SOURCE: General Data Company, Inc.

June 05, 2007 09:41 ET

General Data Successfully Completes ISO 9000:2001 Re-Certification

Certification Validates Company's Ongoing Commitment to Quality in All Aspects of Business

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - General Data Company, Inc., a leading provider of specialized labeling and identification products and solutions, today announced that it has successfully completed a full re-certification audit for ISO 9000:2001 compliance. Originally certified in 2004, General Data has been audited every six months for the past three years, and has maintained the standards required by International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The ISO certification demonstrates that General Data follows a systematic, world-standard approach to the design and manufacture of its products, which include labeling solutions for the healthcare, automotive, manufacturing, electronics, defense and logistics industries.

"Our current customers and the types of business opportunities that we pursue demand ISO certification, and successfully completing ISO's bi-annual audits and the comprehensive re-certification process validates our ongoing commitment to quality," said David Laurash, vice president of manufacturing at General Data Company, Inc. "The auditors had nothing but high praise for our associates and our ISO procedures, and the complimentary tone of their report is a testament to our quality control team and our employees who work hard to exceed the demands of our customers."

The ISO 9000:2001 standard includes eight quality management principles: customer-focused organization, leadership, involvement of qualified people, process approach, systems approach to management, continual improvement, factual approach to decision making, and mutually beneficial supplier relationships.

In a statement released to General Data following the re-certification process, Global Registrars, Inc. stated,

"This organization's quality management system is well documented and functioning effectively. A significant amount of data analysis is occurring, and more is planned as a result of the 6-sigma and lean manufacturing efforts currently in progress. There is considerable effort being placed on improving customer satisfaction, and improvement is being achieved. Manufacturing employees are well trained, and this process is clearly under good control. The internal audit process is well planned, well executed, well documented, sufficiently staffed with internal auditors, and effective. All operating shifts were covered during this audit. There were no findings. It is recommended that the QMS of General Data Company be re-certified."

Laurash added, "We are focused on constantly improving customer service and satisfaction, and the ISO certification is our baseline that we build upon each day to deliver the products and services that will ultimately help our customers be successful."

About General Data Company, Inc.

General Data Company is a leading provider of specialized labeling and identification products and solutions. The company's patent-pending healthcare and laboratory identification technologies are designed to improve patient safety and care, reduce medical errors, facilitate patient administration and provide consumers with peace of mind and confidence in their health care providers. General Data is recognized as the premiere provider of integrated bar code identification and data collection products and solutions that enable businesses in a variety of industries to become more efficient and make better decisions. Founded in 1981, General Data is a privately held company with headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. More information on General Data can be found at http://www.general-data.com.

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