BRISTOL, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 7, 2008--Barnes Group Inc.
announced today its Associated Spring facility in Milwaukee, Wis., has
obtained AS9100 certification.
A long-time supplier and partner to the transportation, aerospace,
general industrial, telecommunications, consumer home products and
medical industries, Associated Spring is one of only a handful of
spring companies to receive this quality standards system
certification. Developed by the Society for Automotive Engineers
(SAE), AS9100 builds off the well-known ISO 9001:2000 quality
management system standard, and is the Quality Systems Aerospace Model
for quality assurance in design, development, production, installation
and servicing of civil and military aviation products worldwide.
"Precision and product quality are absolutely critical considering
the safety and reliability needs of our business partners," said Jerry
Burris, President, Barnes Group Inc.'s Industrial segment, which
includes Associated Spring. "Achieving AS9100 certification puts us a
step ahead of our competitors and aligns us more closely with the
major aerospace companies that deal with only AS9100 certified
organizations. More importantly, it demonstrates our dedication to
providing the highest quality engineered and manufactured components
to our customers."
The AS9100 quality management system improves product reliability,
ensures better process control and flow, establishes better
documentation of processes, increases employee quality awareness and
reduces product scrap, rework and rejections.
Barnes Group's Associated Spring facility in Milwaukee
manufactures short-run and prototype applications to high-volume
precision spring lines. Types of springs supplied include belleville
and specialty washers, precision torque coil springs, machined
springs, custom wireforms, compression, torsion and power springs.
To learn more about Barnes Group's capabilities, visit its Web
site at www.barnesgroupinc.com
Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) is an international aerospace and
industrial components manufacturer and full-service distribution
company focused on achieving consistent, sustainable, and predictable
results. Founded in 1857, Barnes Group consists of three businesses:
Barnes Aerospace, Barnes Distribution, and Barnes Industrial. More
than 6,400 dedicated employees at more than 70 locations worldwide
contribute to Barnes Group Inc.'s success. For more information, visit
CONTACT: Barnes Group Inc.
Brian D. Koppy, 860-973-2126
SOURCE: Barnes Group Inc.