In order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and reduce the risk of exposure to our Team Members, their families, and our visitors, we have decided to restrict all visitors at all facilities except for business essential personnel. A General Manager or above must approve access to any visitor other than contractors or vendors that support our normal day to day business such as truck drivers. Business essential personnel will still be asked to complete the Visitor Health Check.  We will NOT allow access to anyone that is currently sick or has been sick in the last 14 days.  If you have traveled to China, South Korea, Italy, or Iran, or had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or have cold or flu-like symptoms within the last 14 days, access will be denied. Visitors can view the updated visitor procedure ahead of time by clicking the “Updated NAL Visitor Procedure” button. 

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Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Koito Manufacturing is the parent company of North American Lighting. As a Koito Group Company, NAL operates according to kaizen management principles, which means we manage, measure and improve everything we do. That’s how in 35 short years, NAL has grown to become the leading tier one supplier of automotive lighting systems in North America.

Our vision is to dramatically improve roadway safety by developing innovative lighting technologies that enhance driver vision and response time. We are a team continuously working to bring our vision to light.

With nine facilities in North America, our people are our greatest asset. NAL is hiring engineers, supervisors, trainees, manufacturers, interns and a whole lot more!

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NAL President and COO, Kirk Gadberry, delivers a message to Team Members and shares what to expect when returning to work. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz10fYT3KjQ&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for all your hard work and care on the front lines. Your dedication to your patients in these challenging times is appreciated by all! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for all your hard work and care on the front lines. Your dedication to your patients in these challenging times is appreciated by all!

“We are overwhelmed by the kindness and support our Team Members are showing our communities. The Illinois Equipment Plant (IEP) in Flora, IL will continue to support the medical teams on the front lines with these fabricated face shields, so long as resources allow.”
- Ovie Gaither, Assistant General Manager of Manufacturing Engineering
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“We are overwhelmed by the kindness and support our Team Members are showing our communities. The Illinois Equipment Plant (IEP) in Flora, IL will continue to support the medical teams on the front lines with these fabricated face shields, so long as resources allow.”
- Ovie Gaither, Assistant General Manager of Manufacturing Engineering
https://www.nal.com/blog/nal-begins-manufacturing-face-shields-for-health-care-personnel/

Valued NAL Team Members,

Thank you, yet again, for taking the time to read another message as I find it important to remain connected with you during our mutual isolation. None of us are in this crisis alone and staying connected, if only through written word, seems of great value. I hope you agree.

The Coronavirus pandemic has turned virtually every aspect of our lives upside down. At NAL our factories are idled with no new model production orders from any customers. The auto industry has ground to a halt, leaving countless companies, NAL included, with no sales revenue to support operations. This stark circumstance has forced NAL’s leadership team to make the hardest of decisions, that of course being unpaid time off due to lack of work. We sincerely regret this course of action and deeply wish it was not necessary. Yet, the unfortunate reality is that NAL must make difficult decisions today so that we can emerge from this crisis and continue the operations necessary for all our livelihoods.

Despite these difficult times, I remain resolute in believing the strength and character of NAL’s Team Members will provide what’s necessary to come out of this situation a better, stronger organization. I have seen many examples of selfless service and sacrifice by NAL Team Members to help others and the community at large. As a prime example, I’d like to again thank the team at the Illinois Equipment Plant for the extraordinary effort in printing 3D face shields for the local medical providers. Additionally, I want to thank the plant locations for donating personal protective equipment to the communities in which they reside. These actions, and many others, demonstrate the heart and character that help make NAL the fantastic team that it is. Thank you for being who you are and doing what you do!

I am very much looking forward to getting our lives back to normal and being able to see all of you soon, face to face. Being quarantined in virtual isolation is getting old for me, and I’m sure you too. Still, I remain resolved that we’ll get through this. That’s just what great teams do!

Best wishes for your safety and health,

Kirk Gadberry
President and COO

P.S. Please continue to check the NAL website for production updates and future messages.
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This morning, Team Members from our Paris Plant delivered a pallet of 7500 gloves to the front line medical staff at the local Horizon Health hospital. This in-kind donation followed an earlier delivery of safety glasses to the Illinois State Police to support their updated PPE requirements. We could not be more proud of our Team Members’ initiative and eagerness to help our local communities in these challenging times. ... See MoreSee Less

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This morning, Team Members from our Paris Plant delivered a pallet of 7500 gloves to the front line medical staff at the local Horizon Health hospital. This in-kind donation followed an earlier delivery of safety glasses to the Illinois State Police to support their updated PPE requirements. We could not be more proud of our Team Members’ initiative and eagerness to help our local communities in these challenging times.

All Team Members:
NAL is making every effort to do our part in flattening the curve and still keep up with limited production demands. We understand this can be a very scary and uncertain time, but we are confident that NAL will rise above this hardship as we have weathered other economic downturns in the past. NAL’s leadership team is continuously reminded of the strength and dedication of our Team Members and want to thank you for your resiliency. To that end, please see the attached message from Kirk Gadberry, our President and COO.
Have a safe weekend!
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The Top 8 products remaining in the Illinois Manufacturers' Association #MakersMadnessIL contest have been announced! Unfortunately, NAL did not advance to the Top 8, but your vote still counts to help determine what product is the Coolest Thing Made in Illinois! Daily voting is open until March 22nd. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Top 8 products remaining in the Illinois Manufacturers Association  #MakersMadnessIL contest have been announced! Unfortunately, NAL did not advance to the Top 8, but your vote still counts to help determine what product is the Coolest Thing Made in Illinois! Daily voting is open until March 22nd.

We’re excited to share NAL has made it through to the Top 16 finalists for the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association’s “Makers Madness” competition to determine the Coolest Thing Made in Illinois! Voters may cast one vote per day in each head to head contest. Visit makersmadnessil.com/cast-your-vote/ and vote for our Ford Mustang Headlight to make it through to the next round! #MakersMadnessIL ... See MoreSee Less

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We’re excited to share NAL has made it through to the Top 16 finalists for the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association’s “Makers Madness” competition to determine the Coolest Thing Made in Illinois! Voters may cast one vote per day in each head to head contest. Visit https://makersmadnessil.com/cast-your-vote/ and vote for our Ford Mustang Headlight to make it through to the next round! #MakersMadnessIL

Don’t forget to spring forward and set your clocks one hour ahead tonight! Could it also be time for a career change? Check out our openings at jobs.nal.com/search/. ... See MoreSee Less

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Don’t forget to spring forward and set your clocks one hour ahead tonight! Could it also be time for a career change? Check out our openings at https://jobs.nal.com/search/.

Senior Vice President Kishore Ahuja explains BladeScan Adaptive Driving Beams, a #CES2020 Innovation Award Honoree, which is already in production on the 2020 Lexus RX in Europe and Japan. Thank you, Allison Sheridan for spending time with Koito and NAL at CES 2020!
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Over the last 4 months, NAL’s corporate office employees have raised nearly $2,000 for local organizations through jean day donations. Each month, the money collected form jean Fridays is donated to a designated organization. Donation recipients have included Christmas for Kids, the Paris Healthcare Center, the Edgar County Do It Foundation, and Memorial School’s PE fund. Thank you to all employees who have participated so far. We look forward to continuing these jean day donations in support of our local communities! ... See MoreSee Less

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Over the last 4 months, NAL’s corporate office employees have raised nearly $2,000 for local organizations through jean day donations. Each month, the money collected form jean Fridays is donated to a designated organization. Donation recipients have included Christmas for Kids, the Paris Healthcare Center, the Edgar County Do It Foundation, and Memorial School’s PE fund. Thank you to all employees who have participated so far. We look forward to continuing these jean day donations in support of our local communities!

Don’t forget NAL is guest serving at the V.F.W. Post 3601 Paris,IL tonight from 6-8pm. All tips received by NAL guest servers, Levi Ray, Nolan Longest, Amanda Martin, Nick Henson, Ryan Kraemer, and Brian Bradley will be donated to the VFW. Come have some fun and show your support for the local VFW before karaoke starts at 8:30pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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Rounding out the #EngineersWeek features is Launch Engineer, Maggie Holloway. Maggie first started as an intern and now works full time at our Paris Manufacturing facility. www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSw8fF8BvqQ&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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