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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…
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…

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…

Electrical Bands That You May Have Never Heard Of: Our Top 5 Picks

Electrical Bands That You May Have Never Heard Of There are so many bands out there. Many have names that help them fall into a category all of their own. Electrical Bands. Bands with a name that references something electrical falls into…
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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…

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…
Edis

Studying Entrepreneurial Success: The Edison Papers at Rutgers University

Are you deeply passionate about electronics? Do you love history as well? If so, you need to check out the Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University (click here). The Edison Papers at Rutgers University serves as an extremely ambitious…

Interview with Professor Thomas Jeffrey of Rutgers University on Thomas & Mina Edison

Several months ago we decided to blog about the greatest inventor and entrepreneur in electronics, Thomas Edison. At that time, little did we know where this path would lead us. As a result, we were blessed to interview Professor Thomas Jeffrey, Senior…

American Made: Understanding “All or Virtually All”

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Many small manufacturers in the U.S. struggle to determine if the product that they assemble, manufacture or produce truly qualifies for the labels "Made in USA" or "American Made". Complying with American Made Standards The world is shrinking…

Do You Use Google AdWords to Boost Your Business?

Businesses plunging into ecommerce in the 1990's certainly faced many challenges. One of the greatest challenges? Finding new customers. Think about this for a moment..........Google did not exist back then. Let alone Google AdWords to help…

Happy 153rd Birthday Mina Miller Edison: July 6, 1865

On this day, 153 years ago, July 6, 1865, an amazing woman was born: Mina Miller Edison. Mina was a positive force which she demonstrated with her many incredible achievements. Especially as the wife of Thomas Edison, a wonderful mother and…

Facts You May Not Know About the Thomas Edison Family

The Thomas Edison Family name is well known. Everyone that has ever learned about electricity knows of Thomas Edison. However, how much does anyone really know about the entire Edison family? The facts below can bring the entire Edison family…
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Inventions of Thomas Edison: Successes and Failures

Thomas Edison's Successful Inventions In the Beginning Thomas Edison had many inventions. However, in 1868, at the age of 22, Thomas Edison invented an "electrical vote recorder". This was Edison's first patent. This recorder was a very simple…

The History of Thomas Edison’s Life

Our team at Falconer Electronics works with many entrepreneurs creating brand new electrical products that make our lives better. Perfecting a new product on the first try is extremely challenging if not impossible. It takes a great deal of…

Utilizing LinkedIn for Small Manufacturers

Fortune.com recently announced that LinkedIn has now grown to 500 million users in over 200 countries. Estimates also show that 227 million LinkedIn users are active on a monthly basis. As the largest professional social network, are you…
B2B Ecommerce

Small Manufacturers Embracing B2B Ecommerce

B2B Ecommerce is an explosive growth market showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. This is exciting on two fronts. Not only for the tremendous growth opportunities for B2B companies but also the sheer size of the market. Forrester predicts…
Inbound marketing

protocol 80 + Inbound Marketing = Hitting Goals

Inbound Marketing with protocol 80 Falconer Electronics had the privilege of working with protocol 80 this past year. This program was made possible through a partnered effort with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Jamestown…
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The Importance of UL, CSA, and ETL Safety Certifications

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Safety and Certifications Importance As we continue our series on New Product Development, the next stage includes obtaining certifications for product safety. Safety and Certifications are an important aspect of any business. Not only to the…
Prototype

Start With a Working Prototype for Your New Product

Prototype! A well working Prototype! To continue our series on New Product Development by building "Building a Better Mousetrap", let's explore creating a prototype. When starting out with a brand new product, perfecting a working model…
Wire Harness Manufacturing

 Wire Harness Manufacturing Terms, Tools, and Tips of the Trade

Wire Harness Manufacturing is our foundation. It's in our blood. Dating all the way back to 1985. The Team at Falconer Electronics Inc. (FEI) takes tremendous pride in manufacturing amazing products for our customers. In addition, as a Custom…
Wire Harness Manufacturer

Wire Harness Manufacturer: Tips for Outsourcing Your Wire Harness Assembly

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Welcome to today's discussion on outsourcing your wire harness assembly to a Wire Harness Manufacturer. In particular, outsourcing your wire harness assemblies for a critical project. Finding yourself in the beginning stages of searching for…
Metal Power Strip

Metal Power Strip Lineup

What do the College Football Playoffs and the Heavy Duty Metal Power Strip product line at Falconer Electronics have in common? Lots! But we will get to that in a minute..... For all college football fans, the College Football Selection…
AWG

AWG Wire Gauge Standard Vs. SWG Wire Gauge Standard

American Wire Gauge or AWG is the standard way of measuring wire gauges in the United States. However, in other countries, they use a different standard of measuring, SWG or British Imperial Standard Wire Gauge, for example. The availability…
Wire Harness Estimate

Do You Need a Wire Harness Estimate, Pronto?

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Need a price on a Wire Harness Assembly, like RIGHT NOW?! Traditionally, receiving Wire Harness Estimates could take hours or even days. Well, thanks to some hard work and innovation that problem is now solved. Therefore, you can now receive…
Supplies Components

Who Supplies Components When Outsourcing Production? – Part 7

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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…

Touring a Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 6

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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…

Wire Harness Estimator Components Defined

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Our New Wire Harness Estimator Falconer Electronics, Inc recently announced a new tool, The Wire Harness Estimator, to assist with determining the cost of a Wire Harness Assembly. You can check out our estimator here. The Wire Harness Estimator…

Interviewing a Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 4

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Asking Challenging Questions Gains Valuable Information  When considering outsourcing services to a custom manufacturer of any industry, asking challenging questions is critical for selecting the best fit possible. Having a list of tough questions…
Wire Harness Estimate

How to Use the FEI Wire Harness Estimator

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Introducing the FEI Wire Harness Estimator Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) proudly announces launching the brand new FEI Wire Harness Estimator. Our team is extremely excited to share this new tool with customers: https://falconerelectronics.com/custom-wire-harness-estimator/ Especially…
Wire Harness Estimator

Meet the Wire Harness Estimator

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Determining the cost of a new Wire Harness Assembly just became a whole lot easier thanks to some hard work and innovation. Falconer Electronics, Inc., (FEI) a wire harness manufacturer since 1985, proudly announces the new online…

Outsource Your Wire Harness Assembly Process – Part 1

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Is it Time to Outsource Your Wire Harness Assembly Process?  "Should we begin outsourcing our Wire Harness Assembly Process?" This a common question our new customers typically ask themselves before reaching out to us. Many times in…

Standard Portable Acquired by Falconer Electronics

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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…
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Competitive Edge – Partnering with a U.S. Custom Electronics Manufacturer

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Custom Electronics Manufacturer in the U.S. Since 1985 Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) has proudly served its community as a U.S. Custom Electronics Manufacturer since 1985. Our customers love the convenience and flexibility of working with…

Falconer Electronics: Wire Harness Manufacturing Since 1985

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…

Falconer Electronics Produces LED Lighting

Falconer Electronics Produces LED Lighting LED Lighting continues enjoying dramatic growth over recent years. Actually, it has been our privilege to participate in this trend for over 20 years. In fact, Falconer Electronics produces LED lighting…