Fonon Corporation: The Golf Store Journey

Long-term dream realized by John Callihan, owner of The Golf Store, with purchase order for the company’s LaserTower™ Compact  

LAKE MARY, FL-(September 8th, 2015)-Fonon Corporation (“Fonon”) is pleased to announce that dreams do come true.  Fonon reaches out to their customer base on a routine basis to keep in touch.  Deep within our CRM archives was John Callihan, owner of the Golf Store in Houston, Texas.  John had been inquiring about an engraving machine for years to customize his club heads.  He started his company in 2004, building his business and expanding his operations to include custom fitting his clients’ clubs.  Every so often he would re-engage with us, eyeing the LaserTower™ Compact and dreaming of expanding his business.  Each time John would get closer and closer but would pull back, realizing he had no practical experience operating a laser marking system or working with software to create the artwork to be laser etched into the golf club.

This time, however, two people helped change his mind.  His daughter Emily and Fonon account manager Steve Russ.  Once again, John called to inquire about the LaserTower™ Compact, asking question after question.  Steve traced his history in CRM realizing John had been active in the system for years.  It was time to help him out.  First, his daughter told him she could work with the software after reading through the manual.  Second, Steve kept telling him how user friendly the system is if he just took a leap of faith.

John and his daughter recently completed their in-house training on the LaserTower™ Compact commenting, “I know I am the little guy with a dream.    Steve was patient each time I called, which included more than one weekend and evenings.  Even the Vice-President reached out to me with encouragement.  Today, I just realized how straightforward it is to operate these systems while my daughter slam-dunked the software training.  I really appreciate the extra effort invested by Fonon in helping me achieve my dream.”

We encourage “golfers” to visit John’s store in Houston, Texas to support his growing small business.  Give John a call at (832) 659-6465 and see what he can do to personalize your clubs.

The LaserTower Compact is the ideal entry level system for owners just like John.  Our industrial-grade, plug-n-play systems are designed for ease-of-use and require no maintenance. Today, we gained a friend.

LaserTower™ Compact Design: Main Features:

  • Maintenance-Free Direct Part Marking (DPM)
  • Continuous operation under high-shock, vibration and dust conditions
  • Long-term industrial-grade reliability with 50,000 hours MTBF
  • Optimized for either a Fiber or CO² Laser
  • Standard wall plug operation with high electrical efficiency
  • Low voltage power source (110/220 VAC) 8 amps
  • Laser “ON” magnetically locked front door for operator safety
  • Compact design for space sensitive workspaces
  • Large chamber provides a 19” by 19” material working area
  • 4” Z-Axis Controller to accommodate a broad range of heights
  • Class 1 or Class 4 Laser-Rated Safety Viewing Port
  • PC-Based Controller, Flat Panel Monitor, Mouse and Keyboard
  • Industrial-grade Extruded Frame with 19” Rack Mount Design
  • Exhaust outlet for Fume Extractor
  • Side Doors for longer parts (optional)


About Fonon Corporation

Fonon Corporation is the recognized leader of industrial-grade 3D Additive and Subtractive laser-based material processing systems.  Our systems are used world-wide in the semiconductor, flat panel display, automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, electronic and medical industries with a portfolio of intellectual property, knowhow & inventions placing our company in the unique position to offer both standard 3D material processing systems or our specialty of tooling 3D laser-based transforming systems designed around the unique applications of our customers.

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