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ANSI Historical Video Now Available Online

New York, Nov 07, 2008

In commemoration of its 90th anniversary, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released a video that details the history of the Institute and standardization initiatives in the past nine decades.

The six-minute video, which debuted at ANSI’s Annual Business Meeting on October 23, 2008, examines the organization’s role in the national and international standards and conformity assessment arena.

The Institute’s dynamic history reflects its dedication to the goals first laid out during its formation in 1918: to lead and foster the work of the broad-based U.S. standardization system, to protect the integrity of this system, to promote global competiveness of business, and to enhance the quality of life of U.S. citizens.

The video is available for public viewing at

The latest version of the QuickTime media player is required to view the video. To download a free version of QuickTime 7.5.5, click here.

Also available is the ANSI Historical Overview brochure, a 16-page publication that details the important standards-related initiatives that were undertaken during each decade.

“It is clear to me that the spirit with which ANSI was founded remains every bit as strong in 2008 as it was in 1918,” said Robert W. Noth, ANSI chairman of the board, during his remarks at the Annual Business Meeting. “Our founding members had a vision that this organization would become a guardian, a facilitator, and a coordinator of a comprehensive national system that would always be dynamic and responsive. We have stayed true to this vision as the role of voluntary standards and conformity assessment has grown to an increasingly prominent position in the global economy.”

Watch the video and view the brochure at

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