Two new Dorcy Flashlights bring world class brightness To Super Bright LED Flashlight Technology.

Dorcy a leading provider of portable lighting products for more than 50 years, has introduced the MG-300™ series of high performance super bright LED flashlight models.

2/24/2012 - Dorcy (, a leading provider of portable lighting products for more than 50 years, has introduced the MG-300™ series of high performance super bright LED flashlight models. The all-new MG-300 series lights represent the pinnacle of design and technology.

Aggressive style coupled with high durability provides consumers with exactly what they expect from a premium super bright LED flashlight series. Precision tooling techniques are used to create an advanced anodized aluminum and rubber casing that has the look and finish of LED flashlights costing twice the price.

Incorporating Dorcy’s exclusive TrueSpot® reflector technology, the MG-300 series produces world-class brightness using state of the art LEDs and electronics. These virtually indestructible, super bright LED flashlight units have a weather and shock resistant design. Both lights have sealed rubber push button switches for ease of use, and come complete with alkaline batteries. The MG-300 series incorporates the TrueSpot® Reflector. The two new super bright LED flashlight models in the series are the 41-4292 and the 41-4295.

Beginning in 2010, many top flashlight manufactures agreed to use the same standards (ANSI-FL-1) for measuring performance--ANSI/NEMA FL 1 introduces a uniform way of defining, measuring, and marking basic flashlight performance. The clearly defined test methods and marking rules help consumers gain a clearer understanding of the performance provided by a given product. Both new super bright LED flashlight models in the MG-300 series have been tested using the new ANSI FL1standards.

The 41-4292 MG-300 LED flashlight has an ANSI FL1 170 lumen rating and is driven by 6AA batteries. With a beam distance up to 300 meters, the 41-4292 measures 9.5” x 1.5” with a 3.25 “ bezel. It has a run time of up to five hours.

The 41-4295 MG-300 LED flashlight has an ANSI FL1 130 lumen rating and is driven by 3 AAA batteries with a beam distance of up to 150 meters. The 41-4295 measures  6” long x 1.12”, with a 2.18” bezel, and has a run time of up to three hours.

Dorcy has also incorporated trap blister packaging for both new products. Trap blister packaging using PET plastic eliminates excess waste and the PET packaging is environmentally friendly with a 15% reduction in package size reduction

About Dorcy

Dorcy is a global designer and manufacturer of lighting products and systems that markets more than 850 items to residential, commercial, industrial, and government customers around the world. Headquartered in Columbus OH, Dorcy also has offices in Canada, Europe, Australia, and Hong Kong. Dorcy was the first manufacturer to bring LED technology to the mass market by offering the Cool Blue flashlight in 2001. As a company, Dorcy is known for innovation, and they strive to bring new technology to their product line, which has grown to include flashlights, batteries, camping lanterns, area lights, submersible LED lights, and safety lights. Continuing to develop brighter and more efficient lighting products, Dorcy is focused on bringing to market the best product for the best price. For more information about Dorcy please visit

Dorcy sets new standard for their brightest flashlight.

Metal Gear XLM produces 618 lumens, shines 1100 feet.

Columbus, OH – October 31, 2011 – Dorcy (, a leading provider of portable lighting products for over 50 years, has introduced the Dorcy Metal Gear XLM (extreme lumen) LED aluminum flashlight.  Producing 618 lumens from a single LED chip, the new high performance flashlight provides a beam distance of up to 1100 ft. and sets a whole new standard for the best flashlight performance.  

Operating on six AA alkaline batteries that drive a Cree XM-L LED module the new LED flashlight will run for well over five hours on its high setting and more than 25 hours on low. The LED aluminum flashlight is machined from aerospace grade anodized material. It features Dorcy’s TrueSpot® Optimized Reflector System and a side-mounted push button switch with high and low setting. The 41-0435 is Dorcy’s brightest flashlight; it has been tested to the new ANSI FL1 flashlight standards and is IPX-4 water resistant.  The new LED aluminum flashlight measures 9 inches by 1.5 inches and weighs in at 9.9 ounces (15.5 ounces with batteries).

About Dorcy
Dorcy is a global designer and manufacturer of lighting products and systems that markets more than 850 items to residential, commercial, industrial, and government customers around the world. Headquartered in Columbus OH, Dorcy also has offices in Canada, Europe, Australia, and Hong Kong. Dorcy was the first manufacturer to bring LED technology to the mass market by offering the Cool Blue flashlight in 2001. As a company, Dorcy is known for innovation, and they continually strive to bring new technology to their product line, which has grown to include flashlights, batteries, camping lanterns, area lights, submersible LED lights and safety lights. Continuing to develop brighter and more efficient lighting products, Dorcy is focused on bringing to market the best product for the best price.  For more information about Dorcy please visit

Dorcy Direct Offers Two New Motion Sensor Lighting Products

Columbus, OH – October 31, 2011 – Dorcy Direct ( ), is a leading provider of portable lighting products for over 50 years. They pride themselves on offering their clients lights that function as safety lights, motion senor lights, and lights that are both rechargeable and portable.

The motion sensor lights series utilize new LED technologies to provide safe, bright lights anywhere, without the need for wires and plugs. Dorcy lights use a sophisticated motion sensor paired with a photo sensor to allow the lights to turn on and off by themselves when needed. Dorcy has just added two new lights to its motion sensor lighting series: the Wireless Motion Ceiling Light and the Wireless Motion Anywhere LED Light.

The 41-1073 LED wireless motion ceiling light produces 80 lumens of light and has a 180° motion sensor that automatically turns on and off when needed. This LED motion sensor light illuminates a 350 ft. area, has a waterproof design, and can be easily attached to any ceiling for an easy to use, out of the way light.  The 41-1075 LED wireless motion sensor anywhere light also uses a 180° sensor to provide motion sensor lighting for all occasions.  Both lights come complete with mounting brackets and screws. The 41-1075 also comes with double sided tape for mounting anywhere.  

In addition to these new lights added to the motion sensor lights series Dorcy also offers an LED motion sensor flood-light and an LED motion sensor stair-light. Whether you need safety lights, general-purpose lights, or lights for camping, diving, etc., Dorcy has a light for you.

Dorcy International Increases Brightness of Its Metal Gear® LED Flashlight

Columbus, OH – October 1, 2011 – Dorcy  ( ), a leading provider of portable lighting products for over 50 years, has upgraded its 41-4284 Metal Gear® LED flashlight from 45 lumens to 120 lumens. Utilizing Luxeon’s® Rebel 100 LED module, which is driven by 3 AAA batteries, Dorcy has more than doubled the amount of light produced, compared to the previous version.  The result is a super bright LED flashlight with an intense beam of whiter light that projects to 150 meters.

The Metal Gear flashlight, which features a polycarbonate lens and a rugged aluminum alloy casing, is O-ring sealed against dust and moisture, making it water resistant. It comes with three AAA batteries that allow two hours of continuous use. The tail cap contains a convenient, sealed push button On/Off switch.

The 120 Lumen 3AAA anodized aluminum flashlight, which is 5.31 inches by 1.12 inches, is compact and powerful and features a rigid barrel design for comfort, strength, and durability. Facets at the head of this powerful LED flashlight keep it from rolling off of surfaces.

Dorcy International Launches New Alumina Series Lights


Columbus, OH – June 28, 2011 - Dorcy International (, a leading provider of portable lighting products for over 50 years, is pleased to announce the launch of their new Alumina series lights. Dorcy's new Alumina series offers a sleek, modern design and durable aluminum alloy construction. The Alumina series contain the Truespot® reflector system, allowing for maximum light output with a precise beam.

The first in the Alumina Series is the 41-4263, 110 Lumen - 3AAA LED Flashlight. This light projects a 130 meter beam and provides a 3 hour run time. The Alumina LED flashlight incorporates 4 red LEDs in the tail cap, offering additional safety functionality. The 4 red LED safety light option is great for walkers, backpackers, and anyone who needs to be seen from both front and back. The dual light functions can be used together or individually.

The second in the Alumina Series is the 41-4261, 40 Lumen – 1AA LED Flashlight. This light projects a 40 meter beam distance and provides a 4 hour run time.

The Alumina Series flashlights have a lightweight polycarbonate lens that is 10 times more impact resistant than standard plastic lenses.

“When bringing these great Alumina Series lights to the market, we had to consider how Dorcy as a company could reduce the impact on the environment,” says President Tom Beckett. The Alumina series flashlights are packaged using trap blister material to eliminate post-consumer waste. Utilizing 100% recyclable paper for the card and PET plastic materials for the blister, the packaging was reduced by over 50%. Using degradable materials such as PET and post-consumer paper products is one way Dorcy is helping the environment.

Sears Holdings Reaches Agreement With Dorcy International to Sell DieHard® Brand Products

Press Release Source: Sears Holdings Corporation On Thursday June 2, 2011, 12:18 pm EDT HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., June 2, 2011. Sears Holdings has reached a license agreement with Dorcy International, which will allow Dorcy to sell DieHard-branded alkaline/rechargeable batteries and flashlights to retailers in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

"We are pleased to make it easier for customers to have access to our products by entering into a relationship with Dorcy," said Scott Freidheim, executive vice president at Sears Holdings and president of Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard. "This is a thoughtful way for us to leverage our brands, while ensuring that we deliver product that meets DieHard's demanding standards. Through this license agreement, we look forward to expanding the reach of the DieHard brand and the availability of DieHard products through retail channels." The DieHard products to be sold as part of the agreement include AA, AAA, C, D, 9V alkaline and rechargeable batteries. In a 2011 Battery Brand Tracker Survey of consumers, DieHard automotive battery products were selected #1 by an overwhelming margin as "lasting a long time" and "performing well in extreme conditions." And, among all battery brands, DieHard led in consideration by shoppers, achieving scores that were twice that of its next leading competitor. "The DieHard name is number one in consumers' minds when it comes to the automotive battery industry, and we feel that consumers will trust in the power and performance that DieHard alkaline batteries offer for their electronic devices," said Tom Beckett, CEO of Dorcy International. DieHard has a home on the Web at and a mobile companion at The sites include a help center, an auto battery selector, maintenance guide, and a series of popular videos documenting DieHard's performance inside the DieHard Torture Labs.

About Sears Holdings Corporation Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with over 4,000 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, consumer electronics, and automotive repair and maintenance. Sears Holdings is the 2011 ENERGY STAR® Retail Partner of the Year. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has the Country Living collection, which is offered by Sears and Kmart. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 11 million service calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co., and Kmart Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at
About the DieHard brand Introduced in 1967, Sears designed the DieHard automotive battery to produce 35 percent more usable starting power than other similar batteries. Featuring a revolutionary tough, thin-walled case of translucent polypropylene plastic, which was 50 percent thinner than conventional black rubber-type battery enclosures, the design's extra room meant bigger plates, more acid and extra starting power. Most recently, The DieHard Platinum Auto battery was rated #1 by a leading consumer resource for the 5th consecutive year and starts the most powerful race cars in the world as "Official Battery of the NHRA".

About Dorcy International A Privately held company, headquartered in Columbus, OH., Dorcy has marketed flashlight products and batteries for over 55 years and is proud to be business partners with many of the world's largest retailers. Dorcy is a global enterprise with sales and marketing offices in Basel, Brisbane, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Toronto, and is headquartered in Columbus Ohio. Dorcy's competitive advantages include: In house design and engineering capability, the widest range of lighting products available, speed to market with evolving Market demands – LED, Fashion Trends, Materials, and technology. With a complete complimentary flashlight and battery program, Dorcy has the strongest promotions in the industry. NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA FL 1-2009 Flashlight Basic Performance Standard

Dorcy Helps Tornado Victims

When John Turner placed his order online at he had no idea the help his community was about to receive. After reviewing the weekends orders, Dorcy’s IT director Mark Craddock noticed John’s order. Mark noticed that the order was shipping to the city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Knowing that the area was hard hit by tornados, Mark quickly notified John to see if he was out of power, if he needed his order expedited, and if there was anything else Dorcy could do for him. John Turner, a University of Alabama police officer, was one of the lucky ones. The path of the tornado missed his home by less than 2 miles. With many residents in the Cedar Crest community out of power, flashlights were in desperate need. Working nights to search for victims, assist with cleanup, and helping to prevent looting, John Turner said “one thing we learned the first night is that multiple flashlights are a necessity in these situations especially for 12 hour shifts.”

Dorcy donated various flashlights that could be handed out to the officers and residents within the affected disaster area. Dorcy also sent LED glow stick lights for the children staying at the disaster relief shelters. John Turner stated the flashlights were much appreciated by the residents and that LED glow stick lights were very uplifting for the homeless children. Turner stated “as we left the shelter there was a bunch of children outside playing, and as I looked in my rear view mirror it resembled a scene from Star Wars.”

A letter received from Interim Chief of Police,Tim Summerlin, stated “I wanted to send you a personal note of thanks for your generous donation of lights and glow sticks to the recovery efforts currently underway in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This has been a trying time for our community; the scale of the catastrophe is unlike anything we have ever experienced in our area in modern history. However, in the midst of tragedy, I continue to be amazed at the outpouring of support from good folks like Dorcy who give of their time, energy, and resources to help those who are hurting. It provides hope and encouragement to all of those affected and an assurance that we will be able to define this moment not simply by the tragedy, but by the goodness of our society.”

Please help the victims of April’s tornado by donating to the University of Alabama’s website at

Flashlight Standards

ROSSLYN, Va., September 28, 2009—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI/NEMA FL 1-2009 Flashlight Basic Performance Standard. It is the first flashlight standard worldwide and introduces definitions and testing methods for flashlight basic performance as well as associated marking. It focuses on directional lighting, not lanterns or area lighting. ANSI/NEMA FL 1 introduces a uniform way of defining, measuring, and marking basic flashlight performance. The clearly defined test methods and marking rules will help retailers and consumers gain a clearer understanding of the performance provided by a given product. The information will be useful to consumers across a variety of industries and interests, including firefighters, paramedics, police, military, security, outdoor sports and activities, agriculture, and mining. The standard includes an Adobe Illustrator file with icons optional for manufacturers’ use on packaging.

“ANSI/NEMA FL 1 is a breakthrough standard for manufacturers and users of flashlights,” said Peter Nario-Redmond of the Flashlight Standards Committee. “With the inclusion of guidelines for the proper use and styling of the voluntary icons, manufacturers will have the tools to simplify the flashlight purchasing process, making it easy to compare product performance.” The contents and scope of FL 1 may be viewed, or a hardcopy or electronic copy purchased for $60, by visiting, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or

NEMA is the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end use of electricity. These products are used in utility, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. The association’s Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Division represents manufacturers of cutting-edge medical diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound products. Worldwide sales of NEMA-scope products
exceed $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing and Mexico City. NEMA. Setting Standards for Excellence


TEMPE, AZ – (3/4/2009) – For more than 50 years, Dorcy International has been helping consumers to see things more clearly with their highly rated flashlights and lanterns. And now, the Columbus, Ohio-based company is helping its customers to look out for their personal identities thanks to a recently announced partnership with leading identity theft protection company LifeLock. Under the partnership, consumers purchasing any of Dorcy’s many products will receive a discount on a LifeLock® membership. This offer, which is available on
selected in-store Dorcy products as well as online purchases through, will allow consumers nationwide to take advantage of LifeLock’s complete package of identity theft protection services at a discounted rate. “Security is central to every product we make,” said Dorcy President Tom Beckett. “It feels natural to partner with a company like LifeLock that has the well-being of consumers at the heart of its mission. We’re excited to bring this added layer of protection to Dorcy customers and hope it will bring the many families that trust our name some added peace of mind.” In Dorcy’s home state of Ohio, more than 37,000 people registered an identity theft or fraud complaint to the Federal Trade Commission in 2008, an increase of 14.8% over the previous year. In the last two years, more than a dozen Ohio companies and universities have reported incidents of lost or stolen data impacting more than 630,000 people. “Unique partnership opportunities like the one we have formed with Dorcy allow us to reach out and offer our services to more consumers, empowering families to protect their identities,” said Steve McGrady, LifeLock’s Vice President of Strategic Marketing Alliances. “We are proud to join forces with those who put the safety of their customers first. The threat of identity theft is not going away, but by working together we are able to cut off more roads to identity thieves.” This fast growing crime is costing Americans more than $1.8 billion annually, and complaints have risen 50% from 2007 to 2008. Since 2000, identity theft complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission have gone from 230,000 to 1.2 million, a 422% increase in nine years. As the industry leader in identity theft protection, LifeLock requests on behalf of its clients that the national credit bureaus place fraud alerts on its members’ credit files, and requests that members’ names be removed from pre-approved credit card offer lists. Members are also entitled to LifeLock’s WalletLock™, eRecon™ and TrueAddress™ services. WalletLock™ services provide cancellation and replacement of all documents and personal identifying information inside a wallet if it is lost or stolen. eRecon™ services patrol the Internet in search of social security numbers, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers and email addresses of LifeLock members to protect against the information being illegally traded or sold online. LifeLock’s TrueAddress™ service searches to see if members have had a change of address form filed and alert them to ensure they are aware of the change. The company’s services are backed by a $1 million total service guarantee.

About LifeLock® Founded in 2005, LifeLock works to close many of the doors identity thieves go through to misuse personal information. Closing in on 1.5 million members, LifeLock has earned multiple awards, including the Red Herring 100 Global Award as one of the Top 100 start-ups in the world. LifeLock was the recipient of two American Business Awards for advertising in 2008, and most recently, garnered an additional award honor for advertising from the International Business Awards. LifeLock representatives are available to assist members 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the company’s secure facility in Tempe, Arizona. LifeLock ( is a private company backed by Goldman Sachs, Kleiner,Perkins, Caufield, and Byers.


January 7, 2009; Cape Verde Islands—U.S. swimmer Jennifer Figge will depart later this week from Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa in her attempt to become the first woman, and first American, to swim across the Atlantic Ocean. Figge announced today from Sao Vicente in Cape Verde that her historic odyssey will support Volvic’s “Drink 1, Give 10” campaign, a program that provides funding to enable UNICEF to supply clean water for children in Ethiopia. The 56-year-old mother of a racecar driver plans to swim six to eight hours a day within a 20-by-13-foot cage custom-designed to protect her from sharks and other predators. When Figge’s not swimming, the engines on her support boat, Carried Away, will be turned off and the catamaran will drift toward its ultimate destination, the Barbados. Carried Away arrived today in the Cape Verde Islands from the Canary Islands, where it had been shipped last month on a freighter. “They say a message in a bottle takes 60 days to cross the Atlantic Ocean,” says Figge, who lives in Aspen, Colorado. “I hope to move a bit faster.”

Figge’s first endurance challenge was a 12-day run in 1989 across Iowa, where she was born and raised. Her son Alex’s third-grade class charted her course by moving pushpins across a map. Today, followers can monitor Figge through a tracking device found via her Facebook page, where she’s chronicling the adventure: “In my life, I haven’t really had many challenges, so I challenge myself,” Figge says. “I feed off the inspiration of people who have had real challenges. My father died of throat cancer. My uncle was an amputee. I had a cousin critically burned in a plane crash. Those people keep me going.”


SWIM TO SUPPORT U.S. FUND FOR UNICEF Figge announced today that her swim would support Volvic’s “Drink 1, Give 10” campaign, a program that provides funding to enable UNICEF to supply clean water to children in Ethiopia. Fans and followers are encouraged to support Figge through direct donations to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF via Jennifer’s Facebook page or directly from the “Drink 1, Give 10” campaign web site at http://p1g10.drink1give The funds raised through Volvic’s “Drink 1, Give 10” campaign will support UNICEF water projects in two districts of the Benishangul-Gumuz region of western Ethiopia to help improve the health of community members by increasing access to a sustainable water supply through the construction of water supply systems. Volvic already has pledged to donate $.40 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to benefit the “Drink 1, Give 10” program for every mile Jennifer swims. “I’m thrilled that every stroke I take in the Atlantic Ocean water will help provide clean water to children in Africa,” Figge says. “It will motivate and inspire me to
accomplish this goal “The team will not only keep me safe, but believe me, they also will keep me entertained,” says Figge. “We’ve assembled a crew with an interesting mix of skills, personalities and temperaments. It’s going to be quite an adventure.” A host of sponsors and partners are providing support for Figge and crew, including Speedo (, XTERRA WETSUITS (, AdvoCare (, Vertra Elemental Resistance (, Elete Electrolyte (, Celsius  (, Aqua Symphony (, Dorcy International (, Navimo (, Indel Webasto Marine USA (, (, Altmount (, and the International Swimming Hall of Fame (

Let There Be Laptop Light!

YOU'RE finally on board that long flight home and just about to catch up on some overdue memos on your laptop when the guy sitting next to you turns out the light and makes it pretty clear he wants to sleep. Because you’re a sensitive kind of traveler and don’t want to disturb your neighbor, you start banging away at your computer’s keyboard in little or no light. The result, of course, is some pretty inaccurate typing and frustration at not being able to get things done during some perfect down time. Business people who regularly travel interstate and overseas know this problem only too well. The dim light in the aircraft cabin or even the hotel room can make it impossible to see your laptop’s keyboard. But there is an answer: It comes in the form of a small light that simply attaches to your laptop screen and lets you get on with your work. The Dorcy Laptop Light is a good example of this handy accessory for the highly mobile professional. It has 5 LED lights and simply plugs into your laptop’s USB port. There’s a push button switch, a retractable cord for easy storage, and it comes in assorted colors. Suggested retail price is $12.95 and it is available at Dorcy Direct story/0,23739,24436139-8362,00.html

Green is the Word! Dorcy Solar Lights are Good for the Environment

Dorcy International, Inc. of Columbus OH is proud to announce the introduction of their new line of alternative energy rechargeable LED lighting products. Good for the environment and good for the consumer, these flashlights and lanterns use high quality lithium rechargeable batteries.

Imagine never running out of power. The rechargeable batteries can be charged by cranking the Dynamo handle or by exposing the unit to any type of light, indoor or outdoor. These lights are always ready when you are! The batteries never need to be replaced, and the durable LEDs last a life time. Dorcy Solar products use sunlight or even indoor light to charge the batteries so they are entirely free of emissions and contribute nothing to the waste stream.


Products in this energy-efficient product line include: •Dynamo Self-Powered, Hand Crank Flashlights and Lanterns •Solar-Powered Flashlights • Hybrid Dynamo, and the Solar Flashlight which combines crank and solar charging capabilities. Do your part for the environment: invest in the future with Dorcy products!

To get more information on these environmentally friendly lighting products, and to find a retailer near you, visit

Dorcy’s Brightest LED Flashlight

Columbus, Ohio - April 30, 2008 - Dorcy International introduces the Terminator. The Terminator is a 160 lumen flashlight featuring a High Powered K2 Luxeon Watt LED Solid State Diode- the brightest LED available in flashlights today! The Terminator is constructed of anodized aluminum and rubber, allowing a 300 foot beam of light. This 6 Watt flashlight contains a side barrel rubber booted push button switch for ease of use. The durable flashlight contains an optimized reflector system for maximum light output, and comes complete with 6 AA cell Energizer batteries. Luxeon K2 LEDs from Lumileds offer state of the art performance. With the highest output available and most robust construction, the K2 outperforms all other solid state lighting devices currently in full scale production. By incorporating Luxeon’s K2, the Dorcy flashlight system provides the greatest performance and value in high performance lighting products. With high quality aircraft grade aluminum housings, o-ring seals to protect from dust and moisture, rubber booted push button switches, and precision machined parts, the Dorcy K2 series will provide years of brilliant performance and reliable service. The Dorcy precision reflector system coupled with the K2 produces a strong, focused, and intense beam of light that will project well over 300 feet. The center spot concentrates about 80% of the light output while using the remaining 20% to provide a bright area around the center spot to light up a wide viewing area. The Dorcy K2 flashlights are able to operate in extreme conditions. At temperatures from more than 30 degrees below zero to over +130 Fahrenheit. In high
humidity, extreme cold, or blazing heat the Dorcy K2 outperforms the competition. Dorcy’s Terminator is available nationally at major hardware and home improvement retailers. Suggested retail price, including batteries, is $49.95. Dorcy International is a global designer and manufacturer of lighting products and systems, with more than 850 products marketed to residential, commercial, industrial, and government customers around the world.

Dorcy International Puts EDI in a Whole New Ligh

There’s a good chance that the flashlight in your kitchen drawer or tool box was manufactured by Dorcy International. That’s because they supply major retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, Lowe’s, Sears, and Dick’s Sporting Goods, and they manufacture for many familiar name brands such as Craftsman, Ace Hardware, Boss, and L.E.D. With company-owned manufacturing facilities in Asia, 1000’s of SKUs, and more than 70 demanding trading partners with unique requirements; Dorcy was in need of a robust business integration solution to manage its global supply chain. The resource-constrained IT department needed an e-business solution that could be rapidly deployed with minimal staff involvement, and operated in a largely automated, lights-out fashion. In the Dark Ages, Dorcy’s legacy EDI system required constant manual intervention, and did not integrate with other enterprise applications. On-boarding a new trading partner took days or weeks, and the company was paying substantial charge-backs for incorrect shipments and missing or inaccurate EDI documents. Programmers were backlogged because custom coding was required to add or change a partner-specific EDI document, or to establish integration with internal applications or external partners and systems. The company was frustrated by the weak support they got from their EDI vendor, and were spending over $1000 per month on VAN costs.


The Light at the End of the Tunnel The situation with their legacy EDI system was totally unacceptable to Dorcy, a company that prides itself on being progressive. To that end, they selected a suite of business integration products to help them manage their global supply chain, meet EDI requirements, and improve efficiency in many departments. Installed on their IBM System i5 Model 520, the new software solutions enable their IT team to quickly integrate partner systems and processes with internal applications and systems. “We’re able to on-board new trading partners in hours, not days,” said Carrie Saxton, Dorcy EDI Coordinator. “The automated functionality allows me to do what we once needed a programmer for.” This enables the IT team to deliver the results needed by the business and sales managers at Dorcy, further adding to the credibility of the IT team as a source of solutions, rather than as the bottleneck many organizations view their IT group.


In addition to flashlights, Dorcy manufacturers and distributes various types of lanterns. They use their own bulbs and batteries in all of their products to ensure freshness and quality, both major initiatives with the senior executives of the fifty-five year old company. Also, Dorcy consistently evolves its product line in order to keep up with market demands. “For example, high- power LEDs are the big thing right now,” reported Craddock. “They are brighter, longer-lasting lights, consume less electricity than standard bulbs, and they’re what consumers are looking for on store shelves. So we’re focusing our resources on adapting our entire global manufacturing and supply system to these new products. The agility gained from the EXTOL Integrator is key to responding rapidly to this market opportunity.” Lighting the path to success,
the new solution fully integrates with Dorcy’s ERP system, S2K Enterprise from Vormittag Associates. Inc. (VAI), which has built-in adapters to the B2B software integrator functionality. This direct integration gives every VAI user, in every department, visibility into the information needed to manage and run their entire operation. They have eliminated error prone and time consuming re-keying and manual entry in the customer service and accounting departments, and have dramatically increased shipping accuracy out of the warehouse. “We have practically no charge-backs now,” said Saxton. “We’ve had at least a 90 percent reduction since implementing.” 20Case %20Study.pdf