Unity Manufacturing Co.
1260 N. Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CST; Mon
Unity has been an innovative manufacturer of automotive, truck
and emergency vehicle lighting products since 1918.
The company was founded on the south side of Chicago
and evolved into single, private ownership under Henry
Rue Gross in 1923.
In the mid-1920’s, Unity started production of its line
of post-mount spotlights.
The company expanded into the manufacture of automotive
and heavy-duty truck road lights in the 1930’s.
Shortly after moving to its current 160,000 sq. ft.
facility in 1960, Unity was able to expand into the manufacture
of emergency lighting products for police, fire, and other
Throughout the history of motorized vehicles, Unity has
adapted to customer needs and made products that improve
the safety of motorists, truckers, off-roaders, police,
fire, ambulance, utility, military, farmers, wreckers, snow
plows and services vehicles of all kinds during nighttime
activities and emergencies.
Today, Unity is the world’s largest manufacturer of post-mount
spotlights. The company is also a major OE supplier of both auxiliary
and emergency lighting products. Its product range
includes post-mount spotlights, roof-mount spotlights, fog
lights, driving lights, off-road lights, work lights, hand-held
spotlights, deck lights, 360 degree warning lights and custom
As an aftermarket supplier, Unity maintains a highly trained
customer service department, responsive field representatives,
and a wide assortment of popular products for on-time shipments.
As an O.E.M. supplier, Unity manufacturers its products
in its own factories with in-house capabilities of chrome
plating, buffing/polishing, machining, stamping, gear cutting,
assembly, wire harness, CAD design, and prototyping. Its quality system has been certified as meeting
the requirements of and its environmental management
system as meeting