By on 2012-06-08

June 8, 2012 – Toledo, OH – The F.J. Westcott Company is excited to announce the relocation of their corporate headquarters, effective June 18, 2012. The new facility, located at 1425 Holland Road Suite B, Maumee, Ohio 43537, includes a large distribution warehouse, new technologies and improved systems aimed to streamline processes and prepare for future growth.

“This move to our new expanded location is a very exciting time for all of our associates, who are working diligently to make this transition seamless,” said President Tom Waltz.

The F.J. Westcott Company has roots that go back as far as 1899 in the fashion umbrella industry. In 1944, the grandfather of current Westcott President, Tom Waltz, partnered with golf legend Byron Nelson to design some of the first golf umbrellas. In 1969, Waltz brought his idea of a photographic umbrella to life. In 1995, the F.J. Westcott Company acquired Scrim Jim, adding to their growing photography product lineup.

As the years continued, Westcott introduced many award-winning patented products to the photography and video markets, including the Halo, Apollo and Spiderlite TD Series. In 2006, Westcott added Photo Basics to the mix – an educational-focused product line geared towards the photography enthusiast. Many products have since been added to the line, including the uLite, Strobelite and X-Drop.

Most recently, Westcott launched a new website featuring educational content, detailed product information and knowledge base.


The F.J. Westcott Company is an industry-leading producer of photography and video lighting products. F.J. Westcott pioneered the photography light control industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of lighting equipment, light modifiers, backgrounds and accessories to professionals, enthusiasts and consumers. Headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, F.J. Westcott consists of brands including Westcott professional lighting equipment, Photo Basics enthusiast and educational lighting products, and Haas-Jordan by Westcott rain umbrellas as well as

For more information, on F.J. Westcott, please visit or call (800) 886-1689. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


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