Mag Instrument is dedicated to the highest standards of integrity. They seek performance and a reputation reflecting the very best we can achieve. Each Mag Instrument flashlight represents a culmination of more than 20 years of research, development and continuous state-of-the-art refinement in every precision feature. Mag Instrument is proud to be a U.S.A. Manufacturer. An experimental machinist by training and a manufacturing innovator by practice, Mr. Maglica has guided his company's growth from a one-man machine shop in 1955 to an enterprise that employs over 800 dedicated employees today. Prior to the introduction of the Mag-Lite flashlight in 1979, the flashlight was generally regarded as an unreliable item that was typically thrown away after a short time due to its inferior quality. That all changed when, after spending years perfecting the design and applying his unique patented technology, Anthony Maglica revolutionized the portable lighting industry. By combining superior design with reliability, durability and an unprecedented lifetime warranty, Anthony Maglica has truly produced flashlights that are "a work of art that works!"