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Printed Circuit Board Safety at Falconer Electronics

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Printed Circuit Board Safety Printed Circuit Board Safety has been a serious concern in our industry. Especially, with the vast growth and development over the years. There are many safety issues when assembling and producing printed circuit…

Univ. of Nebraska MEP eCommerce Workshop Featuring Falconer Electronics

The University of Nebraska MEP and B2Btail teamed up to present the "Manufacturing eCommerce Success" workshop which features Falconer Electronics as a case study.  This exciting program takes place on Thursday November 5th at 10:00 est.  Click…
Manufacturers Digitizing

US Manufacturers Digitizing at Twice the Rate of Other Businesses

Alibaba.com, the B2B business unit of Alibaba Group, announced the results of its Alibaba.com U.S. B2B Small and Medium Business (SMB) Survey and launched a new Digitization Sprint for U.S. SMB manufacturers digitizing – a traditionally analog…

14 Helpful Soldering Safety Tips at Falconer Electronics

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Soldering Safety Tips Hand soldering printed circuit boards takes tremendous skill, patience, and expertise. As we discussed in a previous blog post, our team at Falconer Electronics has over 100 years of soldering printed circuit board experience.…
Core Strengths

Focus on Your Core Strengths for Your Keyword Strategy

Focusing on your core strengths for your keyword strategy plays a critical role in executing a successful eCommerce strategy.  Especially since targeting your core strengths allows you to better market and brand your business by beating the…

eCommerce Allows You to Test Market New Products & Ideas (Cheaply)

Another powerful benefit available with embracing eCommerce for manufacturers: eCommerce allows you the opportunity to explore the market by testing new products and ideas.  In other words, eCommerce enables you to create your very own R &…
Alaska MEP

Alaska MEP eCommerce Webinar Featuring Falconer Electronics

The Alaska MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) offers this exciting webinar on eCommerce Strategies for Manufacturers on September 9 at 5:00 est which features a case study with Falconer Electronics.  Click here to learn more about the…
Congressman Reed

‘Humble Beginnings’: Congressman Reed Tours Falconer Electronics

Congressman Reed toured Falconer Electronics on August 25, 2020. Our team was blown away by the Congressman's genuine interest and care for not only the company but also each staff member as individuals.  Check out the press release here:…
Power in the Title

Our Top Five Songs with the Word “Power” in the Title

Today we discuss our Top 5 Songs with the word “Power” in the title.  Want a powerful kick in the current lockdown? Here is a list of some of the popular songs that contain the words “power”. These songs can put you in a great mood…
the Ground

Our Top Five Songs with the Word “Ground” in the Title

As a Ground Strap Manufacturer, we find ourselves partial to the word "Ground".  So much so, even when it comes to our music selection.  There are hundreds of millions of songs out there. You can get anything from deep, meaningful romantic…
MFG Out Loud

GET REAL Marketing for Manufacturers with MFG Out Loud

Guess what? There is a new Sheriff in town amongst the world of podcasts for manufacturers. MFG Out Loud!  Actually, I should say, sheriffs. Allison DeFord and Ray Ziganto are the Hosts with the Mosts!  This outstanding podcast targets those…

Mohawk Valley SBDC eCommerce Webinar Featuring Falconer Electronics

The Mohawk Valley SBDC offers a virtual eCommerce workshop on August 5 at 10:30 which features a case study with Falconer Electronics.  With a new sense of urgency for entrepreneurs to create a strong digital presence, please join us for a…
Buffalo Business First

Falconer Electronics Wins “Innovative Manufacturer of the Year” at Buffalo Business First

We have extremely exciting news to share with you. Falconer Electronics earned the award for the innovative manufacturer of the year for 2020 at Buffalo Business First. Due to its excellence and consistent quality, Falconer Electronics was…

Niagara SBDC eCommerce Webinar Featuring Falconer Electronics

Are you longing to travel somewhere fun as well as exciting? How about a little escape on a day trip to Niagara Falls with the Niagara SBDC?!?!  Doesn’t that sound AWESOME?!?! Well...Even if you cannot physically travel there... Please…
Direct

Options for Selling “Manufacturer Direct”…..to NOT Consider

"Manufacturer Direct"! It certainly has a nice ring to it, right? As a manufacturer looking to diversify, many exciting options exist for you to consider.  Especially when it comes to selling direct to end-users or consumers.  However,…
Digi-Key

Digi-Key Answers the Call Each and Every Time

Digi-Key serves as a remarkable resource for our company as well as our customers. Simply put, they rock! As we all know, vendor reliability is absolutely critical. Especially when you encounter tight customer deadlines and narrow windows to…
Best Kept Secret

Hey Manufacturers, Being the “Best Kept Secret” is No Longer an Option 

"We prided ourselves as being the "Best Kept Secret" for decades. However, the internet changed everything. Now what?" Unfortunately, I kept hearing this comment over and over from manufacturers. Especially from custom manufacturers.  Many…

Helpful Tips When Soldering Printed Circuit Boards

With decades of experience, our expert staff brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise with soldering printed circuit boards. In particular, hand Soldering Circuit Boards which is a daily activity at our facility.  Our customers love the…

Captain Your Ship! eCommerce Helps You Stay in Your Wheelhouse 

Another tremendous benefit for manufacturers embracing eCommerce: eCommerce allows you to stay in your wheelhouse.  As a manufacturer, ever find yourself stumbling out of your wheelhouse?  Drifting down a path that falls outside of your…
Reshoring

The Reshoring Initiative Stresses the “Return-Manufacturing-Home” Message

The Reshoring Initiative! If you are a U.S. Manufacturer, the words "Reshoring Initiative" brings music to your ears.  For example, reshoring certainly looks to play a critical role moving forward following COVID-19 pandemic.  Especially…
Proprietary Process

Hey Manufacturer, Let’s Scale Your Proprietary Process with eCommerce

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Scale Your Proprietary Process! How?  With eCommerce.  Let's discuss further.  eCommerce Answers the Call Yes indeed, eCommerce allows you to Scale Your Proprietary Process. However, before we discuss eCommerce, let's take a look…
IndustrialSage

IndustrialSage: The Industry Leading Media Company for Manufacturers

Are you familiar with IndustrialSage.com?  If not, do yourself a favor and check out IndustrialSage at your earliest convenience (click here). Especially if you are a manufacturer.  In short, IndustrialSage is a community of engaged professionals…
Wire Harness Manufacturing

Harness Manufacturing of Wires at Falconer Electronics Since 1985

Wire Harness Manufacturing is our foundation. Actually, it runs in our blood. The Team at Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) takes tremendous pride manufacturing amazing products for our customers. As a Custom Wire Harness Manufacturer, assembling…

Blogging Reduces that “Social Distance” Between You and Your Customers

Randy McNeely, who owns the title "Kindness Champion" and also serves as the executive producer of "The Kindness Hunters" TV Show recently shared this thought, "I prefer not to use the phrase 'social distance'. As social creatures, we are 'physically…

Wire Harness Testing: Striving for Perfection at Falconer Electronics

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Consistency as well as accurate Wire Harness Testing contributes significantly to our successful customer relationships.  Especially since wire Harness Manufacturing and Assembly runs through our veins. As a result, we have built literally…
menu

Hey Manufacturer, What’s on Your Menu? Perhaps a Plate of eCommerce?

As a manufacturer, what is on your menu? What is your specialty? You know, your signature dish. In other words, what are you known for that customers eagerly line up to get a taste? For many manufacturers, this may come as a loaded question. As…
Power Strips on Amazon

Falconer Electronics Commercial Power Strips on Amazon * Made in USA

Falconer Electronics now offers its line of Commercial Power Strips for purchase on Amazon. Falconer Electronics has been producing high-quality Heavy Duty Outlet Strips since 1985. Additionally, all commercial power strips now available from…
Wire Harness Manufacturing

Wire Insulation Evolution: Safety and Protecting Electrical Wires

Wire Insulation Wires can be found basically everywhere. This wouldn't be possible without wire insulation to keep us all safe.  Any electrical product that demands an electrical current typically requires a wire (or cable). Even when…
No Receivables

No Receivables: Manufacturing eCommerce Strategies Benefits Cash Flow

One of my absolute favorites on the list of eCommerce Benefits: No Receivables!  Well, truth be told, trying to pick a favorite eCommerce benefit is like trying to pick a favorite child.  However, can you imagine a life with NO receivables?  Sounds…
Ground Straps on Digi-Key

Falconer Electronics Ground Straps Now on Digi-Key

We have exciting news to share! You now can find Falconer Electronics Ground Straps on Digi-Key.   In our quest to aggressively expand our market share of Ground Straps, partnering with Digi-Key made perfect sense.  Especially since Digi-Key…
Blankie

Business Mission Statement: “BECOME THE BLANKIE”

BECOME THE BLANKIE? What on earth does that mean?  So glad you asked.  As a child, did you have a favorite blanket (aka "Blankie")? Ah, the wonderful security blanket.  Holding tightly onto the Blankie each and every night. Unable to…
No Goal

No Goal + No Direction = Where on Earth are We Going?

No Goal + No Direction = Where on Earth are We Going?  “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.” ~ Yogi Berra - New York Yankees Hall of Fame Catcher Have you found throughout your career that there…

Case Study: Converting a Proprietary Process into an eCommerce Product Line

Converting a proprietary process into an eCommerce product line has certainly served as a game changer for Falconer Electronics.  As a custom manufacturer (aka Job Shop), life can be extremely challenging.  A custom manufacturer makes products…
Wire Harness Assembly

Wire Harness Terms: A Helpful List for New Buyers

A Helpful List of Wire Harness Terms  The list below includes a number of Wire Harness Terms and Definitions. Many of our customers are new to outsourcing their wire harness assemblies. Therefore, you will find these Wire Harness Terms helpful.…
Change

19 Tips for Curing “I Hate Change” (Plus a Healthy Dose of eCommerce)

"It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory." ~ W. Edwards Deming - 20th Century Global Quality Expert   That's a powerful quote and also a scary thought as well.  Do you hate change? On the other hand, maybe you…
insulation

Twentieth Century Wire Insulation: History of Wire Harness Assemblies

Twentieth Century Wire Insulation Wire Insulation drastically increased in popularity in the Twentieth Century. Especially when advancing technology became more accessible. The twentieth century saw the use of natural rubber compounds to…
Insulation

Nineteenth Century Wire Insulation: The Beginning of Wire Insulation

Nineteenth Century Wire Insulation The history of wire insulation starts in the nineteenth century. Insulators are in electrical equipment. Also, insulation helps support and separate electrical conductors. An insulating material that encases…

Top 13 Reasons Why Manufacturers Struggle with eCommerce

Why do some Manufacturers Struggle with eCommerce?  Struggle in the sense of wondering where to even start. Additionally, struggling with the question if eCommerce will actually provide a return for their business.  As the saying goes,…

Wire Harness Accuracy: Mechanical Integrity and Electrical Requirements

The team at Falconer Electronics has a keen eye for wire harness accuracy. This is due to our creation of literally millions of wire harness assemblies. Assembling of a wire harness needs to include complying with the manufacturer's requirements. These…

Crimping Tools: Wire Harness Manufacturing at Falconer Electronics

Crimping Tools When crimping wires and cables for our customers, utilizing heavy duty Crimping Tools allows our team to execute jobs with accuracy and efficiency. As a wire harness manufacturer, Crimping Tools play a key role to long term…

The SBDC Recognizes Falconer Electronics

Our team is completely honored to be recognized by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at JCC.    We extend a huge thank you for all of their help!      SBDC Success Story: Falconer Electronics   September…

The Cons of Doing Business with Foreign Countries

An American business purchasing products from foreign countries certainly creates many challenges. When working with a foreign company there can be some difficulty with achieving a positive final outcome. A few issues that can arise include: Misunderstandings…
onshoring custom manufacturing

Onshoring Custom Manufacturing in the U.S. is on the Rise

Falconer Electronics Inc. is seeing a strong upward trend in onshoring custom manufacturing. As a United States based contract manufacturer for over 30 years, we have witnessed many ups and downs in manufacturing. Recently, it seems like…

Offshoring: How it Affects Our Country’s Economy

Offshoring occurs when a company chooses to have their production outsourced to a country outside the United States. This is due to the hope that their labor costs will be lower. However, there's something these companies don’t realize. Their…

Crimping Wires: The Do’s & Don’ts with Wire Harness Manufacturing

Crimping wires is a core function for all Wire Harness Manufacturers. Consequently, at Falconer Electronics we like to say that crimping wires with strict accuracy and precision is an art form.  Developing a highly skilled staff takes years. It…

Wire Harness Assembly Standards

Following IPC Wire Harness Assembly Standards offers tremendous benefits for Wire Harness Manufacturers.  The Wire Harness Manufacturer's Association and the IPC (Association Connecting Electronics Industries) combined forces to create the…

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…

Creating Proprietary Product Line at a Custom Manufacturer

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As we continue our blog series on New Product Development, this post covers creating a proprietary product line. In particular, creating a proprietary product line from the perspective of a custom manufacturer. Our team at Falconer Electronics…

Accidental Manufacturers: Our Favorite Movie Heroes Who Weren’t Heroes

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As we continue our blog series on American Manufacturers in the Movies, today we take a look at movie characters who became "Accidental Manufacturers". What do we mean by "Accidental Manufacturers"? Those who stumbled into manufacturing by…
Real-Life Manufacturers

Real-Life Manufacturers in the Movies: Our Favorites Who Made an Impact

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Last week we kicked off our blog series on American Manufacturers in the Movies. We started our series by identifying movies featuring Millionaire Manufacturers (who are most likely billionaire manufacturers by now). These fictional characters…