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Maglite: Made in the USA


Anthony “Tony” Maglica, founder of the Mag Instrument company, is 79 years old and still goes to work every day. In a time when most products are made overseas, Maglica has resolutely kept Maglite’s manufacturing in California. Over the years he has actually increased the number of components made in-house, and the only foreign item is the tiny bulb in the Mini Maglite.  Thanks to automation, the wholesale price of a Maglite has stayed the same since it was introduced in 1979. The company aggressively defends its patents, taking legal action against imitations.  Despite losses and layoffs last year, Maglica stands strong on keeping it all in the U.S.