This piece was originally published in the October 2017 issue of electroindustry.
Tanya T. Hernandez, Director, Government and Industry Relations, Acuity
Representative Johnson (center) met with design team members (from left) Benjamin Grindle, product market manager; Jeff Quinlan, vice president of engineering; and Mark Hand, vice president of engineering at Acuity’s extensive testing and lab facilities. Photo by Tanya T. Hernandez
Congressman Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr. (D-GA) toured the Acuity Brands 167,000-square-foot research and design facility in Decatur, Georgia, in September and met with the design team collaborating on next-generation lighting and controls products. The facility has a 0.47 watts per square-foot lighting footprint across the entire complex.
Representative Johnson represents the Fourth District of Georgia. A ranking member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, he is involved in the management of emergencies and natural disasters, including oversight of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).