About Mag Instrument & the MAGLITE brand

Building An American Icon

Since 1979, MagLite® flashlights have been synonymous with built-in-America quality. Every flashlight we build represents the culmination of more than 35 years of research, development and refinement.

Company History

Company History

Anthony Maglica founded a one-man machine shop in 1955, named Mag Instrument. The company produced its first flashlight in 1979. Before long, police officers, firefighters and mechanics were raving about the tough, durable and dependable flashlight that would soon become an American classic.
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Mag Instrument - A U.S.A Manufacturer

Mag Instrument - A U.S.A Manufacturer

When it comes to outsourcing, we’re just not interested. For more than 35 years, every MagLite flashlight has been developed at our company headquarters in California, then made in an American factory by American workers.
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In The Community

In The Community

Over the years, Mag Instrument has had the opportunity to give back to communities, organizations and individuals across the country, and around the world. It’s part of the responsibility we feel to be a good corporate citizen.
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Working at Mag Instrument

Working at Mag Instrument

If you’re interested in becoming part of Mag Instrument, we’d love to hear from you. We have a listing of available positions, along with information on how you can apply to join the Mag Instrument team.
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History Highlights

History Highlights

Armed with only his talent, his determination and his reverence for hard work, Tony Maglica set out in pursuit of the American Dream when he founded Mag Instrument in 1955. When he went on to design and manufacture a product that revolutionized an industry, he realized that Dream in full.
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Maglite Extras

Maglite Extras

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