Tricon Successfully Completes Multiple Quality Audits

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Tricon Industries, Inc., an Illinois-based leading supplier of solutions for precision plastic insert molded components has announced successful completion of ISO/TS 16949:2002/ISO 9001:2000 audits at all its US and Mexican Electromechanical Division plants. Additionally, the company's Brazing Alloys Division achieved full certification to ISO 9001:2000.

Tricon Industries, Inc., Downers Grove, Illinois, a global leader supplying industry with solutions for precision plastic insert molded components and for brazing materials has announced that once again it has successfully completed its quality surveillance audits at all of its Electromechanical Division plants. The operations in Downers Grove, IL USA and Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico both achieved full certification to ISO/TS 16949:2002/ISO 9001:2000. Additionally the company's Brazing Alloys Division, also based in Downers Grove, achieved full certification to ISO 9001:2000.

Tricon now has a string of 66 consecutive successful audits of its quality management systems dating back to 1997.

The aim of ISO/TS16949 is the development and maintenance of a quality management system providing for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. ISO/TS16949 applies to the design/development, production and when relevant, installation and servicing of automotive-related products, based on ISO 9001:2000. ISO 9001:2000 is an international standard for quality management systems, developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It comprises a quality management system outlining the steps necessary to improve and control the processes by which a company runs its business.

Both audits were conducted by BSI Management Systems America, Inc., one of the world's leading certification bodies providing assessment, certification and training services in critical areas of management systems in more than 100 countries.

John J. (Jay) Winkler, Tricon Industries, President and CEO said, "An important aspect of the certification process is to demonstrate to customers our ongoing commitment to the maintenance and continuous improvement of the quality of the products and services we offer." He continued, "I'm proud of our entire organization for doing the hard work necessary to maintain our flawless certification status."

About Tricon Industries, Inc.

Tricon Industries, Inc., is a solutions oriented company with manufacturing operations in the US and Mexico. The company's custom engineered products include plastic insert molded components/assemblies, precision stampings and engineered brazing materials. Tricon is a major supplier into the Automotive & Transportation, Carbide Tooling, Construction, Lighting and Appliance markets. Tricon is a Woman-Owned Business certified to TS16949 & ISO9001 Standards.

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