April 22, 2002
Piper Impact Receives Excellence Award
HOUSTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quanex Corporation (NYSE: NX)
announced today that its Piper Impact division received the Excellence Award
for quality from the Mississippi Quality Awards Program. The Mississippi
Quality Awards is a professional program providing structure for an
organizational self-assessment using the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality
Award criteria, which is considered the best in the world. The annual awards
are designed to encourage the application of continuous improvement principles
and sharing of best practices.
"We are honored to be recognized for our achievements," said Jeff Petry,
President of Piper Impact, "It's been a good year at Piper as recent efforts
to improve quality and reduce costs are paying off. We appreciate the
acknowledgement for our hard work."
Piper Impact, located in New Albany, Mississippi, was founded in 1958 and
employs about 700 people. The company manufactures near-net shaped metal
impact extrusions for the automotive, military, and commercial industries.
Piper's manufacturing and administrative principles are based on best
practices in quality, speed, flexibility, and value to facilitate quick
response as customer demands shift.
Quanex is an industry-leading manufacturer of engineered materials and
components for vehicular products and building products markets.
For more information, visit the company websites at www.piperimpact.com
and www.quanex.com .
Contacts: Jeff Galow, 713/877-5327
Valerie Calvert, 713/877-5305
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CONTACT: Jeff Galow, +1-713-877-5327, or Valerie Calvert, +1-713-877-5305, both of Quanex Corporation
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