Founded in 1956 in southern California Bruce Industries started its rapid rise to become a major force in the aircraft lighting industry. This growth required the company to find a site with a much larger plant floor and increased office space, while providing room for future expansion. A site in northwestern Nevada was selected that met those needs. Soon after incorporating in that state, Bruce relocated its operations to the new site in 1987.
In August of 2007, Bruce Industries was purchased by Transdigm Group, Inc., and was rebranded as Bruce Aerospace. Today, Bruce has established its brand as one of the most respected in the aircraft industry providing customers with the most innovative and advanced lighting products on the market.