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BASF Admixtures, Inc. Improves Quality for Customers through ISO 9001-2000 Certification

Cleveland, Ohio, October 2, 2006 - BASF Admixtures, Inc. has earned ISO 9001-2000 certification in each of the company’s 15 manufacturing facilities and three customer resource centers in the United States and Canada, as well as the company’s headquarters and laboratories in Cleveland, Ohio.

“We are firmly committed to quality in every aspect of our business,” said Michael Shydlowski, President and CEO of BASF Admixtures, Inc. “Receiving ISO certification for these operations is an important affirmation by an independent body that we value and strive for operational excellence and superior customer satisfaction in all that we do.”

ISO 9001-2000 certification measures quality management, continuous performance improvement, customer satisfaction and regulatory compliance.  The ISO Certification reinforces BASF Admixtures, Inc.’s long-standing commitment to the highest quality standards, best practices and first-class customer service.

ISO, or International Organization of Standardization, is the world’s largest developer of standards for business today. Currently, more than half a million organizations in 149 countries are implementing ISO 9001, providing a framework for quality management throughout the processes of producing and delivering products and services for the customer.

BASF Admixtures, Inc. is a leading innovator in the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical and mineral admixtures for specialty concrete used in the ready-mix, precast, paving, manufactured concrete products and underground construction markets.

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