Optical Cable Corporation: certification upgraded to new ISO 9001: 2000

Optical Cable Corporation, a leader in the manufacture of tight-buffered fiber optic cable, announced 15 May 2003 that its Roanoke, Virginia facility has been re-certified under ISO 9001, following th…

Optical Cable Corporation, a leader in the manufacture of tight-buffered fiber optic cable, announced 15 May 2003 that its Roanoke, Virginia facility has been re-certified under ISO 9001, following the recent certification and registration under the new ISO 9001:2000 quality standard, which replaces the ISO 9001:1994 standard. The ISO 9001:2000 quality standard provides a level of quality that is recognized and respected worldwide. Optical Cable Corporation received its initial ISO 9001:1994 certification over nine years ago. “Our registration to the new ISO 9001:2000 standard demonstrates our commitment to total quality and to continual improvement in all aspects of our business,” said Neil Wilkin, President and Chief Financial Officer of Optical Cable Corporation. “The certification process requires significant time, attention to detail, a focus on customer requirements, and cross-functional coordination. We are truly proud of our employees“ commitment to quality, and the processes necessary to ensure this quality, which made the achievement possible,” stated Mr. Wilkin. “Optical Cable Corporation has a long history of designing and selling some of the most rugged and easily installed fiber optic cables in the industry. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary later this year, achieving ISO re-certification reaffirms our long-standing commitment of providing high quality products and service to our customers,” added Mr. Wilkin. Optical Cable Corporation pioneered the design and production of special tight-buffered cables for the military field applications in the early 1980s. At its ISO 9001:2000 registered facility in Roanoke, Virginia, the Company manufactures a wide range of fiber optic cables for high bandwidth transmission of data, video, and audio communications over short to moderate distances.