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Meyda Lighting Turns 40

In an ever-changing and unpredictable economy a lot of businesses fail to stay afloat. But one local business is not only surviving – it’s expanding and growing daily.
In an ever-changing and unpredictable economy a lot of businesses fail to stay afloat. But one local business is not only surviving – it’s expanding and growing daily.

“And that was the first lamp we ever made and it took us about six months,” says Ida Cohen, founder, Meyda Lighting.

Ida Cohen and her late husband—Meyer--took stained glass hobby class. The class quickly ended because the lack of interest but Ida and Meyer's passion continued to grow.

“One thing led to another and my husband went down to the basement and he never came up,” she says.

And 40 years later, Meyda--a hybrid name of Meyer and Ida--has grown from tinkering with stained glass in a basement to a full-scale nationwide lighting business known for lights like the one in the Stanley Theater.

“A lot of what we do now as a company is custom,” says Max Cohen, grandson.

Since that time, the business now has 80 employees. But no matter how large it's gotten, it's a business that's always stayed in the family.

“Well the whole family got into it so I’m very proud of them--all the kids and grandkids,” Ida says.

And to make sure they're around for the next 40 years, Meyda Lighting will begin changing their showroom lights over to LED.

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