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ANSI Welcomes New Members

New York, Jan 31, 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 nine new members that joined the Federation during January 2003. The eight companies and one government agency were the first to join 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.

Praxair, Inc., a global Fortune 500 company that supplies atmospheric, process and specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services and technologies.

WBG Technologies is an engineering and design company that produces laminated veneer lumber scaffold plank.

Saturn Electronics & Engineering, Inc (, a global supplier of contract manufacturing services to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and their suppliers. It provides a broad range of services, including design and engineering; supply chain management; manufacturing and assembly; testing and qualification; and after-sales support.

Beneficial Environmental Services, LLC is an environmental management firm.

Daco Incorporated produces heavy truck engine products and automotive transmission products.

Sperry Marine (, a business unit of Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector with worldwide headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia. The company provides smart navigation and ship control solutions for the international marine industry.

ITW Tomco ( is an Illinois Toolworks (ITW) Company. ITW designs and produces an array of highly engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products and equipment for customers around the world.

Open Source Solutions Inc. (, an organization that promotes open source intelligence (OSINT), intelligence reform, and the creation of Smart Nations. Beginning in 2002, the organization also began championing a global intelligence grid that brings the seven tribes of intelligence (national, military, law enforcement, business, academic, NGO-media, and religious-clan-citizen) into effective relations with one another, in part through the creation of ISO standards for those elements of intelligence that are open, ethical, legal, and generic.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (, the U.S. Department of Energy’s premier laboratory for renewable energy research & development and a lead lab for energy efficiency Research and Development.

“ANSI’s new membership approach is designed to provide members with maximum flexibility and value,” explained John Kalemkerian, ANSI vice president of membership, communications and education. Members can determine the level of access they desire through ‘a la carte’ options, choosing from an extensive collection of services and benefits. This provides maximum value for their dues investment, and allows each member to decide how and where to engage.”

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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