SOURCE: Marking Methods, Inc

February 21, 2006 01:00 ET

Marking Methods Responds to DoD Mandate

Helping County Businesses Comply With IUID Regulations

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2006 -- Marking Methods, Inc., an industry leader in the field of permanent identification for commercial and consumer products, has positioned itself to respond to a Department of Defense (DoD) mandate that went into effect January last year. The mandate, which requires that most items over $5,000 sold to the government must have an Item Unique Identification (IUID) code for validation, is prompting local defense suppliers and commercial businesses to contact Marking Methods for immediate compliance.

The DoD Unique Identification program enables easy access to information about DoD possessions that make acquisition, repair, and deployment of such items faster and more efficient. Among other benefits, the program promises to lower item management costs, improve access to historical data, provide better item intelligence for operational planning, and reduce overall workforce burden.

Based in Alhambra, California, Marking Methods expanded into San Diego County two years ago to respond to a growing California market. "Our permanent marking services provide a simple, turnkey solution for San Diego businesses to comply with the DoD IUID program," said Charlie Nichols, president of Marking Methods. "We are experienced and fully capable of meeting its compliance demands for our military, commercial and retail customers."

Using laser, Dot Peen, and Electro-Chemical marking equipment, Marking Methods provides permanent identification services for a broad range of industries, including aircraft and aerospace, medical and dental manufacturers, sporting goods, and machine shop operations. Permanent marking allows parts made from metals, plastics and other materials to be easily traced and branded, and prevents unauthorized duplication.

About Marking Methods, Inc.

Incorporated in 1954, Marking Methods, Inc. specializes in providing quality marking equipment and services. The Alhambra, California-based company is an industry leader in the field of permanent identification, whose ongoing research and development programs enable it to deliver stress-free marking for a wide range of applications, including jet engines and landing gear components, nuclear reactor components, medical, dental, and recreational products. Each year, Marking Methods successfully responds to new and diverse applications requiring Electro-Chemical Marking, Dot Peen (Stylus) Marking, Laser marking, Hot Stamping, and Pad Printing identification. For more information about Marking Methods, Inc., visit www.markingmethods.com or call Charlie Nichols at (760) 781-1200.

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