Cherokee Nation Industries Receives Global Accreditation

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Cherokee company recognized for commitment to quality in aerospace engineering.

Cherokee Nation Industries, the manufacturing and distribution division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, has received Nadcap accreditation for its electronics cable and harness assemblies. Nadcap is the most comprehensive quality control accreditation for special processes within the aerospace industry.

“This is an outstanding achievement for our manufacturing division,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “Our Cherokee workforce has established a reputation for excellence throughout multiple industries, and accreditations such as Nadcap are a great recognition of our commitment to our clients.”

The global accreditation program is administered through The Performance Review Institute and recognizes CNI for its commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications.

“Our employees work very hard to ensure that our products and services are of the highest caliber, and we couldn’t be more thankful or proud,” said Chris Moody, president of Cherokee Nation Industries. “Accreditation at this level will align us with new opportunities that will ensure our companies’ continued growth and success.”

CNI was established in 1969 to serve as the economic and workforce arm for the Cherokee Nation. The tribal enterprise specializes in aerospace and defense manufacturing, telecommunications and distribution services. The company has offices in Stilwell, Tahlequah, Pryor and Tulsa. CNI is a Cherokee Nation company. The Stilwell plant is the first location to receive the prestigious accreditation.

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About Nadcap
Created in 1990 by SAE Inc., Nadcap is administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute. PRI exists to advance the interests of the mobility and related industries through development of performance standards and administration of quality assurance, accreditation, and certification programs as well as related activities for the benefit of industry, government, and the general public. PRI works closely with industry to understand their emerging needs and offers customized solutions in response. Learn more at or contact PRI at PRINadcap(at)sae(dot)org.

About Cherokee Nation Businesses
Cherokee Nation Businesses is the tribally owned holding company of the Cherokee Nation, the largest Indian Nation in the United States. The Cherokee Nation and its businesses employ more than 9,000 people. CNB owns companies in the gaming, hospitality, information technology, personnel services, distribution, manufacturing, telecommunications, environmental services and security and defense industries. For more information, please visit

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