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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…
EEVBlog

The EEVBlog: “No Script, No Fear and All Opinion”

Do you love electronics as much as we do? Do you also have a wicked sense of humor? Enjoy watching awesome videos on electronics as well? In particular, videos delivered with a contagious enthusiasm? Well we have the answer for you. Due to popular…
Brian Dean

Struggling with SEO? Check Out Brian Dean at Backlinko

Struggling with Internet Marketing and SEO? Overwhelmed? Frustrated? Do you find link building daunting? Well help is just a click away. Check out Brian Dean at Backlinko.com. Brian Dean is a MUST read for all small business owners. Especially…
e-commerce

E-commerce for Manufacturers

As an electronics custom manufacturer for over 30 years, we have watched many trends come and go. This week we discussed the continued steady growth with B2B E-commerce. Of course, this trend shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. So…
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…
Problogger

The ProBlogger – From Down Under – Will Help Take You to the Top

In 2008, when blogging was still relatively new, I purchased a book (pic below) about blogging. In attempt to figure out how to approach this new fad at the time. The title of the book, "ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure…
Bald Engineer

James Lewis: The Bald Engineer Delivers Electrifying Information

As electronics geeks, we thoroughly enjoy following James Lewis (aka: the Bald Engineer). James delivers outstanding  information, tips and product reviews on his electronics blog. If you are an electronics junkie like us, you will find his…
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WordPress Blogging Guide for Manufacturers: Getting Green in Readability and SEO

The History of Blogging The internet has been around since the 80's. However, blogging was first established in the mid 90's. The term "blog" wasn't recognized back then. Due to this, the first "blog" was a personal homepage of a college…
Neil Patel

Need Help With Internet Marketing? Follow Marketing Guru Neil Patel

If you are new to Internet Marketing and Social Media for your business, you must follow marketing guru Neil Patel. Additionally, even if you are a seasoned veteran with online marketing strategies, you should still follow Neil Patel as well. You…
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Social Media Marketing For Manufacturers

Why use social media you may ask? In particular, our friends in manufacturing. There are many ways to utilize social media websites for your business. They are free to use and can be a great marketing tool to get your information out. The content…
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…
Wire Harness Estimate

Instant Wire Harness Estimate: Your Step By Step Guide

When it comes to gathering a wire harness estimate and quote from various suppliers, the process can cause a lot of frustration. Slow response times from vendors negatively impact your deadlines. Furthermore, it can impact your credibility with…
UL Standards

UL Listings at Falconer Electronics

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As we continue our series on New Product Development, a key component with the process includes obtaining certification at UL Standards. In the last post we discussed "The Importance of UL, CSA, and ETL Safety Certifications". Earning UL listings…

Are You Designing a New Product in Electronics? You Need Predictable Designs

John Teel at Predictable Designs WOW! After reading several fantastic blog posts from John Teel at Predictable Designs, we decided to share this extremely valuable information. Especially for the individual or company that is plunging…
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…
Ribbon Cables

Ribbon Cables and Where You Can Find Them Being Used

What are Ribbon Cables Ribbon Cables consist of multiple wires attached to each other in the form of a flexible ribbon. Due to their flexibility Ribbon Cables have many different functions. Also, they are a vital part of multiple electronics. …

Light Switch Manufacturing: Soldering & Assembly

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…
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The History of Ribbon Cables

The History of Ribbon Cables   The Early Years The Ribbon Cable was first discovered in 1956 by Cicoil Corporation. Its original design was to be flat to fit into computers. They were to replace the large and inflexible cables. Engineers…
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…
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Bonding and Ground Straps: What is the Difference?

Bonding and ground straps are terms that people often make the mistake of using interchangeably. However, they are not the same thing. While their jobs are similar in nature there are very important differences. Also, their functionality is…

Heavy Duty Ground Straps: The Type That Grandma Would Be Proud To Use

Let's talk Heavy Duty Ground Straps! Not just any type of Ground Straps. We mean HEAVY DUTY Ground Straps. Hard Core. Fierce. Down and Dirty. Rugged. Tough as Nails. Relentless. Tenacious. Climbing Mount Everest.....without any oxygen....type…
Grounding

Grounding: Electrical Safety or Teenage Angst

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Grounding? You mean I'm grounded?! The word "grounding" is certainly never one you want to hear as a teenager. Especially from your parents. Grounding means no car. No smartphones, tablets or other devices. No sleepovers. You are basically…
Surge

Surge Protectors, Why Are They Important?

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What is a Surge? A surge is an increase in voltage significantly above the design level in a flow of electricity. Any household product can also cause a power surge in homes. The main causes can be from a storm or single lightning strike near…

Staying Grounded on Groundhog Day: No Toasters in the Tub Please

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Groundhog Day! A wonderful time of year. Ski and snowboarding season is still at full throttle. Yet, the whispers of spring are just around the corner. Not to mention, a reminder of one of our favorite movies of all time, Groundhog Day. A classic…
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Commercial Power Strips: Top Four Reasons You Need Them

There are multiple reasons to need commercial power strips. The most important of these have to do with their uses and their reliability. Power Strips are Rigorously Tested to UL Standards   Safety is the number one concern, especially when…
Magnetic Based Work Lights

Thinking Warm with Magnetic Based Work Lights at Falconer Electronics

Are you cold today? Freezing? January is certainly living up to chilly expectations. In most parts of the country anyway. Well at Falconer Electronics, we like to Think Warm. Even though thermostats in our neck of the woods are flirting with…

How We Started Selling Metal Power Strips Directly to Consumers

An interesting and unexpected phone call arrived. The caller asked, "Can I purchase one of your Metal Power Strips?" Hmmm, that was odd. This was a consumer who inspected one of our power strips powering a display at a major retailer. We…

Falconer Electronics Maintains SHARP Certification

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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…
Heavy Duty Outlet Strips

NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT: Heavy Duty Outlet Strips

Falconer Electronics has been producing high-quality Heavy Duty Outlet Strips since 1985. Rugged, tough and tested by rigorous UL standards. In particular, you can find our outlets powering product displays at major brick and mortar retailers.…
Industrial Magnets

Industrial Magnets

Heavy Duty Industrial Magnets Falconer Electronics offers its signature line of Heavy Duty Industrial Magnets exclusively online. Customers love using our magnets in industrial settings. Each magnet is produced with a coating that is…

Positive Work Environment

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…
LED Emergency Flashing Light

5 Reasons You Need an LED Emergency Flashing Light

Here at Falconer Electronics, we are committed to solving our customers' problems.  By developing and designing products that are responsible, reliable, and industry strong, we are creating products that meet the needs of our consumer.  In…
J100-03M Magnetic Amber LED Mining Light

MSHA Approval for LED Mining Lights

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Here at Falconer Electronics, providing our customers with quality products that can get the job done is paramount. That’s why we are so proud to announce that all of our LED Flashing Signal Lamps are MSHA Approved.  The purpose…
Magnetic Trouble Lights with Metal Guard and 50' Cord

Magnet Base Trouble Lights

Falconer Electronics recently announced acquiring the industrial lighting manufacturer, Standard Portable. Being a Wire Harness Manufacturer since 1985 brings tremendous experience and expertise to this exciting product line which is now available…

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…
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…

Falconer Electronics Launches Ecommerce Site

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As a custom electronics manufacturer since 1985, Falconer Electronics has enjoyed 32 years of successfully manufacturing products for all of our amazing customers. With the recent acquisition of the magnetic work light manufacturer Standard…

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…

The History of Circuit Boards

History of Circuit Boards The Beginning of the Twentieth Century The History of Circuit Boards dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century. Albert Hanson, a German scientist, and inventor, first described the use of multiple layers…

Producing Printed Circuit Boards at Falconer Electronics

Having a Blast Producing Printed Circuit Boards We find Producing Printed Circuit Boards a blast here at Falconer Electronics. Is it the actual placing parts that we find so much fun? Or is it the amazing people we work with on a daily basis?…
SMD Stencil Printer

Soldering with SMD Stencil Printer

Soldering with SMD Stencil Printer One particular piece of equipment that certainly elevated our game with soldering printed circuit boards this year: The Dual Squeegee SMD Stencil Printer from Mancorp.   SMD Stencil Printer…

Soldering Circuit Boards

A Century of Experience Soldering Circuit Boards The team at Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) produces hundreds of thousands of circuit boards annually. This comes as no surprise since our soldering department includes an all-star lineup of…

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…

Environmental Benefits Using LED Lighting

Environmental Benefits Using LED Lighting LED lighting has witnessed significant growth over the years. Our last blog post discussed the history of LED lights. There are many contributing factors driving this increasing popularity.  In…
History of LEDS

The History of LEDs

The History of LEDs                The history of LEDs offer a fascinating journey. LEDs are light-emitting diodes that when connected to electricity emits a light.  Also, they have characteristically low energy consumption, small…