Northwire, Inc. Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certified to Aerospace Quality Standard AS9100 Rev C

Prime time for Northwire – NWI Lab360’s ruggedized solutions featuring high TRL, low NRE & no MOQs

Osceola, WI, May 10, 2013 --( Northwire, Inc. (NWI) earned AS9100 Rev C certification and recertified to existing ISO 9001:2008 quality standard demonstrating Northwire – Lab360’s ability to comply with the rigorous requirements of Aerospace, Space and Defense organizations. EAR and ITAR Registered, NWI meets the criteria for a broad range of global markets by offering a comprehensive quality management system including ISO 13485:2003 certification and ISO 17025 compliance.

NWI Lab360 leverages professional certifications in Six Sigma, Lean, Project Management and the American Society for Quality to optimize design, manufacturing and value. As a result, Northwire achieves the highest quality and the shortest lead times for any volume of custom wire and cable, retractile cords, cable assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection and over-molded products.

Driven to deliver exacting requirements and best-in-class solutions with velocity and un-paralleled customer service excellence, the entire NWI Team engaged in the AS9100 continual improvement initiative. Following the related theme of aerospace collaboration, “Northwire’s co-development efforts with one of the worlds’ largest prime contractors demonstrated our highly customized tech insertions for extreme conditions,” stated Brad Wesle, Northwire – Lab360’s Quality Manager who is an American Society of Quality Certified Quality Engineer, Six Sigma Green Belt and ISO 13485, ISO 9001 and AS9100C Certified Lead Auditor. “Tests included temperatures at -65°C and endurance testing approaching one half-million cycles,” emphasized Wesle.

CAGE Code 7V821, Northwire has been meeting defense, maritime and aerospace technical custom cable, military wire, retractiles, assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection and over-molded requirements and contract engineering and manufacturing needs for nearly four decades.

Well-known in the industrial and life science markets for highly reliable standard solutions and complex custom cable creation, NWI’s continuously expanding product portfolio will meet the broad continuum of requirements ranging from commercial to defense aviation. Featuring high technical readiness levels, NWI delivers your product to the war-fighter faster. Additionally, Northwire’s custom Design-to-Ship in 5 Days or Fewer program ensures rapid technological development and fielding to the force. Meanwhile, NWI tech insertions support open architecture, interoperability and are application focused. Northwire’s vertically-integrated offerings serve a wide spectrum of the equipment required for modernization efforts for optimal functionality. Combat-proven, off-the-shelf (COTS) technology enables quick and cost-effective fielding to forces for fast and affordable solutions. Free design and rapid wire and cable prototyping from NWI expedites equipment to field environments for critical ‘try before you buy’ assessments and can reduce your NRE costs. NWI’s no minimum order quantities support the ‘buy less more often’ fiscal initiative while long product life expectancy saves money. To gain a decisive advantage, future-proof systems with NWI’s cable scalability that easily accommodates the addition of new sensors, displays and processors.

Made in the USA, cost-effective and budget-compliant, Northwire wire and cable products are field-proven to withstand the toughest military harsh duty applications, saving time and money in maintenance and operations costs while ensuring security and resiliency for the future. Designed for use throughout the United States Armed Forces, Northwire’s long product life endures the most extreme environments, temperatures and hazardous materials in a wide variety of applications including ground combat vehicles, force protection, ISR, EW and rugged communication protocols, maritime (signal, control, instrumentation and power), aerospace (airframe point to point, avionics systems, missiles, aerospace flight, combat rescue vehicles, refueling and GPS satellites) and C4ISR (armament, sensor systems, radar systems, platform connectivity, communication satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles, military headsets, field, specialty and nuclear). Application analysis, free sample wire and cable, rapid cable prototyping, bar coding, RFID tags, packaging to mil spec cable requirements, and stocking programs are also available.

For maximum performance, select from 8,000 standard products or design a custom cable solution that can withstand RFI, EMI, crush, cut, impact, flame, chemicals, hazardous area, oil, rodents, fungus, water, abrasion, compression and more. Extreme flex capabilities including torsional, rolling, variable, bending and continuous are also available.

Northwire is ISO 13485:2003- and ISO 9001:2008- and AS9100C:2009 certified and is heavily engaged in professional company-wide certification programs in Six Sigma, Lean, Project Management, and American Society for Quality. The company’s quality control laboratory is ISO 17025 qualified by CSA International. This laboratory subjects the company’s products to tests that surpass real-world conditions, including the extremes of bending, flexing, flame, impact, crush, oil, and temperature resistance and more. EAR and ITAR Registered, Northwire’s CAGE Code is 7V821. Northwire also maintains various UL, ANSI, CSA, cUL, CE, NFPA, ABS, IEEE, and MSHA approvals and works closely with strategic supply chain partners to offer FDA-approved and RoHS2- and REACH-compliant and food grade materials.

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Katina Kravik