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Best Practice – Industry Compliance

When it comes to engineered product design and precision manufacturing, Alexandria Industries is highly recognized for exceeding industry standards, advanced engineering and process ingenuity.

We make it our mission to live by best practices that will help you, our customer, be as successful as possible. We make every effort to assure you that we deliver superior value by manufacturing your products to the highest possible quality, and in full compliance with today's industry standards and governmental regulations.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

ISO 9001:2008 certification recognizes the well-defined and documented quality management processes and procedures for continual improvement that we have implemented across our organization. We have remained diligent about integrating ISO quality management principles at all of our facilities to assure our customers that our focus on delivering the best possible value is not just a one-time effort but a continuous improvement approach to quality service and production.

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)

All parts and or assemblies we manufacture using raw material and outside service vendors are compliant to the RoHS2 Directive version 2011-65-EU. The RoHS directive aims to restrict six hazardous materials commonly used in electrical and electronic equipment: Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). There are maximum permitted concentrations for each material. See our RoHS Compliance Letter for more details.

Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

The information we have received from our raw material vendors and outside services, Alexandria Industries manufacturing of parts and assemblies comply to the most current REACH directive and do not contain any of the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). This Candidate List of banned substances on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website.

Conflict Mineral

Based on the provisions of the Section 1502 of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, companies must disclose use of "conflict minerals" in their products (e.g. certain minerals, including gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten, that may have originated in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries). While Alexandria Industries is not regulated by this Act, we provide this statement to our customers who request our assistance in assessing their "conflict minerals" status.

We regard profits derived from conflict minerals that may support human rights violations, labor abuses and environmental degradation with serious concern. We strive for ethical sourcing of any minerals used in our manufacturing. Based on good faith inquiry, we do not believe that our supply chain uses any "conflict minerals."


At Alexandria Industries, we do not use "Natural Rubber Latex" in any of the products (i.e. medical products) we make, including containers and/or packaging.

International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR)

ITAR controls the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML). The goal of ITAR compliance is to safeguard U.S. national security and further U.S. foreign policy objectives. ITAR dictates that information and material pertaining to defense and military related technologies may only be shared with U.S. persons, unless authorization from the Department of State is received or a special exemption is used. U.S. persons (including organizations) can face heavy fines if they have, without authorization or the use of an exemption, provided foreign persons with access to ITAR-protected defense articles, services or technical data.

ITAR does not apply to information related to general scientific, mathematical or engineering principles that is commonly taught in schools and colleges or information that is in the public domain. Nor does it apply to general marketing information or basic system descriptions.

Federal Firearms License (FFL)

A Federal Firearms License is a license in the United States that enables an individual or a company to engage in a business pertaining to the manufacture or importation of firearms and ammunition, or the interstate and intrastate sale of firearms.

We take our ITAR and FFL compliance very seriously. We are committed to protecting and safeguarding any and all defense and firearms-related product manufacturing information.