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ANSI Welcomes New Members

New York, Jun 02, 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 eleven new members that joined the Federation during May 2003. The nine 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:

Columbia Sportswear Company® manufactures and sells active outdoor apparel. As one of the largest outerwear brands manufacturers in the world and the leading seller of skiwear in the United States, the Company has developed an international reputation across an expanding product line for quality, performance, functionality and value.

Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) is a multi-discipline engineering firm that has been providing professional design, architecture, planning, and construction management services to the public and private sectors throughout the eastern United States.

Boston Scientific Corporation is the world's largest medical device company dedicated to less-invasive therapies. The Company's products and technologies are designed to reduce risk, trauma, cost, procedure time and the need for aftercare.

1394 Trade Association writes and promotes standards and compliance testing.

Mirant Corporation is one of the world's leading competitive energy providers with ownership or control of more than 21,000 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity, with approximately 1,100 MW under construction and more than 2,000 MW in planned development globally.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET certifies education providers that meet strict continuing education guidelines created in 1968. IACET's Criteria and Guidelines are the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide.

Ability Metal Company has served the telecommunications, aerospace, printing and many other industries for over 45 years. From laser cutting, CNC punching, precision forming, and CNC machining to certified welding, and prototype and CAD engineering services.

Kaba Limited produces locks and access control systems through subsidiaries worldwide.

Information Network Systems, Inc. (INS) – located in Arlington, VA, INS is a diversified professional services company under the SYTEX Group, Inc. Services include enterprise information technology, including systems design and development, network engineering, worldwide web services, integrated logistics support, systems engineering, lifecycle technical support, and strategic planning and process improvement.

Lexmark International Inc. is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of printing solutions - including laser and inkjet printers, associated supplies and services - for offices and homes in more than 150 countries.

Davron Technologies, Inc. – Located in Chattanooga, TN, Davron Technologies has been in the custom process equipment business for over 30 years. Its facility utilizes CNC press break machines, plasma cutting machines, CNC sheers, and state-of-the-art CAD/CAM processes in the manufacturing of world class quality products. All products are tailored to each customer's unique manufacturing need.

"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.

ANSI Focus on Services Standards