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Mag Instrument, Inc. Major Historical Events
 
 
YEAR
EVENT
2011 Mini Maglite® flashlight used to illuminate a metallurgical experiment aboard the International Space Station,
orbiting 390 km above the Earth. (Oct 2011)
2011 Mag Instrument appears on the premiere of (Made in America) TV show (Travel Channel - Oct 2011)
2011 Mag Instrument, Inc. Furnishes Flashlights For 9/11 Commemoration At New York Jets V Dallas Cowboys Game (Sept 2011)
2011 Introduction of the Mini Maglite Pro & Pro+ (Summer 2011)
2011 Introduction of the ML125 (May 2011)
2011 Maglite featured in web article "10 Big Businesses That Started in a Garage" (May 2011) - pluggd.in
2011 Introduction of the ML100 (Feb 2011)
2011 Mini Mag-Lite LED make the "Best Car-winterizing tools" list (01/11/11) - Woman's Day Magazine
2010 Maglite XL100 makes the "Holiday Hot List" (Dec 2010) - Sunset Magazine
2010 Introduction of the second flashlight in the "XL" Series of flashlights the XL50 (Sept 2010)
2010 Mag-Lite LED featured as one of the 6 fire kit essentials (Sept 2010) - Sunset Magazine
2010 Maglite / Mag Instrument wins 1st Place HIE Innovation Award (July 2010) - Home Improvement Executive
2009 Introduction of the first flashlight in the "XL" Series of flashlights the XL100 (Dec 2009)
2007 MAG-LITE® LED Flashlights granted the iF Product design award
2006 Planned completion for new facility.
2006 Mini Maglite® LED flashlight introduced
2006 Maglite® LED Upgrade Module introduced
2006 Maglite® LED flashlight introduced
2006 Mag Donates to the Los Angeles Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
2005 Mag Charger® Rechargeable Flashlight Now with Brighter, Next Generation Halogen Lamp.
2005 The Mag family donates to The Red Cross - Katrina Relief Fund.
2005 Mag renews its commitment to "Adopt A Highway".
2005 Mag Instrument becomes Founding partner of the National Law Enforcement Museum scheduled to open in 2009.
2005 Mag receives "Circle of Humanitarian Award" from The American Red Cross - Inland Valley Chapter.
2005 Mag named in IAG Top 10 most recalled product placements in network dramas
2005 Mobile PC Magazine named the Maglite® flashlight as one of the 100 greatest gadgets of all time.
2005 Anthony Maglica receives Ronald Reagan Republican Gold Medal.
2005 Mag donates Mini Maglite® flashlights for the George W. Bush 55th Presidential Inauguration.
2004 Ground Breaking Ceremony - Mag begins construction on a 700000 square foot, World Class Manufacturing Facility.
2004 Mag launches "Strengthen American Manufacturing" campaign.
2004 Anthony Maglica is featured in "Fortune Small Business Magazine" How they got started.
2004 Anthony Maglica is featured in "Screw Machine World Magazine".
2004 Mag wins the State of California's Waste Reduction Award for its adoption and application of best management practices as they
relate to waste reduction, reuse, and recycling.
2004 Mag contributes to the American Red Cross to Promote the "Together We Prepare" Initiative.
2004 Mag Donates to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
2004 Mag renews its commitment to "Adopt A Highway".
2004 Mens Journal names The Maglite® flashlight in "List of All Time Best Tools, Toys, and Gear.
2004 Mag wins Bronze Regional Addy Award for Red Cross Campaign - American Advertising Federation
2004 Mag wins Gold Regional Addy Award for Trade Show Booth Graphics - American Advertising Federation
2004 Mag Donates 40000 Flag-Lite® Flashlights to the Home Builders of America Convention.
2003 Mag launches National Network of Warranty Service Centers.
2003 Mag donates to the CSUSB Southern California Fire Disaster scholarship fund.
2003 CNN Segment on Flashlights - The Mag-Lite® Rechargeable Flashlight is mentioned by a Mens Journal reporter as a
good choice for an emergency.
2003 Mag wins the State of California's Waste Reduction Award for its adoption and application of best management practices as
they relate to waste reduction, reuse, and recycling.
2003 Mag Instrument was awarded "Top 16 Inland Empire manufacturers (ranked by 2003 revenue)" from the Business Press of the Inland Empire.
2003 Mag Instrument was awarded "Top 25 private companies (ranked by number of employees)" from the Business Press of the Inland Empire.
2003 Mag Instrument was awarded "One of San Bernardino County's Largest Employers" from the Business Press of the Inland Empire.
2003 Mag Instrument, Inc. partners with the Outfitters Association of America.
2003 TV Game Show Jeopardy uses trivia question regarding Tony Maglica
2003 Mag donates to the Firefighters Relief Fund
2003 Mag donates flashlights to the Ontario-Montclair School District in honor of National School Bus Safety Month.
2003 Anthony Maglica receives 2003 Spirit of Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award
2003 The shape, style and overall appearance ("SSOA") of the Mag Instrument flashlights are protected as registered trademarks. The registrations for the SSOA of the Mag-Lite, Mag Charger and Solitaire flashlights were awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2003.
2003 Mag donates to "Artists for a New South Africa" fundraiser to combat HIV/AIDS
2003 Mag Instrument, Inc. contributes to the American Red Cross to Promote the "Together We Prepare™" Initiative.
2003 Mag wins Silver Regional Addy Awards for Packaging and Displays - American Advertising Federation
2003 Mag-num Star® Lamp enhancements now with Pressurized Xenon
2003 White Star® Lamp enhancements are introduced
2002 Mag Instrument, Inc. wins rare flashlight design protections in Japan. Osaka District Court prohibits Asahi Electric Corporation from making and selling Mini Maglite "Look-A-Like" flashlights and orders firm's flashlight copies destroyed.
2002 Mag donates flashlights to Doctors without Borders, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning medical-relief agency assisting victims of armed conflict and natural or societal disasters
2002 Mag receives Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding dedication to Westview Services Inc., a non-profit service agency dedicated to enriching the lives of disabled people
2002 Mag's TV Commercial ("On & On") makes it onto the top 10 list of Most Effective New Ads. According to a survey by Intermedia Advertising Group.
2002 Mag receives Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Police Canine Association.
2002 Mag donates Solitaire® flashlights to the Carousel of Hope Children's Diabetes Foundation
2002 Mag wins the State of California's Waste Reduction Award for its adoption and application of best management practices as they relate to waste reduction, reuse, and recycling.
2002 Mag donates flashlights for Children's Halloween Safety to the John Walsh Show (NBC)
2002 Mag wins Employer of Distinction Award from the Inland Empire Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
2002 Mag Instrument Wins Injunction in Trade Secret Suit Against Bison Sportslights
2002 Mag donates to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation - Silver Helmet
2002 Rechargeable Flashlight System' Enhancements are introduced
2001 Mag donates Mag-Lite® flashlights for use by rescue workers in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in New York.
2001 Mag Donates to Cedars Sinai Research for Women's Cancers
2001 Mag Donates 40,000 Mini Maglite® Flashlights to George W. Bush Inauguration
2001 Mag launches website at www.Maglite.com
2000 Mag Donates to Cedars Sinai Research for Women's Cancers
2000 Mag is featured in "California, Golden Past, Shining Future" - by John Maynard
2000 Mag is featured in "Industrial Design A - Z Taschen" (Germany)
1999 Mag is featured in "Ontario (The Gem of the Foothills) - by Michael Rounds
1999 Forbes FYI names Maglite® flashlights one of "100 Things Worth Every Penny"
1999 Mens Journal names Maglite® flashlights one of 85 Perfect Things
1998 Mag donates flashlights to TOP COPS, the National Association of Police Organizations
1998 Mag donates Mini Maglite® flashlights to the American Red Cross for providing First Aid services for the Tournament of Roses Parade
1998 Mag and its employees make a donation to the Imperial Toy Company to assist families of workers affected by the factory fire
1997 Mag signs Economic Revitalization Agreement with City of Ontario and San Bernardino County to build a new facility
1997 The Maglite FoundationSM established to assist with environmental cleanup in war torn Croatia
1997 Americana® Limited Edition AA flashlights introduced
1997 Maglite® Racing flashlights introduced
1997 Mag destroys infringing flashlights in Germany
1997 Mir spacestation requests more Maglite® flashlights for use aboard the station
1997 Mag contributes to AmeriCares, an international relief organization
1997 Mag donates to City of Hope
1997 The shape, style and overall appearance ("SSOA") of the Mag Instrument flashlights are protected as registered trademarks. The registration for the SSOA of the Mini Maglite flashlight was awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 1997.
1996 Mag receives the "International Design Longevity" award in Germany
1996 Mag contributes to Pasadena Heritage's Preservation of the Colorado Street Bridge
1996 Maglite® flashlights are featured in "Collecting Flashlights" by Stuart Schneider
1996 Mag donates Mini Maglite® flashlights to American Red Cross
1996 Mag donates to City of Hope
1996 Maglite® flashlights awarded Gold Medal in Busse Longlife Design Award in Germany
1996 Tony Maglica receives Ernst & Young's Inland Empire "Entrepreneur of the Year" award
1996 Mag receives "Japanese Industrial Design Association" award
1996 CEO of Apple Computer announces Apple wants to be the "Maglite® of Computers"
1996 Ampercell is awarded first prize in the Aktion Plagiarius Presentation (a negative award) for its blatant plagiarism of Mag's flashlights
1995 Mag donates to AmeriCares, an international relief organization
1995 Mag donates Mini Maglite® flashlights to Oklahoma City Red Cross for use by rescue workers in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing
1994 Mag donates to City of Hope
1994 Mag donates flashlights to TOP COPS, the National Association of Police Organizations
1994 Mag donates 40,000 Mini Maglite® flashlights inscribed with the words "Remember Sarajevo" which are featured in the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics at Lillehammer, Norway
1993 Mag brings Sead Bekric, a young wounded Bosnian boy, and his family to the United States. Shrapnel has blinded Sead, an innocent victim of the Bosnian conflict. Although they are unable to restore his sight, doctors at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye clinic save Sead's life.
1993 Mag donates to AmeriCares, an international relief organization
1992 Mag® products are featured in The Patriotic Consumer, by Grant/Burrell
1992 Mag donates to the Washington International Horse Show, proceeds donated to children's charities
1991 Mag donates flashlights and accessories to troops fighting in "Desert Storm"/Gulf War
1991 President and Mrs. Bush visit Mag Instrument and address employees
1991 Mag donates $50,000 to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, which is dedicated in Washington, DC
1990 Mag donates to the Washington International Horse Show, proceeds donated to children's charities
1990 Jury awards Mag over $1.2 million for The Brinkmann Corporation's passing off of its flashlights as Mini Maglite® flashlights
1989 Mag donates to City of Hope
1989 United States International Trade Commission blocks importation of all small aluminum flashlights and components that infringe Mag Instrument's patent rights
1989 Mag® flashlights become part of permanent collection of the Bavarian State Museum for Applied Art in Germany
(largest collection of applied art in the world)
1989 Mag awarded $2.75 million in damages for patent infringement by Kassnar Imports, Inc.
1989 Mag donates 40,000 Mini Maglite® flashlights for President Bush's Inauguration, symbolic of Mr. Bush's "thousand points of light"
1988 Mag donates to City of Hope
1988 Solitaire® flashlight introduced
1988 Mag donates $1.2 million for construction of the Ronald Reagan Communications Center
1988 Mag donates to the Washington International Horse Show, proceeds donated to children's charities
1988 Fortune Magazine names Mag® flashlights one of 100 Products America Makes Best
1987 Mag contributes to National Memorial Fund for Fallen Police Officers
1987 Jury awards Mag over $3.1 million for copying of its flashlights by Streamlight, Inc.
1987 Mini Maglite® flashlight is featured as a classic American product design in American Style
1987 Mini Maglite® AAA flashlight introduced
1987 Money Magazine names the Mini Maglite® flashlight one of the 99 Things That, Yes, Americans Make Best
1985 Mag develops Underwater Lighting prototype for Jacques Costeau
1984 The Mini Maglite® flashlight introduced
1982 Maglite® Rechargeable Flashlight System" (Mag Charger®) introduced
1982 New Mag headquarters built in Ontario, California
1979 Maglite® flashlight introduced
1974 Mag Instrument, Inc. is incorporated as a California company
1955 Tony Maglica starts company with $125
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