Our Mission Statement

A Commitment To Excellence

We are committed to providing rapid, complete and cost effective technology to meet our customers' need for reliable world class products that offer the greatest competitive advantage. In the course of doing business, we believe that our success is linked to the strictest adherence to the following commitments:

> To Our Customers

We are committed to exceeding our customers' expectations for high quality, fair prices and honest transactions.

> To Our Personnel

We are committed to providing our personnel with a rewarding career based on the principle of equal opportunity and respect for all employees irrespective of age, race, gender or religion.

> To Our Shareholders

We are committed to providing a superior return to our shareowners and to protecting and improving the value of their investment through the prudent utilization of corporate resources and by observing the highest standards of legal and ethical conduct in all our business dealings.

> To Our Communities

We are committed to the preservation of the environment through our stringent controls on all our products to ensure that they are safe and environmentally friendly. We are committed to playing a constructive role in the advancement of society and to improving the well-being of our communities through active participation in civic affairs and through corporate philanthropy.