Clarion Technologies Becomes First Multi-Facility Automotive Supplier Globally to Receive Complete ISO/TS 16949 Certification

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Clarion Technologies, Inc.

    HOLLAND, Mich., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Clarion
 Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLAR) today announced that it is the first
 manufacturer, both domestically and globally, known to receive complete ISO/TS
 16949 certification for all of its facilities.  Clarion operates manufacturing
 facilities in Michigan, Ohio and South Carolina and a technical design center
 in Jenison, Mich.  Each facility must be individually audited for ISO/TS 16949
 certification.
     ISO/TS 16949 is the new universal benchmark for quality in the industry,
 created to meet automotive manufacturer's requirements in both North America
 and Europe.  The ISO/TS 16949 common automotive quality system requirement is
 based on ISO 9001: 1994, AVSQ (Italy), EAQF (France), QS-9000 (U.S.) and VDA
 6.1 (Germany).
     Bill Beckman, Clarion's President, commented, "We are extremely pleased to
 receive this certification with the distinction of being the first multi-
 facility manufacturer to be completely ISO/TS 16949 certified that we know of.
 It truly verifies our total commitment to quality and desire to be the
 supplier of choice for our customers, including those in the heavy truck,
 furniture, and consumer goods industries."
     "We also expect to see some financial benefit from the ISO/TS 16949 on the
 bottom line too.  Through the certification process, we identified and
 implemented ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs."
     David Tinsley, Quality Operating Systems Manager for Clarion, said, "This
 certification is a major achievement for our Company and a sign of our
 industry leadership, but it does not mark a stopping point.  As an industry
 leader, we must continue to improve our business operations in order to better
 the products and services we offer our customers."
     Entela, Inc., QSRD conducted the ISO/TS 16949 audit for Clarion.  Entela
 was the first of an anticipated 31 firms to be approved as registrars.
 Management Solutions Group, a Grand Rapids-based consulting firm, assisted the
 Greenville facility in preparation for the audit.
     Clarion Technologies, Inc. operates six manufacturing facilities and a
 technical design center with a total of approximately 700,000 square feet
 located in Michigan, Ohio and South Carolina.
     Clarion's manufacturing operations include 150 injection molding machines
 ranging in size from 50 to 5000 tons of clamping force.  The Company's
 headquarters are located in Holland, Michigan.  Further information about
 Clarion Technologies, including an electronic version of the Company's
 brochure, can be obtained on the Web at www.clariontechnologies.com or by
 contacting James Hostetler, Vice President of Investor Relations, at
 847-490-6063.
     Except for historical information, this news release contains certain
 forward-looking statements that involve unknown risks and uncertainties which
 may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results,
 performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements
 made.  Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to,
 uncertainties regarding the marketing of its products, the availability of
 funds for ongoing operations and further development or acquisition activities
 and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's Securities and
 Exchange Commission filings.  There is no assurance that the Company will be
 successful in achieving its goals.
 
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SOURCE Clarion Technologies, Inc.
    HOLLAND, Mich., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Clarion
 Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLAR) today announced that it is the first
 manufacturer, both domestically and globally, known to receive complete ISO/TS
 16949 certification for all of its facilities.  Clarion operates manufacturing
 facilities in Michigan, Ohio and South Carolina and a technical design center
 in Jenison, Mich.  Each facility must be individually audited for ISO/TS 16949
 certification.
     ISO/TS 16949 is the new universal benchmark for quality in the industry,
 created to meet automotive manufacturer's requirements in both North America
 and Europe.  The ISO/TS 16949 common automotive quality system requirement is
 based on ISO 9001: 1994, AVSQ (Italy), EAQF (France), QS-9000 (U.S.) and VDA
 6.1 (Germany).
     Bill Beckman, Clarion's President, commented, "We are extremely pleased to
 receive this certification with the distinction of being the first multi-
 facility manufacturer to be completely ISO/TS 16949 certified that we know of.
 It truly verifies our total commitment to quality and desire to be the
 supplier of choice for our customers, including those in the heavy truck,
 furniture, and consumer goods industries."
     "We also expect to see some financial benefit from the ISO/TS 16949 on the
 bottom line too.  Through the certification process, we identified and
 implemented ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs."
     David Tinsley, Quality Operating Systems Manager for Clarion, said, "This
 certification is a major achievement for our Company and a sign of our
 industry leadership, but it does not mark a stopping point.  As an industry
 leader, we must continue to improve our business operations in order to better
 the products and services we offer our customers."
     Entela, Inc., QSRD conducted the ISO/TS 16949 audit for Clarion.  Entela
 was the first of an anticipated 31 firms to be approved as registrars.
 Management Solutions Group, a Grand Rapids-based consulting firm, assisted the
 Greenville facility in preparation for the audit.
     Clarion Technologies, Inc. operates six manufacturing facilities and a
 technical design center with a total of approximately 700,000 square feet
 located in Michigan, Ohio and South Carolina.
     Clarion's manufacturing operations include 150 injection molding machines
 ranging in size from 50 to 5000 tons of clamping force.  The Company's
 headquarters are located in Holland, Michigan.  Further information about
 Clarion Technologies, including an electronic version of the Company's
 brochure, can be obtained on the Web at www.clariontechnologies.com or by
 contacting James Hostetler, Vice President of Investor Relations, at
 847-490-6063.
     Except for historical information, this news release contains certain
 forward-looking statements that involve unknown risks and uncertainties which
 may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results,
 performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements
 made.  Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to,
 uncertainties regarding the marketing of its products, the availability of
 funds for ongoing operations and further development or acquisition activities
 and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's Securities and
 Exchange Commission filings.  There is no assurance that the Company will be
 successful in achieving its goals.
 
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