Torrance, CA - October 18, 2010
California, Congresswoman Jane Harman recently received a personally guided tour (by President and CEO Lyndon Faulkner) of Torrance-based, Pelican Products’ 200,000 square foot facility and addressed a 200+ employee assembly.
Harman focused on the value of manufacturing quality products in the United States and offered praise for Pelican™ sales activity across the globe particularly to China. At one point during the rally, the Congresswoman asked for a simple show of hands to see how many people had been with Pelican for more than five, ten, fifteen and twenty years, to which she rallied - “To anyone who says that manufacturing in the United States can’t or won’t work, I say, look at…” Pelican! - the crowd chanted. “To anyone who says quality products are not exported from the United States, I say look at…” Pelican! – the crowd chanted.
“We are extremely proud of our operation and it was great to be able to show the Congresswoman that manufacturing can prosper in California,” said Lyndon Faulkner. “Her speech was extremely inspirational and greatly validated the exceptional performance of our employees.”
Amazed by Pelican’s quality products, the Congresswoman took out her check book and purchased a 1090 HardBack™ Case for her husband as she departed the facility - a true testament to the obvious craftsmanship and durability that inspires great loyalty in their customers.
Preferred by professionals who work in extreme situations including military, law enforcement and fire safety, Pelican products are backed by an industry-leading guarantee of excellence. From being dropped out of helicopters in Iraq to being rolled over by SUVs in Tanzania, Pelican’s products are trusted to perform in harsh environments time and time again.
Recognized by her colleagues and the national media as an authoritative voice on counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence matters, Jane Harman has represented California's 36th Congressional district in Los Angeles' South Bay since 1993. She recently cited Pelican Products as a success story in her “State of the Region” speech at a local Chamber of Commerce luncheon on October 18, 2010. For more information about her role in Congress visit http://harman.house.gov/about/.
Pelican Products, Inc. is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.
Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance protective cases, temperature controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 21 countries, with 22 international sales offices and six manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.L.U. For more information, visit www.pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.
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