Sun Shine the Original Solar Power

Solar Power has been increasing in popularity for some time. Due to their popularity, solar panels are in everything from road signs to houses. What are the most popular solar power items? Also, what really makes their functionality so promising?

Sun Shine the Original Solar Power

How Does Solar Power Work

The basics of solar power are very cut and dry. When sunlight shines onto a solar panel that panel either stores the light’s energy or it expels it immediately. The best way to think about this is to picture a car that has been sitting outside under direct sunlight all afternoon. Every part of that vehicle will be very hot to the touch. Therefore, that heat is the car expelling the solar energy. What solar panels do is collect that energy and expel it into devices as a power source.

Many New Products

There is so much new technology being developed every day. Due to these new technologies, there are products constantly joining the market. Some of these new products seem very strange at first. However, all of the new products are serving a purpose. With all of these new products what are the most popular ones?

  • Cell Phone Chargers
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Activity lanterns: for camping, fishing, or BBQs
  • Blue Tooth Speakers
  • Flashlights
  • Backpacks

Promising Products

Out of the products above, there are some that we can see in use in our own towns. When traveling at night it is easy to see solar outdoor lighting. Often these lights are illuminating front porches, flags or walkways. Also, these lights have become so common that you can find low priced versions of them in smaller stores.

Another popular product is solar blue tooth speakers. Most outdoor patios have a version of solar speakers where they can feature their favorite music. These speakers are convenient for parties. Those times that you want to be able to set playlists and not have to worry about switching CDs or having the commercial interruptions of a radio station are what these speakers were made for. Also, with the many different designs, everyone is able to find one to fit their own style.

Finally, a favorite solar-powered product is the cell phone charger. These chargers are not only for the outdoor enthusiast but for anyone who wants to have a charged phone on the go. Often while traveling there is not always access to power outlets. By having a charger that can power itself through solar you can be sure to always have a full charge on your cell phone during all of your running around.

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Magnetic Pickup Tools, Magnetic Clean Out Tool, Magnet on a Stick Tool, Magnetic Retriever, Magnetic Retrieval Tool, Long Handle Pickup Tool, Magnetic Pickup Stick, Magnetic Pickup, and Magnetic Reach Tool.

Who knew that one item could have so many names? So, what the heck do you call these things?

Heavy Duty Magnetic Pickup Tools

Well, let’s go with the Heavy Duty Magnetic Pickup Tool.

For starters, this tool is rough and durable. Falconer Electronics’s Magnet Pickup Tool is also ideal for the retrieval of various metal materials. This tool has a powerful 28 lb pull magnet and is Made in America.

Also, The Magnetic Pickup Tool has a sturdy 48″ wooden handle. Finally, the wooden handle attaches to the magnet with sturdy die-cast zinc clamps.

Buy Direct and Save! 

Buy Direct! No Middleman! No Additional Markups! Take advantage of the tremendous savings when you buy directly from the manufacturer at Falconer Electronics.

In addition, Magnetic Pickup Tools are especially targeting contractors, manufacturers, and machine shops as a metal clean out tool.  Also perfect for retrieving loose metal shavings, nails, nuts, bolts, and screws. Therefore they are ideal for cleaning out metal pieces in tanks or containers containing industrial chemicals.

Components

Wooden Handle: The 48″ handle offers the necessary reach to tackle challenging projects.

Magnets:  Falconer Electronics offers its signature line of heavy-duty industrial magnets. For instance, the #1 Stock Magnet is used for this high-quality Magnetic Pickup Tool. The #1 Stock Magnet is produced with a sturdy neodymium #1 Stock Magnet Magnetic Pickupmagnetic base that has an approximate 28 lb pull. Neodymium magnets (also known as “rare earth magnets”) are extremely powerful and effective. This magnet is consisting of a durable urethane rubber coating that is corrosion resistant. The base of the #1 Stock Magnet measures 2″ x 2-3/8″x 2 11/16″.

The #2 Stock Magnet is also used for this high-quality Magnetic Pickup Tool. The base of the #2 Stock Magnet measures 2-3/8″ x 1-1/8″ x 3-3/8″. Falconer Electronics Signature Industrial Magnets are #2 Stock Magnet Magnetic Pickupexclusively produced right here in the U.S. at our manufacturing facility.

Warranty: 1 Year Product Warranty

Made in the USA

Magnetic PickupMS-6 Magnetic Clean Out Tool - 45 lb Pull w/48" Handle Magnetic Pickup

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Custom Light Switch Manufacturing 

Companies of Light Switch Manufacturing and Lighting Control seek our expertise in soldering. Falconer Electronics can provide either a complete turnkey comprehensive solution as well as a customized plan for your project.

Our soldering team brings over 100 years of combined experience. It is essential to partner with a seasoned custom manufacturer that you can trust.

Lighted Light Switch Manufacturing 

Properly conducted materials planning and procurement enable efficient production. However, many facilities do not give this manufacturing requirement the attention it needs. Mishandled inventory causes inefficient production leading to unnecessarily increased costs. However, Falconer Electronics provides achieved proficiency with this manufacturing complexity due to their many years of production expertise.

Fast turnaround is the end result of proficient planning while controlling costs is absolutely essential. Due to constant business challenges, increasing your efficiency and profitability is our highest priority.

Since manufacturing is the pre-production benchmark that guarantees post-production satisfaction this benchmark lies in the building of quality prototypes. Falconer Electronics produces quantity assemblies for a variety of clients from residential electrical hardware to large retail store display electromechanical assemblies.

This product example includes components that are used in residential electrical applications for lighted on/off wall switches.

Light Switch Manufacturing

Lighted Light Switch  

Quality Control

Another benefit at FEI, quality control follows every step through the production process. This ensures that superior product is manufactured every time. Wire Harness AssembliesGround Straps and Commercial Power Strips are areas of expertise at FEI.

Also, Falconer Electronics often assembles products that meet stringent UL specifications. Falconer Electronics can assist in obtaining the challenging quality assurance process on behalf of their customers. This includes handling the entire process with CSA, ETL or UL.

The mission of Falconer Electronics is to provide customers with assemblies built to their unique specifications. Resulting in the most economical cost while maintaining the highest quality workmanship and on-time delivery. Therefore, this is why at Falconer Electronics, “Made in the USA” means high quality and customer satisfaction.

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Unfortunately, from time to time, we must part ways with loved ones. Of course, the loved ones which we are referring to in this blog…..unused inventory. So, we introduced our “Adopt-A-Part” program. What is the “Adopt-A-Part” program you ask?

“Adopt-A-Part” Program

After 32 years of being in business, millions of inventory items have passed through our doors. Since inventory drives our business, maintaining strict inventory control keeps unused goods moving along. Also, keeps a healthy balance sheet.

Sometimes inventory that was once a daily function of the business slides down the priority list. These parts long for a new place to call home. Prices have been drastically reduced for your buying pleasure.

These items travel extremely well. You will find them low maintenance, hard working and eager to please.

This is a perfect time of year to participate in the Adopt-A-Part program. Especially with the holidays around the corner, these lovely items make wonderful gifts.adopt-a-part

Unlike the toys on Misfit Island from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, these items work great. Sure we feel sorry for the spotted elephant, the train with square wheels and the toy pistol that shoots jelly.

That is not the case here. These fine items include a variety of work lights as well as electrical parts and components.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Need some outstanding stocking stuffer ideas?

How about a Fluorescent Work Light?

Magnetic 13 Watt Fluorescent Lamp w/25' Cord

We have awesome cord reel lights too.

Magnetic Cord Reel Trouble Light w/20' Retractable Cord

A couple really cool LED lights?

Magnetic 30 Diode LED Light w/ 15ft Cord - CLOSEOUT
When you were a child, didn’t you long for a Power SP-500-12 Mean Well – AC to DC Power Supply 12Vdc at 40A?
Well, now those dreams can come true!
SP-500-12 Mean Well

Discover the many outstanding opportunities.

Wishing you the Happiest & Safest of Holiday Seasons for you and your family!

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SHARP renewal

From left, Tim Songin, Safety Compliance account manager; Gary Baumann, Falconer Electronics; Cheryl Stanford, Falconer Electronics; Jan Jackson, Falconer Electronics; and Roger Hall, Falconer Electronics founder and president; outside of Falconer Electronics, located at 421 W. Everett St., Falconer, to recognize the business’ recertification into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. Submitted photo

Falconer Electronics Maintains SHARP Certification

FALCONER NY — Falconer Electronics was recently recertified into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, also known as SHARP, for maintaining a safety and health program among the most-effective in the nation.

The recertification involved a three-way effort between the state Department of Labor, Falconer Electronics and Safety Compliance Inc.

Joe Budzich, state Department of Labor health auditor, and Brad Hahn, state Department of Labor safety auditor, completed the recertification. Falconer Electronics achieved its initial certification into the program in 2002 and has maintained the certification since. In addition to recognizing the company for having a highly effective safety and health program, acceptance into the SHARP also grants the company an exemption from routine OSHA inspection that can be renewed annually.

The company was founded in 1984 and incorporated in 1989, at which time it employed 10 people. Falconer Electronics manufactures circuit boards and electro-mechanical assemblies at a 30,000-square-foot facility at 421 W. Everett St. in Falconer. The company’s first assembly project was with AT&T and involved the development and production of security and temperature control for telecommunications cabinets. Falconer Electronics works for a number of well-known manufacturers and customers, often as a private label source for various components and complete assemblies. Additionally, the company serves the automotive industry, having worked in partnership with a customer prototyping and then producing the first LED lighting assemblies for heavy-duty automotive applications.

The company has completed more than 12 years without a day away from work accident.

“We are very happy and proud of our personnel. Since 2005, we have had zero days away from work injury cases. We would like to thank Brad Hahn and Joe Budzich from the state Department of Labor and Rick Shields and Tim Songin from Safety Compliance for their efforts and support maintaining our certification,” said Roger E. Hall, Falconer Electronics founder and president.

Tim Songin, Safety Compliance account manager, credited continual rotation on the safety committee as an important part of the company’s success.

” Consistency throughout the company’s safety program is at the forefront every day. Gary Baumann, Jan Jackson and Cheryl Stanford played an intricate part in this renewal,” said Songin, who co-chairs the committee.

The Falconer Electronics safety committee, composed of both line and management personnel, meets on a monthly basis and oversees the company’s written safety policies, annual employee training sessions and facility safety inspections. An action plan is drafted at the end of each year outlining the company’s monthly goals for the upcoming year.

“I am very proud that Falconer Electronics has once again been recertified into the SHARP. This is the result of all parties involved maintaining a high standard of safety in our work environment and a true team effort,” said Baumann, Falconer Electronics safety manager.

The company’s certification runs through 2019 at which time it will be up for renewal.

http://www.post-journal.com/news/business/2017/12/falconer-electronics-maintains-sharp-certification/

Never bet against a company dedicated to creating a Positive Work Environment. A deep commitment to innovation combined with maintaining a healthy entrepreneurial spirit are driving forces that can enable a small business to achieve great heights. Having fun while at work makes an enthusiastic workplace and a dynamic team.

A Positive Work Environment Increases Productivity 

According to the Harvard Business Review, a Positive Work Environment is more productive. In the article, “Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive“, the authors share that work stress significantly reduces the health and productivity of employees. Absenteeism, disengagement, and lack of loyalty all dramatically increase costs and hurt the bottom line. 

Deliberate actions allow a company to create a dynamic culture, which includes ambition, competitiveness, creativity, flexibility, enthusiasm, and initiative. Combining these efforts with the ability to take risks and bear responsibility is a winning formula. Many large companies founded by visionary leaders begin as a start-up enterprise and eventually evolve into an industry powerhouse.

Positive Work Environment

 Southwest Airlines Positively Outrageous 

Ever fly on Southwest Airlines and have a stewardess serenade the audience while giving out the flight instructions? Southwest Airlines has produced 40 straight years of profits in an industry that continuously suffers massive financial losses and has been littered with bankruptcies over the years.

Southwest lives by a daily mantra to never accept status quo tracing back to its founder, Herb Kelleher. He pointed out that it is extremely difficult for a competitor to imitate a company’s success. According to an article in Forbes, Kelleher states,“They can buy all the physical things. The things you can’t buy are dedication, devotion, loyalty—the feeling that you are participating in a crusade”.

Whistle While You Work  

Taking a tour of Falconer Electronics displays hard working Americans dedicated to producing high-quality commercial outlet stripsprinted circuit boards, and wire harnesses. You will hear machines running, trucks rumbling, computers cranking and other sounds of great products being produced.

More importantly, you will hear lots of laughter. Our team has a wicked sense of humor. You can always hear someone laughing over something hysterical. Either a goofy event that occurred over the weekend with a friend or family member. A crazy pet story brings a good laugh as well around here. Work hard and laughing harder is our mantra!

Our office is located near Wegmans Food Markets which provides an excellent role model for small businesses. Fortune ranked Wegmans as the #2 Best Companies to Work For in 2017. This year marks the 20th straight year landing on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Wegmans institutes a thriving Positive Work Environment that combines fun with professionalism to deliver outstanding customer service. This winning formula proves hugely successful and profitable with Wegmans celebrating 100 years in business. 
 
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Supplies Components

Supply or not supply? That is the question for today.

When outsourcing to a custom manufacturer, a common question occurs, “Who Supplies Components When Outsourcing Production?” Do you supply your own parts and materials or is it more cost-effective for the custom manufacturer to purchase materials? We will address this topic from the perspective of a Wire Harness Manufacturer.

This is our continued series on Outsourcing Wire Harness Manufacturing. Below includes links to previous topics on this discussion:

Outsource Your Wire Harness Assembly Process – Part 1

Selecting a Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 2

How to Find a New Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 3 

Interviewing a Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 4

Discreet Questions to Determine Character Compatibility and Financial Viability – Part 5

Touring a Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 6

What if I want to supply my own products such as wire, connectors and other components to save money? 

Supplying your own products to a custom manufacturer offers several positives and negatives. It works best to communicate clearly with the manufacturer on the pros and cons of either option.

The question is do you really save money?  One-size fits all does not apply here. There are many variables to consider which option makes the most sense (or more importantly – make the most CENTS).

Pros and Cons 

Let’s take a look at the Pros and Cons of supplying your own parts and components: 

Positives 

Several benefits fall in your favor by taking the initiative to order and supply your own parts when outsourcing:

  1. You control the ordering process and supply chain. 
  2. Ordering your own parts allows you to have full disclosure of pricing on the cost of goods.
  3. First-hand knowledge of availability or stock-outs on your product.
  4. Better control over delivery times. 
  5. Negotiate your own discounts with the vendor. 

Negatives 

Ordering or supplying your own parts may be welcomed by the manufacturer. On the other hand, this approach could be disruptive to the manufacturer. Here are a few negatives to consider:

  1. The time you spend ordering parts.
  2. The time you spend coordinating deliveries.
  3. Lost opportunity of volume discounts available to the manufacturer due to their purchasing power.
  4. Product knowledge and expertise that the manufacturer possesses.
  5. The variety of shipments arriving at manufacturer at different times throws off their production schedule for your product.
  6. The receiving department at the manufacturer must be informed of delivery. This communication is crucial for the manufacturer in order to properly schedule production of your products.
  7. The manufacturer must implement a means to monetize the receipt of your goods that you order. It is in neither parties interest to not account for labor, handling, and the overhead expense of receiving and storing goods.

Supplies Components

An important question to ask yourself: Is your time better spent focusing on other areas of the business? Did you partner with a company that you trust enough to delegate the purchases to the custom manufacturer?

You partnered or hired the custom manufacturer due to their proficiency, expertise, and ability to deliver a quality product on time. Is it worth your time, hassle and energy to locate new vendors and product in areas that are either new to you or where you are lacking purchasing power and strong vendor relationships?

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Part 6! We almost feel like the Harry Potter Series (my daughter would be proud of that analogy). Each week we have been addressing the due diligence and selection process when deciding to outsource wire harness manufacturing. Today we will explore taking a tour of a custom manufacturer. In particular, Touring a Wire Harness Manufacturer.

Below includes previous topics on this discussion:

Outsource Your Wire Harness Assembly Process – Part 1

Selecting a Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 2

How to Find a New Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 3 

Interviewing a Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 4

Discreet Questions to Determine Character Compatibility and Financial Viability – Part 5

It is Now Time to Plan a Visit and Take a Tour

So you continue plunging through the due diligence process to select a custom manufacturer.

You have performed dozens of Google searches to narrow down the field.

You have evaluated plenty of websites and social media pages until they all start to blend together.

Hopefully, several companies are standing out from the crowd.

Emails have been exchanged and phone calls have been made to break the ice.

There may be one or two that really seem like head and shoulders above the rest.

You are feeling good.

It is now time to plan a visit and tour each facility.

A physical visit to top candidates in person is vital with your decision. You might even want to consider a surprise visit (“Hey, I was in the neighborhood” – even if 500 miles away).

Here is an excellent article from the Harvard Business Review regarding plant tours (Even though this was written 20 years ago): https://hbr.org/1997/05/why-and-how-to-take-a-plant-tour

Eyes Wide Open and the Attitude of a Harsh Critic

It is extremely important to go into the tour with eyes wide open and the attitude of a harsh critic.

(Actually, this was just a great excuse to get Judge Judy into one of our blogs).

What to Look for When Touring a Wire Harness Manufacturer

Below is a list to consider when Touring a Wire Harness Manufacturer:

  1. Do you find the building and property presentable or unkempt? (Unmowed grass, disheveled parking lot, garbage, broken windows, etc…)
  2. Office presentable or unkempt? (Top of the line everything or dated to the 1960’s)
  3. Are you warmly greeted?
  4. Management, staff, and employees pleasant and welcoming?
  5. Do employees look happy and hustling?
  6. Are tools and equipment organized and well maintained?
  7. Are the warehouse and inventory efficiently organized?
  8. Is the Shipping dock clear of clutter?
  9. Are you impressed or underwhelmed with the team and operation?
  10. Are there any red flags that make you uneasy?
  11. Do employees have cell phones out?
  12. Check kitchen area – is it clean or organized and dirty?
  13. Are restrooms clean?
  14. Are there any key employees that do not come out to meet you?
  15. Evaluating the quantity and quality of staff, does the company seem to be top heavy?
  16. What are the years of service of the management team?
  17. Be prepared with tough questions regarding your product and process to determine if they are indeed experts in their field.
  18. Is the management team short and brief with you? Is this a good sign that they are focused and busy or are they rude and distracted?
  19. On the other hand, if they meet with you for a long period are they too lackadaisical or not busy?
  20. Do they seem eager to earn your business or desperate?

Outsourcing your product production to a custom manufacturer is similar to finding quality daycare for your child. You need to find a company that you Trust, Trust, Trust!

There is a saying that if something is not a “HELL YAH” then it is simply a “No”.

Check back next week for Part 7 of our series on Outsourcing.

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Outsourcing manufacturing operations can deliver tremendous benefits to your business. Unfortunately, there are many risks attached as well. Today we continue discussions by addressing Discreet Questions to Determine Character Compatibility and Financial Viability. Asking tough questions will help narrow down your selection process. 

This post is Part 5 of our series on Outsourcing Custom Manufacturing Operations. In particular, Outsourcing Wire Harness Manufacturing Processes.

Previous topics have included: 

Outsource Your Wire Harness Assembly Process – Part 1

Selecting a Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 2

How to Find a New Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 3

Interviewing a Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 4 

Discreet Questions Can Save You Down the Road 

So you have entered the interview process to select a new custom manufacturer to partner with. Now you are digging deeper in the due diligence process to see who is exactly the best fit. 

Financial stability is certainly one of your absolute top concerns. If you are both small businesses, discovering actual financial figures or intimate information may be difficult to obtain. Even though this is crucial, especially if the project or product represents a significant portion of your sales. 

So what steps or strategies can you take to discover the financial viability of this new prospect?

Below are a number of discreet questions that you could ask that would potentially reveal any red flags for you. 

Discreet Questions

Prior Outsourcing Experience – That Ended Poorly 

This blog is being written from a poor previous experience with outsourcing services to a fulfillment center. There were many warning signs. Actually, what is above warning signs? Shots fired across the bow? 

We would pay the company tens of thousands of dollars each month which was paid on our credit card. On two separate occasions, the company ran our credit card twice, on the same day. The first time seemed like a simple mistake. “Oops, our credit card processor must have processed the card twice. So sorry. We will issue a refund.” Which they eventually did, many days later. 

The second time, same excuse but now had our team gravely concerned. To make matters worse, it was discovered that the property and liability insurance had not been paid. Needless to say, the relationship ended very poorly. We moved out at a huge expense. The fulfillment center went out of business so after. Even though we thankfully dodged a major disaster, this was a painful and expensive lesson. 

Important Questions to Ask Yourself 

Here are a few questions to ask yourself through this process: 

  • Does the company represent itself well? 
  • Do you have similar goals and a common business philosophy?
  • Is this a team of people with integrity that you can trust impeccably? 
  • Is this a partner that is committed to your profitability and success or are you another opportunity for the owner to support a lavish lifestyle? 
Discreet Questions to Determine Character Compatibility and Financial Viability 

Here are a number of discreet questions to consider to help determine the financial viability of the company as well as the character level of ownership:

  1. Strike up a conversation on hobbies. Do they have expensive hobbies: Golf at Pebble Beach, mountain climbing the Himalayas, scuba diving off the Thailand, flying a helicopter, Yacht, own a collection of Ferrari’s, etc… you get the point. 
  2. Find out the type of car they drive. “My spouse is looking for a new car. What type of car do you drive or recommend?”
  3. If you live near the prospect, casually ask what neighborhood they live in. Sorry to get overly “stalkerish”, find out their neighborhood and drive by or if you are not nearby look up on Google. This will let you know their lifestyle.
  4. Ask for bank references 
  5. ……business references 
  6. ……character references
  7. ……customer references
  8. Google the owner to discover any past felonies, convictions or other bad news. 
  9. Check their Facebook page – see what they do in their personal time. 
  10. Check other social media – Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and Pinterest.
  11. Look for Videos on YouTube.
  12. Check mutual connections on LinkedIn. 
  13. Seek out mutual professional connections and casually start asking around for any character concerns.  
  14. Take a physical tour of the company and facility – look for any warning signs.
  15. Meet with company supervisors.
  16. Casually speak with as many employees as possible to get a gauge on the owner/management and conditions of the company.
  17. Look for matching or mismatched priorities – expensive office furniture, overstaffed, excessive non-business essentials (foosball table, games, kegs, etc).
  18. Get a gauge on morale at the company.
  19. Does the owner wear an expensive wardrobe or jewelry?
  20. Last, ask the owner for an opportunity to have a mutual meeting with their accountant to view audited financials. Even offer to have the meeting at your expense. 

Going the extra mile with your due diligence process will save you a tremendous amount of grief and frustration down the road. 

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Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) proudly announces the purchase of Standard Portable, a manufacturer of magnetic lighting solutions. Manufacturing quality products at Standard Portable dates back to the 1960’s.

The team at Falconer Electronics is extremely excited to take on this new product line. Customers can expect the same consistent quality and low pricing that Standard Portable built its decades-long reputation on.

Falconer Electronics began operations in 1985 as a custom electronics manufacturer serving an amazing list of customers. Customers over the years include Walmart, Lowe’s, AT&T, Sony, the Pentagon and much more. Adding the line of industrial work lights aligns perfectly for operations at Falconer Electronics. Acquiring the company opens the door for future growth and expansion.

Falconer Electronics Combines Forces with Standard Portable

Standard Portable partnered with Falconer Electronics in 2016 to outsource production of all lighting products and wire harness assemblies. Over the past year, both companies sealed a solid relationship and decided consolidation best serves customers in regards to pricing and efficiency.

Standard Portable work lights and magnetic products are currently available at major industrial distributors such as McMaster-Carr, MSC Industrial, and Graybar.

Falconer Electronics New Product Line 

The combined product line of Falconer Electronics and Standard Portable includes:

Standard Portable

The specialty at Standard Portable is its signature product line of heavy duty industrial magnets. Each magnet is produced with a sturdy and durable coating offering extra protection for long lasting use. Magnets range from a 20 to 45 lb pull delivering enough force for any project. Magnets apply to any metal or steel surface. With the magnetic work lights, the durable magnet provides the opportunity to direct lighting where necessary. This also allows the user to tackle projects hands-free. Production for all products takes place at our facility located in Falconer NY.

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Humble Beginnings at Falconer Electronics

We are not able to say that our humble beginnings started in my garage in 1985. Truth be told….I had to launch Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) in my neighbor’s garage (main reason being he had a garage).

The beginning stages of producing product in a borrowed garage laid the foundation to always deliver incredible value. From working on the earliest LED heavy duty automotive lamps to producing multi outlet/audio video panels for major retail store fixtures, FEI takes great pride in producing high-quality electrical products and serving our customers needs.

Hard work, determination, a deep commitment to producing superior products and dedication to customer satisfaction have been the keys to the long-term success at FEI. Serving customers of any size is a true honor and privilege.

Falconer Electronics Team

The backbone of success at FEI was built by putting together an All-Star team. The incredible staff at Falconer Electronics conducts amazing accomplishments on a daily basis. A majority of our seasoned staff have been employed here for 10 to 20 years. Several employees have exceeded the 25 year mark (with a few others hitting that mark soon).

A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE OUTSTANDING FEI TEAM!! 

Commercial Multi-Outlet Strips

Over a three decade span, FEI has acquired an impressive customer base. This list consists of numerous prominent businesses including several Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Best Buy, Walmart, Sony and Lowe’s. Our assemblies can also be found in use at the Pentagon. These are just a few of our current customers that have trusted Falconer Electronics, Inc with producing superior custom commercial power strips.

Falconer Electronics, Inc has tackled numerous projects with challenging demands. Projects have included powering every TV set on display at Walmart throughout all of North America, South America, Alaska, and Hawaii.

This past year FEI had the privilege of providing a custom outlet strip for Lowe’s for their Christmas Tree display over the Holiday season. This was a challenging project with an extremely tight deadline that required a quick design turnaround and a new ETL listing.

Wire Harness Manufacturer

Producing high-quality wire harnesses is also a core competency and strength at Falconer Electronics as we enter our fourth decade. Testing and Quality Control of every product are an absolute top priority. Customers consistently rank our services at near perfect levels.

Printed Circuit Boards

FEI brings over 30 years of experience and in-depth knowledge of Printed Circuit Board Assembly. This ranges from subsystems to complete systems assemblies. FEI provides the expertise that a diverse client base needs. Once a PCB assembly or subsystems are completed, quality-control mandates strict oversight. Also, the staff at FEI provides diligent testing to your specifications ensuring a quality product. As a result, our customer ratings consistently rate at near perfect levels. Most of all, customers value that FEI takes great pride in doing the job right the first time and every time.

Long-Term Commitment

Our team of seasoned and expert staff, at Falconer Electronics, has been on a crusade to deliver the highest quality electrical products for over 30 years. With outstanding vendor relationships and manufacturing awesome products in the U.S. keeps our customers coming back. Many customers have partnered with us for decades.

Additional valuable components to the long-term success at Falconer Electronics include: Equipment – Tools – Resources – Supply Chain – Logistics – Financial Viability – Determination – Product Knowledge.

UL Standards

Falconer Electronics, Inc has years of experience with UL, ETL, and CSA – This is invaluable when obtaining a listing for electrical products and custom commercial power strips. Especially when customers need product turned around quickly. 

FEI produces multi-outlet strips as well as power distribution to the following UL Standards:

  • UL 111 Multioutlet Assemblies
  • UL 183 Standard for Manufactured Wiring Systems
  • UL 1363  Standard for Relocatable Power Taps
  • UL 48 Standard for Electric Signs
  • UL 5  Standard for Surface Metal Raceways and Fittings

Quality

We test 100% to the applicable standard each and every item we produce ensuring the highest quality every time.

Future

Falconer Electronics, Inc is powering into its fourth decade with producing the highest quality custom commercial power strips, custom wire harnesses, printed circuit boards and electro-mechanical assemblies. It will continue to be our privilege here at Falconer Electronics, Inc to serve our customers and community. 

Roger Hall, President and Founder

 

Falconer Electronics

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Sharp Program at Falconer Electronics

4557-sharpCompletes 10 Years Without Days-Away-From-Work Accident

Falconer Electronics was recently recertified into the Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program for maintaining a Safety and Health Program among the most-effective in the nation. The recertification involved a three-way effort between the NYS Department of Labor, Falconer Electronics and Safety Compliance, Inc.

Joe Budzich, NYS Department of Labor Health Auditor and Paul Songin, NYS Department of Labor Safety Auditor, completed the recertification. Falconer Electronics achieved its initial certification into the program in 2002, has maintained the certification since and has not had a days-away-from-work accident since 2005. In addition to recognizing the company for having a highly effective Safety and Health Program, acceptance into the SHARP also grants the company an exemption from routine OSHA inspection that can be renewed every two years.

The company was founded in 1984, and incorporated in 1989 at which time it employed 10 people. Falconer Electronics manufactures circuit boards and electro-mechanical assemblies at a 30,000 square foot facility at 421 W. Everett St. in Falconer, NY. The company’s first assembly project was with AT&T and involved the development and production of power distribution, security as well as temperature control for telecommunications cabinets. Falconer Electronics works for a number of well-known manufacturers and customers, often as a private label source for various components and complete assemblies. Additionally, the company serves the automotive industry, having worked in partnership with a customer prototyping and then producing the first LED lighting assemblies for heavy duty automotive applications.

Since 2003, the company has employed an average of 45 employees.

We are very happy and proud of our personnel. Over the past ten years while participating in the SHARP we have had zero days-away-from-work due to injury. We would like to thank Paul Songin and Joe Budzich from the NYS DOL and Rick Shields and Tim Songin from Safety Compliance for their efforts and support maintaining our certification,” said Roger E. Hall, Falconer Electronics founder and President.

Ten years without a days-away-from-work accident and certification in the SHARP is quite the achievement,” said Tim Songin, safety compliance account manager, who co-chairs the committee. “The ability of Falconer Electronics’ employees to identify and correct potential hazards has allowed the program to achieve continued success.”

The Falconer Electronics safety committee, composed of both line and management personnel, meets on a monthly basis and oversees the company’s written safety policies, annual employee training sessions, and facility safety inspections. An action plan is drafted at the end of each year outlining the company’s monthly goals for the upcoming year.

I am very proud that Falconer Electronics has once again been recertified into the SHARP. This is the result of all parties involved maintaining a high standard of safety in our work environment and a true team effort,” said Gary Baumann, Falconer Electronics Safety Manager.

The company’s certification runs through 2017 at which time it will be up for renewal.