Nook Awarded ISO 9001:2000

Cleveland, OH - May 1, 2003

ISO Certification Underscores Nook Industries Commitment to Delivering Assurance of Product Quality to Customers

Nook Industries, a leading manufacturer of linear motion control systems and components, has received registration to ISO 9001-2000. A QMI Registration Audit awarded the certification in recognition of Nook Industries compliance with quality process standards and effective quality management systems in the design and manufacture of linear motion products.

According to Ron Domeck, President of Nook Industries, "ISO 9001-2000 certification is a significant milestone in the history of our company. ISO registration supports our pursuit of continuous improvement and commitment to provide our customers assurance of product quality. We are proud of the hard work of all Nook Industries employees to achieve this goal."

Driven by Nook Industries desire to build stronger relationships with its worldwide customer base the ISO certification ensures continuous compliance to standards of performance with external audits every six months.

Corporate Profile:

Nook Industries is a leading manufacturer of linear motion systems that are used globally in a wide range of applications demanding controlled motion. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Nook Industries is an ISO 9001-2000 Registered Company that is committed to quality, emphasizing continuous improvement, defect prevention, and the use of statistical methods and consistent training to ensure the quality of its products. Nook products are used by companies serving a wide range of industries including: military/defense, aerospace, communications, electronics, semiconductor, medical/diagnostic, automotive, transportation/tire, metal processing, chemical, food/beverage, forestry, packaging, paper, factory automation, tooling/fixturing, converting and instrumentation/analysis. For additional information, visit the Nook web site at or call 1-800-321-7800.

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Editorial Contact:

Agency Contact: Rachel Kerstetter 216.242.0415

Corporate Contact: Jeff Naymik 216.271.7900 x250