BTC Electronic Components Earns AS9100 Quality Standard Certification

Wake Forest, North Carolina – August 28, 2009 – BTC Electronic Components Inc., an authorized, stocking and value-added distributor specializing in high reliability connectors for aerospace, military, industrial and medical applications, is proud to announce our AS9100 certification. Achievement of this certification signifies that BTC meets and exceeds internationally recognized standards for quality, safety and reliability in our products and processes.

UL DQS, Inc., an independent registrar, granted BTC certification to AS9100 Revision B following a rigorous auditing process. AS9100 includes the entire ISO9001:2000 standard with 80 additional requirements specific to the aerospace industry. This was BTC’s first AS9100 audit and the connector supplier scored an impressive 97.6 percent.

“Becoming AS9100 certified strengthens our competitive position and affords us new opportunities to supply aerospace primes and subcontractors who only work with AS9100 vendors. The certification validates the high ratings we receive from customers for our quality, delivery and service,” commented Robert Barnett, president of BTC.

“Receiving the AS9100 certification with a score of 97.6 percent is a reflection of the efforts and performance of all our employees. It demonstrates our commitment as a company to meet or exceed our customers’ requirements. It confirms a process and way of doing business that we have prescribed to for over 30 years. We will always continue to improve with the goal of providing the highest quality and on time delivery to our customers,” stated Chuck Grimm, BTC’s general manager.

BTC is also certified to ISO 9001:2000 and MIL-STD-790.

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