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Holiday and Inventory Closing Notice

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

All FRC buildings will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 20 at 5 PM through Sunday, December 29. No product shipments will be made during this time.

On Monday, December 30 all buildings will reopen.

All FRC manufacturing facilities will be conducting an inventory from December 30 through January 8. No product shipments will be made during this time.

The sales/service office will be open during inventory for order processing.

Normal product shipments will resume on Thursday, January 9, 2014.

Updated price lists

Friday, November 8th, 2013

While there haven’t been any changes to our pricing, the addition of the Magnafire, Kwik-Raze, Collins Dynamics lighting lines have required an update to our published price list. Authorized FRC dealers and re-sellers can use the credentials they were issued to access the new price lists which can be downloaded from the:

Reseller Price Lists Page

The effective date on the cover of the price list has not been changed, and is still shown as May 1, 2013. Be aware that each page carries a code in the lower left hand corner which is the date of the first release date of the pricing level and a revision code. This latest revision is:


The latest price book revision includes our LED ultrabright scene light models SPECTRA and EVOLUTION, as well as the addition of MAGNAFIRE lampheads, KWIK-RAZE telescopic poles, KWIK-STRIKE body mount fixtures, and COLLINS DYNAMICS FX spot/flood lights.


Product Advisory Notice

Friday, July 12th, 2013

To: All Customers
From: Don Fishel, VP Sales & Marketing
Date: July 12, 2013
Subject: Manufacturing Location Change

This Product Advisory Notice is to alert you that R.O.M Corporation is relocating the manufacture and service of certain lighting products from Belton, MO to its Nesconset, NY operation. Please forward this notification to the appropriate person(s) in your organization.

Description of Change
nowfromfrcR.O.M is relocating the manufacture and supply of the R.O.M (formerly Havis) branded scene lights, replacement parts and accessories (e.g., mounts, poles, etc.) from its Belton, MO facility to its Nesconset, NY facility. Some duplicate capacity will remain in Belton, MO through October 2013 as a secondary backup in capacity and capability. R.O.M Belton customer service will work closely with customers and FRC sales and customer service through the relocation to help ensure a smooth transition.

Reason for Change
R.O.M ‘s addition of Fire Research Corporation provided an expanded lighting product offering and extended capabilities including an electrical engineering department, in-house test lab and an operation that manufactures electrical assemblies from the PCB level up which provide excellent product development and customer support. Customers will benefit from a single point of contact and order for a complete line of scene lighting products and minimized freight costs by consolidating light orders into fewer shipments.

Effective Date
Beginning Monday, August 12, 2013 purchase orders, customer service enquiries and technical service should be directed to FRC.


R·O·M Corporation Acquires Fire Research Corp.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

BELTON, MO / NESCONSET, NY (January 7, 2013)  R·O·M Corporation (R·O·M) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Fire Research Corporation (FRC). FRC will become a subsidiary of R·O·M and maintain its presence in Nesconset, NY.

FRC Founder Jack McLoughlin, along with his two other partners Toh Meng and Neocles Athanasiades will continue at FRC. Toh Meng, will assume the role of President of R·O·M™s Electrical Component Division. The transaction allows both companies to share best practices and continue to develop market-leading products. All FRC operations, including sales, customer service, engineering and production will remain based in Nesconset, NY.



SPECTRA now UL Listed!

Friday, December 7th, 2012

We got word today from UL that all SPECTRA LED lighting can now be classified as UL listed.

While this doesn’t change the design of our SPECTRA line, it does give us something to crow about! Expect to see updates on our website, promotional materials and labeling as we can implement those changes.

“Congratulations! UL’s investigation of your product(s) has been completed under the above Reference Number and the product was determined to comply with the applicable requirements.”

Shown above is a 12V LED SPECTRA mounted forward. Note to self: please don’t drive to the scene with this light on as you will mostly certainly blind other drivers!