Acuity Brands Inc is incorporated in 2001 under the laws of the State of Delaware. The Company is the parent company of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. The Company is the providers of lighting fixtures, control devices, components, systems and services for commercial and institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications for various markets throughout North America and select international markets. It designs, produces, and distributes various indoor and outdoor lighting and control systems for commercial and institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications. The Company manufactures or procures lighting products primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. These products and related services are marketed under numerous brand names, including Lithonia Lighting, Holophane, Peerless, Mark Architectural LightingTM, Hydrel, American Electric Lighting, Gotham, Carandini, Metal Optics, Antique Street LampsTM, TersenTM, Synergy Lighting Controls, Sensor Switch, Lighting Control & DesignTM, and ROAM. The Company's customers include electrical distributors, retail home improvement centers, national accounts, electric utilities, municipalities, and lighting showrooms located in North America and select international markets serving new construction, renovation, and facility maintenance applications. Products are delivered directly or through a network of distribution centers, regional warehouses, and commercial warehouses using both common carriers and a company-owned truck fleet. The Company operates 18 manufacturing facilities, including nine facilities in the United States, six facilities in Mexico, two facilities in Europe and one in Canada. The Company utilizes a blend of internal and outsourced manufacturing processes and capabilities to fulfill a variety of customer needs in the cost-effective manner. Products are delivered directly or through a network of strategically located distribution centers, regional warehouses, and commercial warehouses in North America using both common carriers and a company-owned truck fleet. The devices produced by the Company require certain raw materials, including certain grades of steel and aluminum, electrical components, plastics, and other petroleum-based materials and components. The operations of the Company are subject to numerous comprehensive laws and regulations relating to the generation, storage, handling, transportation, and disposal of hazardous substances, as well as solid and hazardous wastes, and to the remediation of contaminated sites.