objective was to provide his growing family with business opportunities and the freedoms found in the United States of America. One of his sons, born in Switzerland and a metal working businessman by trade, became involved in the manufacturing of lighting and store fixtures in Indianapolis in the 1920's.
Henri's grandsons, having set aside their careers for military service during World War II, returned to Indianapolis to find that their former jobs had been terminated by the shift to war production. Their uncle, however, had a backlog of domestic orders accumulated during the war but delayed for production because of raw materials being diverted to the war effort. He hired three of his nephews and a son-in-law to help manage the business. The business, Sam Mouron Equipment Co. prospered and is now a leading producer of high quality metal store fixtures. One of Henri's grandsons left the business in 1950 to start Mouron & Co., which is today a manufacturer of high quality stainless steel food service equipment.
Two of Henri's grandsons who were trained in engineering, accounting and the metal working trade, left the business and founded Craft Metal Products Co. in 1955. Their objective was to expand the production of high quality lighting fixtures. Craft Metal Products, Inc. initially manufactured and private labeled lighting products for sale by other lighting businesses. Some of these were The Leonard E. Kord Co., Indco Sales, Latchaw Enterprise, and Pearce Lighting. Since 1980, private labeling ceased and all lighting fixtures have been sold exclusively under the name Craft Metal Products. The company was incorporated in 1987 by a great grandson who learned the metal working trade, is a graduate engineer, and is the present CEO. The current plant manager, a great, great grandson who is a trained machinist, is also involved with the engineering and design process. The current generations and skilled employees of Craft Metal Products, Inc. are actively involved in CAD/CAM and innovative manufacturing techniques to be able to offer the very latest technology in lighting fixtures at affordable prices.
The name, Craft Metal Products, was chosen to convey a sense of the family's appreciation for the craftsmanship and the material that they use to build their products. Their trademark, "Distinctive Quality Lighting" was chosen to convey their careful attention to Distinctive architectural detail and Quality that are incorporated into the design and function of their Lighting products. Many generations of satisfied customers are the real tribute to the Distinctive Quality Lighting of Craft Metal Products, Inc.