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Magnetic 8" Reflector Spot Light

Falconer Electronics prides itself on manufacturing superior electrical products for its amazing customers. Therefore, over the past two years, Falconer Electronics served as a contract manufacturer of Magnet Base Spot Lights for industrial work light manufacturer, Standard Portable.

Things went so well that the companies decided to join forces and become one business. Furthermore, Falconer Electronics purchased Standard Portable to create an opportunity for businesses and consumers to purchase directly from the manufacturer at low prices.

As a Wire Harness Manufacturer since 1985, this partnership brings tremendous energy and excitement. Expanding from a manufacturer of Commercial Outlet Strips, PCB, LED Lighting and Wire Harnesses, adding the line of Industrial Work Lights is just……well…..deLIGHTful! (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves).

Magnet Base Spot Lights

Magnetic Spot Lights at Falconer Electronics come equipped with a sturdy ceramic or neodymium magnetic base that creates either a 30 or 45 lb pull. This durable Magnet Based Spot Light provides you the flexibility to attach to any ferrous metal surface allowing you to work hands-free. More so, each spot light is produced with an aluminum reflector delivering ideal lighting wherever maximum illumination is required.

You can now purchase our Portable Work Lights direct as well as Industrial Magnets on our brand new ecommerce store. We also offer Magnet Base Spot Lights for industrial, office, and residential use.

Industrial Magnet Base Spot Lights 

The Spot Lights can be purchased with a 3 prong grounded cord that works perfectly for industrial settings. These rugged and durable cords provide long-lasting use. Also, the grounded cord delivers the additional safety feature necessary in warehouses, factories or a garage.

MLC-200-25-C3 and MLC-200-50-C3

Magnetic 9" Spot Light with 25' Cord

 

MLC-231-25-C3 and MLC-231-50-C3

Magnetic 5-1/2" Spot Light w/50' Cord

ML-200-25-C3 and ML-200-50-C3

Magnetic 9" Reflector Light w/25' Cord

ML-231-25-C3 and ML-231-50-C3

Magnetic 5-1/2" Spot Light w/50' Cord

 

WSL-8-3

Magnetic Work Light w/ 8ft Cord

Magnet Base Spot Light with Cord Reel 

Also a perfect fit for industrial use, the Magnet Base Spot Light with Cord Reel is built to tackle challenging projects.

C200-20R
Magnetic 9" Spot Light with 20' Retractable Cord Reel

C200-50R

Magnetic 9" Spot Light with 50' Retractable Cord Reel

Magnet Base Spot Lights for Office and Residential Use 

Lastly, you can take advantage of low prices with a line of two prong spot lights that work great for office and residential use.

WSL-51/2-2C8

Magnet Base Spot Lights

WSL-8-2C8

Magnetic 8" Reflector Spot Light

 

WSL-2C8

Magnetic Spot Light

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Custom-Commercial-Power-Strips

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 a domestic manufacturer.

There are tremendous benefits gained when working with a domestic manufacturer. Especially since partnering with a U.S. Custom Electronics Manufacturer drastically reduces costs and lead time.

The three areas that FEI specializes in include:

  1. Wire Harness Assembly
  2. Commercial Outlet Strips
  3. Printed Circuit Boards

Benefits of Partnering with a Custom Electronics Manufacturer in the U.S.

Outsourcing your Wire Harnesses, Commercial Outlet Strips or Printed Circuit Boards to a U.S. Custom Electronics Manufacturer provides a list of competitive advantages for your company:

  • Time zone challenges do not exist – We get up super early and start our day at 6:00 am est.
  • Quick and easy communication where language barriers do not exist (except for our goofy accents).
  • Shipping charges are much cheaper.
  • QUICK turnaround time – we work fast!
  • Over 30 years of experience.
  • We lobby all of our tools, resources, and expertise to provide an outstanding customer experience.
  • “Made in the USA” is a symbol of pride and high quality. Hard working Americans at work producing incredible products.
  • Fast and convenient shipping options
  • Inventory management and control
  • Our purchasing power lowers your costs
  • Long-term relationship with vendors
  • Keeping our overhead costs as low as possible to pass savings on to our customers.  We are frugal! We consider ourselves part of your team and work relentlessly to keep prices down and dirty.
  • Accessibility – many of our customers visit our facility and we consider it a privilege to go on tour to visit our customers as well.
  • Supply chain efficiencies

Custom-Commercial-Power-Strips

Our experience, expertise, tools, knowledge, and resources become an extension of your business allowing you to do what you do best – Make your outstanding products and produce profits. One of the keys to the long-term success at FEI is our deep commitment to driving profits for our customers. The greater the ROI each customer enjoys from our products the better.

 

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There are times when an American business is the supplier of products in other countries. When working with a foreign company there can be some difficulty with achieving the final outcome. A few of the issues that can arise are the misunderstanding of what is needed, instructing for installation, and  the difficulty of repairing products once they have left the U.S.

Communication Issues in Doing Business

Sometimes when working with other countries there is a large communication gap. Whether the communication is happening through emails or even over the phone there can be a lack in the understanding. These communication barriers can prevent the American company from fully understanding the needs of the foreign company.

They can also cost the foreign company more money on materials. This can happen if they don’t know how to ask for what they need. Sometimes in these cases the American company may make assumptions based off of older models of the product. However, if those assumptions are incorrect the entire product could be wasted. It can be difficult to bridge the gap of communication and can cause a lot of extra time and money.

Installation Issues

Another issue that can go along with that of communication is the problem of giving installation instructions. If there is a gap in communication there is also a large chance that there will be difficulties instructing the foreign country how to install the product. If the instructions get lost or translated incorrectly the foreign business will have a difficult time using the product.

When there is an issue with instructions there is often a need for a representative from the American company to go to the foreign location. Depending on the distance away from the American business this travel can have a high cost. Traveling will also take up valuable time that could be used to work on other projects. Instructional issues can all be traced back to the main issue of communication.  Both companies would be able to achieve all the stages of the production if there were no communication gaps.  

Repair Issues

Another issue that can come from communication issues is damage. Some damage may occur during installation. If the foreign company is not accustomed to working with a product and they attempt repairs the situation could be made worse. It is difficult to troubleshoot a problem when you are not in physical proximity to it.

Repairs for goods damaged in shipping will be something that can’t be planned for. If there are damaged pieces that no longer work in the product they need replaced. There is no guarantee that the receiving company would be able to preform these tasks or have the product line in house to change out broken pieces. This can be a difficult situation to fix with the manufacturer being in a different country.

Communication, Installation, and Repair issues are problems that can happen when doing business outside of America. Communication is the basis for the other two issues. When there is a language difference it is difficult for everyone to understand solutions to problems.

Offshoring occurs when a company chooses to perform some or all of their production in a country other than that of the United States. A company may choose to move their production elsewhere. This is under the understanding that their costs, mainly, concerning labor will be lower than that possible by staying in America. These companies don’t always understand the effect their actions will have on the country as a whole.

Offshoring Effects the Economy

When production is moved out of the United States the effect on the economy will not be noticed right away. In some cases a company can offshore their business in stages. These stages happen slowly. Moving the company to another country and leaving small pieces in America. However, when a company begins to offshore their production line it can affect the local economy of its original business.

Offshoring Decreases Jobs

There will be a decrease in American jobs in favor of a workforce that is more cost effective. Companies are forced to terminate some or all of the positions that their American workers hold. The termination of workers can increase the unemployment rates for that county. This increase in unemployment rates is not an ideal approach. It decreases the amount of monetary flow in smaller counties which will eventually affect the entire country.

Offshoring production heightens the economy in other countries. These employees spend their earnings in the other countries and those funds are not circulating throughout the U.S.. That decreases the amount of money that is available for use within our own country. This lack of circulated money doesn’t just effect the larger companies in the country. It will also make it more difficult for smaller, local businesses to thrive.

The residence will be less likely to spend their money on a more expensive product that is made locally if there is less money circulating around a county. Money is more likely to be spent on a product that is lower in quality, more importantly, lower in cost. The local businesses with dependence on the local traffic will be forced to shut down and increase unemployment in the community.  

Offshoring Effects Local Businesses

Offshoring does not just affect the larger businesses who move out of the country. It also affects the businesses that are still here. The flow of money connects all businesses and if that flow is moved elsewhere, over time there won’t be any more businesses in the United States. The American economy is dependent on keeping businesses and their employees here. By companies moving to other countries our own country is suffering.  

There is a strong upward trend in onshoring. Especially, Onshoring of custom manufacturing

Why is this?

This is due to, numerous challenges

As well as, threats to outsourcing.

Especially, outsourcing manufacturing operations.

Furthermore, these threats increase when outsourcing to foreign countries.

Benefits of Onshoring Custom Manufacturing

There are positive trends. Especially, with manufacturing operations

These trends are based on manufacturing returning to the US.

This is a great thing. Especially, for US manufacturers.

Furthermore, the outsourcing of production abroad to foreign countries have negative trends. Therefore, terms such as “onshoring” are generating a new buzz. This is along with, “redesign manufacturing”. As well as, “reshoring” 

Perks of Onshoring Custom Manufacturing

There are many perks to onshoring. Especially, the onshoring of custom manufacturing. Most of these perks are for the businesses.

However, onshoring is also very helpful for the customer.

Some of the customer perks:

  • Less lead time for your products.
  • American made products that will last.
  • Knowing that you have the highest quality of workers for the job. 
  • As well as, the highest quality of product.
  • Quicker customer response for any issues.
  • Lower in country costs.
  • Lower shipping costs. Due to, less travel for the product.
  • Lower risks to your intellectual property.
  • Tax breaks for localizing your business.

Onshoring:

What is Onshoring?

Onshoring is when a custom manufacturer has its business in its original country.

Therefore, they are not offshoring to a foreign country.

What does onshoring do? 

  • Onshoring, drastically improves lead times.
  • Also, it cuts inventory levels.

Reshoring:

What is reshoring?

Reshoring is when a business brings its production back to its original home.

Especially, for manufacturers in the United States.

Why is reshoring a good thing?

  • Reshoring, brings manufacturing jobs back to The United States.
  • Meanwhile, it reduces business costs.

Redesign Manufacturing:

Redesign manufacturing is when a local custom manufacturer is commissioned to repair a product.

This is also true, for total redesigning of products. 

Why is redesign manufacturing important? 

  • Redesign manufacturing, occurs when a product is received and is not up to the buyers standards.
  • Therefore, redesigning product is becoming more necessary.
  • This is due to, low quality products being imported. 

The Importance of Location in Onshoring Custom Manufacturing

For many companies, it is crucial to be located close to their vendors.

Especially, as supply chains shrink.

Companies in the US are realizing the benefits to manufacturing their products stateside.

However, this is after decades of losing US manufacturing jobs.

Unfortunately, the majority of these jobs went to lower cost countries. Such as, China.

Wage gaps are also shrinking between China and the United States.

The US is superior to China in many ways:

  • Automation.
  • As well as, education.
  • Also, in information technology.
  • In addition to, transportation.

The Hidden Cost of Outsourcing

Outsourcing comes with many hidden costs.

These hidden costs include:

  • The heavy cost of monitoring operations.
  • As well as, quality control.
  • Also, there is a lack of intellectual property protection.
  • Furthermore, there is an extended supply chain.

Consequently, these are all reasons a company would be better off onshoring the manufacturing of their products. 

Cutting Corners

A custom manufacturing business offers products.

Also, they offer services.

Therefore, they can affect every aspect of a company.

Aspects such as:

  • A business’s strategy.
  • As well as, the supply chain.
  • This is in addition to, that business’s staffing and operations.

A Company Can be Devastated by Offshoring

There are many concerns when choosing offshoring.

These concerns include:

  • The control over the protection of intellectual property.
  • A huge vulnerability. Especially, when relying on foreign suppliers.
  • Frighteningly enough, there is the threat of stolen proprietary information.
  • As well as, the loss of the business’s process.

However, a company has more control of these aspects when they choose onshoring.

No Heavy Cost of Monitoring Operations and Intellectual Property

When you are not in the same area as your operations you want to be sure that the work is correct and on time.  Also, you want to ensure the safety of your intellectual property.

How do You Protect Your Intellectual Property When Offshoring?

You will have to ensure you know what is being done there.

Often, this can mean hiring someone that you trust to run the off-shored facility.

However, it may mean you will have to run the facility yourself.

Either way, you would have to spend extra money.

Whether it be to move a manager into that facility.

Or moving yourself to the new area.

However, you could save on those costs. If your operations were in your location. 

Quality Control in Onshoring Custom Manufacturing

Quality control is another serious issue when offshoring.

The separation of manufacturing and product development can be very harmful to any business.

Another disadvantage is, managerial focus. Managerial focus is difficult. Especially, when operations are halfway around the world. Also, communication can be difficult. 

Communication issues can lead to confusion. It can also lead to unreliable products. 

 

 

Onshoring Custom Manufacturing: Circuit Boards

 

Wrapping It Up

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