SUPERIOR ESSEX Telecommunications Manufacturing Facilities Achieve TL 9000 Quality Standards Certification

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Superior TeleCom Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Superior TeleCom Inc. (NYSE:   SUT),
 through its SUPERIOR ESSEX Communications Group, announced today that it has
 received TL 9000 quality standards registration for its Tarboro, North
 Carolina, and Elizabethtown, Kentucky manufacturing facilities. This latest
 achievement brings the total number of SUPERIOR ESSEX TL 9000 Communications
 Group registered facilities to four.  The two remaining North American
 Communications Group manufacturing plants are committed to their goal of
 receiving TL 9000 quality system certification in 2001.
     The TL 9000 quality certification system was developed by the Quality
 Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications (QuEST) Forum, an organization
 founded in 1996 to improve the quality standards of telecommunications
 industry suppliers.  Certification under this program, while similar to the
 ISO 9000 standards, mandates achievement of additional telecommunications-
 specific performance metrics. It also serves to enhance ISO 9000 in the areas
 of reliability and associated costs, requirements for specialized service
 functions such as installation and engineering, and requirements to address
 continuing communication between telecommunications service providers and
 suppliers.
     SUPERIOR ESSEX is the marketing name for Superior Telecommunications Inc.,
 a subsidiary of Superior TeleCom Inc., the largest North American wire and
 cable manufacturer and the fourth largest wire and cable manufacturer in the
 world. Superior manufactures a broad portfolio of products with primary
 applications in the communications, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and
 electrical wire and cable markets. The company is a leading manufacturer and
 supplier of communications wire and cable products to telephone companies,
 distributors and system integrators; magnet wire for motors, transformers,
 generators and electrical controls; and building and industrial wire for
 applications in construction, appliances, recreational vehicles and industrial
 facilities. The Company's Website can be accessed at www.superioressex.com .
 
 

SOURCE Superior TeleCom Inc.
    ATLANTA, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Superior TeleCom Inc. (NYSE:   SUT),
 through its SUPERIOR ESSEX Communications Group, announced today that it has
 received TL 9000 quality standards registration for its Tarboro, North
 Carolina, and Elizabethtown, Kentucky manufacturing facilities. This latest
 achievement brings the total number of SUPERIOR ESSEX TL 9000 Communications
 Group registered facilities to four.  The two remaining North American
 Communications Group manufacturing plants are committed to their goal of
 receiving TL 9000 quality system certification in 2001.
     The TL 9000 quality certification system was developed by the Quality
 Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications (QuEST) Forum, an organization
 founded in 1996 to improve the quality standards of telecommunications
 industry suppliers.  Certification under this program, while similar to the
 ISO 9000 standards, mandates achievement of additional telecommunications-
 specific performance metrics. It also serves to enhance ISO 9000 in the areas
 of reliability and associated costs, requirements for specialized service
 functions such as installation and engineering, and requirements to address
 continuing communication between telecommunications service providers and
 suppliers.
     SUPERIOR ESSEX is the marketing name for Superior Telecommunications Inc.,
 a subsidiary of Superior TeleCom Inc., the largest North American wire and
 cable manufacturer and the fourth largest wire and cable manufacturer in the
 world. Superior manufactures a broad portfolio of products with primary
 applications in the communications, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and
 electrical wire and cable markets. The company is a leading manufacturer and
 supplier of communications wire and cable products to telephone companies,
 distributors and system integrators; magnet wire for motors, transformers,
 generators and electrical controls; and building and industrial wire for
 applications in construction, appliances, recreational vehicles and industrial
 facilities. The Company's Website can be accessed at www.superioressex.com .
 
 SOURCE  Superior TeleCom Inc.