Made in CT

Company Profile

  • Company: Whelen Engineering Company
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Website:
  • Location: Chester, Connecticut 06412
  • Contact: John F. Olson, 860-526-9504
  • Congressional District: Second District
  • Congressional Representative: Joe Courtney
  • Social Media:


A privately owned company, Whelen has experienced positive growth for over 60 years. The pride and commitment of its work force, whose employment longevity averages over 22 years, is rewarded through a profit sharing plan established by the Whelen family since the company was founded. The development of the first aviation light helped launch Whelen into the automotive safety lighting industry as well.

Whelen currently provides safety lighting for Police, Fire, EMS, and DOT professionals as well as many other industries. The production volumes seen in the automotive sector have allowed Whelen to invest in the latest automated assembly equipment in order to compete world-wide.

Last year Whelen purchased over 44 million LEDs for use in their extensive family of products. And, the aviation division capitalizes on this state-of-the-art manufacturing and buying power, even with their typically low volume production runs. In the 1970s Whelen introduced the Outdoor Warning Siren. Totally electronic and capable of not just warning tones but also high-powered voice messages. The Mass Notification Division has saved lives around the world.

Products & Services

All products are designed, manufactured and shipped from two facilities in the United States.

  • Strobe and LED beacons
  • Light heads
  • Traffic advisors
  • Lightbars
  • Work floodlights
  • Sirens, switches and speakers
  • Power supplies and flashers
  • Aviation lighting
  • Mass notification systems

Contact information for this manufacturer is located at the top of this profile

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