(Issued 2/23/12)

PennEngineering® Facility in Winston-Salem
Certified to AS9100 Standard and Receives QSLM Approval

DANBORO, PA, February 23, 2012 - The PennEngineering® facility in Winston-Salem, NC, has been certified to Aerospace Standard AS9100 (Rev. C), it was announced today by the Company. In a separate development, the Winston-Salem site additionally has been awarded QSLM (Qualified Suppliers List of Manufacturers) approval from the Defense Logistics Agency to be a supplier of Class 2 and Class 3 threaded fasteners.

The scope of the AS9100 certification covers the design and manufacture of self-clinching fasteners, threaded inserts, and other threaded and unthreaded fasteners. (PennEngineering's operations in Danboro, PA, have recently been upgraded to Rev. C of the standard.) The widely adopted AS9100 industry standard, based on the current version of International Quality System Standard ISO 9000, adds specific requirements unique to the aviation, space, and defense industries to further ensure safety, reliability, and quality of aerospace products. NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd., issued the registration.

Under the QSLM program, manufacturers must demonstrate that an acceptable Quality Program is in place. Every aspect of a facility's Quality Management System is assessed, including organizational structure, procedures and processes, resources, customer satisfaction, and continuous improvement. The Defense Logistics Agency-Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (PA) awarded the approval, which extends to all threaded fasteners manufactured at the Winston-Salem site. (Three other PennEngineering operations were previously awarded QSLM approval.)

PennEngineering, headquartered in Danboro, PA, operates fastener manufacturing facilities and key sales offices in North America, Europe, and Asia and is supported by a worldwide network of authorized engineering representatives and distributors. The Company was founded in 1942 and this year celebrates 70 years of excellence in fastening technology.

Contact Leon M. Attarian, PennEngineering®
5190 Old Easton Road,
Danboro, PA 18916-1000 USA
Phones: 800-237-4736 or 215-766-8853
Fax: 215-766-0143
Web site: www.pemnet.com