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Canadian Standards Association (C.S.A.)

History of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Sir John Kennedy, founded the Canadian Standards Association, in 1919. He was Chairman of the Civil Engineers’ Canadian Advisory Committee. C.S.A. was first established as the Canadian Engineering…

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…
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…
Relatable Manufacturers That Could be Your Best Friend

Relatable Manufacturers: Movie Manufacturers that Could be Your Best Friend

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As we continue our blog series on American Manufacturers in the Movies, today we discuss "Movie Manufacturers That Could Be Your Best Friend." You know the type. Characters who are outrageously funny, lovable and a bit on the crazy side. Those…

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…
Lovable Millionaire Manufacturers

Millionaire Manufacturers in the Movies: Our Favorite Lovable Movie Millionaires

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Ever take note of the number of movies with characters in American Manufacturing? In particular, highly successful entrepreneurs. There are lots! Due to this interesting observation, we have compiled our favorite movies that include America…
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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…
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…
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Lead-Free and Lead Solder: What is the Difference

Many electronics use solder as the "glue" to attach components to circuit boards. Whether lead-free or lead solder, the function is the same. Lead-free and lead solder do perform the same function. However, different products and applications…
RoHS

RoHS: What is it and Why is it Significant to Electrical Manufacturers

What is RoHS? The abbreviation RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. In the beginning, RoHS was put in place, to restrict the use of certain materials in Europe. This was due to their hazardous nature. Therefore, the use…
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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…