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All Wallace Label Facilities Attain ISO Certification

Press release from the issuing company

LISLE, Ill.--Jan. 29, 2002--With the recent approval of Wallace's Denver, Colorado label facility for ISO 9002 certification, all seven of Wallace's label plants now meet the quality management standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Certified facilities go through a rigorous procedure of process documentation and personnel training, which culminates in an audit by an ISO registered third party auditor. Once certified, facilities meet and maintain 19 production-related requirements in such areas as Document and Data Control, Process Control and Internal Quality Audits. The ISO recently integrated the three familiar standards of ISO 9001, 9002 and 9003 into a new standard called ISO 9001:2000. This revised standard is used for certification/registration and contractual purposes by organizations seeking recognition of their quality management system. It will be the only standard in the ISO 9000 family against which third-party certification will be carried. Wallace has adopted ISO processes as a quality standard company-wide. "Achieving this internationally recognized standard assures our customers that Wallace will meet their high quality criteria,'' said Bob Turner, Wallace's Vice President of Label Manufacturing. "It is an exceptional achievement because of the high proportion of custom work that Wallace's label facilities produce.''