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ANSI Welcomes New Members


New York, Jun 30, 2003

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a private non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system, proudly welcomes the six new members that joined the Federation during June 2003. The four companies and two associations joined the Institute under a new market-based membership structure that ties investment directly to the level of service and involvement dictated by the specific and unique needs of each member.

The new members include:

The San Francisco Chronicle is the largest newspaper in Northern California and has won five Pulitzer Prize awards for journalistic excellence since its establishment in 1865.

The Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration is a professional association comprising more than 1,300 member organizations, representing over 20,000 cleaning and restoration professionals.

Swales Aerospace provides a full range of engineering services relevant to the study, design, development, fabrication, integration, testing, verification and operations of space flight and ground system hardware and software.

Bio-Imaging Research, Inc., offers a full line of industrial x-ray CT scanners used in petroleum, automotive, military, and many other applications. BIR has sold more industrial CT scanners worldwide than any other company.

The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association is the leading U.S. trade association for the personal care products industry, providing a complete range of services that support the industry’s needs and interests in the scientific, legal, regulatory and international fields.

Aviation Alliance, Inc. is a consulting engineering firm, specializing in airfield electrical design.

“ANSI membership provides maximum flexibility and value," said John Kalemkerian, the Institute's vice president of membership, communications and education. Members choose the level of access they desire and select from an extensive collection of service, benefits and ‘a la carte’ options."

Comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations, the ANSI Federation represents the diverse interests of more than 120,000 entities and 3.2 million professionals worldwide.

ANSI’s mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization system. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ANSI currently has offices in New York City and Washington, DC.

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