Carmanah bags $2-million deal

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The U.S. Marine Corps has ordered solar-powered airfield lights valued at more than $2 million from Carmanah Technologies Corp.

These high-visibility lights will be installed in the Middle East at locations where Carmanah lights were set up five years ago, a company release said yesterday. The stand-alone lights do not need maintenance for up to five years.

Last month, Carmanah, one of Victoria's largest technology companies, announced it would stop making its solar lighting products in its Saanich plant by the end of 2008. Instead, manufacturing will be taken on by Flextronics Inc., a company with headquarters in Singapore and a factory in Calgary.