Cooperative Purchasing
March 20, 2024

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Andover Community Center Lighting Upgrade - The Retrofit Companies

Andover Community Center had a problem. Their facility contained an ice area and an additional rink, but the lights in the ice arena had different light levels from those in the additional rink. Community center staff also lacked the ability to adjust the lighting for different events.

That’s where The Retrofit Companies (TRC) came in. They listened to the outcomes and improved functions that community center staff wanted and then submitted a project proposal designed to meet those needs. The proposal included updating the ice arena to new LED fixtures, updating the existing LED lights to match the light levels in the adjacent rink, and implementing lighting controls in order to set scenes for different activities happening at the rink.

TRC got right to work after their proposal was accepted, handling every aspect of the project from start to finish. And because Cooperative Purchasing Connection (CPC) had already gone out to bid for lighting solutions and already awarded a contract to TRC - administrative staff did not have to secure multiple quotes or run a bid themselves. They just put the project on the CPC Contract and got right to work!

The result? The arena manager “absolutely loved” the transformation! The rink now has a noticeable improvement in light levels, staff now has the ability to control the lighting as needed in an efficient manner, and pricing was not an issue. Staff can even preset scenes to easily switch over lighting for all the different community center events and activities.

Reach out to CPC and The Retrofit Companies when you’re ready to update or upgrade your LED lighting! And to learn more about all of the ways that CPC vendors can help you upgrade your facilities, just go to and click on Meet Our Vendors.