American Manufacturing

Reap the Benefits of Outsourcing Manufacturing in the U.S.

Outsourcing manufacturing in the U.S. continues to show many signs of steady growth. For example, according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), American manufacturing contributed $2.33 TRILLION to the U.S. economy during 1st…
Herb Kelleher

Herb Kelleher: Entrepreneur, Maverick and Airline Icon

Just to kick things off, we LOVE Southwest Airlines! Not just as customers but also as a company to admire and emulate. Why? It's all about the company culture. How has Southwest separated themselves from the competition for all of these years?…

Construction Sign Fails (or Wins in Our Opinion)- FEI's Top 10

A Construction Sign usually signifies trouble ahead. Also, construction can mean delays. If you are already in a hurry or not in the mood to be stuck in traffic, a construction sign can be the most frustrating thing to see. However, sometimes…

Horticultural Lighting: Growing Seasonal Produce All Year Long

What is Horticultural Lighting Used For? Horticultural Lighting is becoming more and more common. Actually, we are blown away by the explosive growth and demand. However, what exactly is Horticultural lighting? Farmers are not only using…
Snow Day Activities

Snow Day Activities- FEI’s Top 10

Are you like us and live in an area where winter lasts ¾ of the year while summer lasts 3 days? Do you need a way to entertain yourself and your family when there is snow past your knees? We have some of the best Snow Day entertainment ideas…
Start With Inspiration

Start With Inspiration: Did You See Katelyn Ohashi Perform?

When building a company culture, where do you start? Do you start with inspiration? A purpose? Can you get behind a cause and give everything you've got? More importantly, can you inspire your team as well as your customers to feel your passion?…

Book Review: "Start With Why" by Simon Sinek

Start With Why! Why should you start with WHY? What does it actually mean to start with WHY anyway? In his book "Start With Why", Simon Sinek pulls together powerful stories and examples of individuals who built wildly successful companies…

Book Review: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

In a recent post, we discussed creating a team and culture based around reliability. Reliability leads to consistency, stability, quality and most of all, happy customers. To follow up on this important topic, today we explore an incredible…
concert lighting and effects

Concert Lighting and Its Effect on The Concert Experience

There are many things that affect a concert experience. However, one thing in particular can affect everything from the mood of the audience to how interactive they feel with the artists on stage. Concert lighting is one of the most important…

Partnering with Electrical Engineer Steve French at Volt Vision

Volt Vision President Steve French has been designing electronics for over 25 years. Along with his vast experience and expertise, Steve also brings a deep passion for electronics with every project. According to the Volt Vision website: "Volt…

Build a Team and Culture Dedicated to Reliability

Reliability. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word reliability? Especially when dealing with a new vendor or sales person who declares themselves reliable? The Webster Definition of "Reliability" states:   1: the…

Helpful Suggestions to "Give Value First"

When looking for a new vendor, do you seek companies that "Give Value First"? Partnering with the right vendor delivers powerful results for your company. Improves productivity Increases profitability Enhances quality However,…