QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AT ORBIT IRRIGATION PRODUCTS RECOGNIZED BY THE INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION NETWORK
North Salt Lake, Utah. September 27, 2004.
The International Certification Network (IQNet) and QMI have certified that Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc. has implemented and maintains a Quality Management System that fulfills the requirements of the ISO 9001:2000 standard.
According to IQNet, the ISO9000:2000 that was introduced in December 2000 has been enhanced to be strategic-based rather than compliance-based and is built on the Performance Excellence concept of continual improvement and customer satisfaction. IQNet partners consider the new ISO 9000 series of standards to be a great challenge to the quality industry and quality philosophy in general. To earn this certificate, Orbit has demonstrated its ability to meet the international standard for quality management systems and to address the new requirements.
IQNet (www.iqnet.com) is an association of the world's first class certification bodies that provides assessment and certification services to global customers on a worldwide basis. Headquartered in Switzerland, the Network is formed by 36 partner organizations with more than 150 subsidiaries worldwide. IQNet is the largest certification network in the world. QMI (www.qmi.com) is North America's leading management systems registrar offering registration to a wide range of ISO and industry specific standards. With more than 150 QMI certified audit professionals deployed across North America, QMI serves as a local source for registration services.
About Orbit® Irrigation Products, Inc.
Orbit manufactures and distributes more than 1,500 quality lawn and garden irrigation and misting products to customers in 33 countries worldwide under the sub-brand names Orbit Professional®, WaterMaster®, DripMaster®, SunMate® and Arizona Mist®. With manufacturing locations in the Far East and United States, Orbit employs 650 worldwide in its peak season. Orbit products can be purchased both domestically and internationally at most home improvement stores and lawn and garden centers. For more information, go to www.orbitonline.com or call 1-800-488-6156.