WSI Industries Reports AS9100 Certification

  WSI Industries Reports AS9100 Certification

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- November 18, 2013

WSI Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:WSCI) today announced that it has been certified
as meeting the requirements of AS9100 Rev. C / ISO 9001:2008. AS9100 is
thequality management system(QMS) standard for the aviation, space, and
defense industries. It is governed by theInternational Aerospace Quality
Group (IAQG) ofSAE International. WSI’s QMS was assessed by SGS, a world
leader in inspection, verification, testing and certification. The
registration covers the manufacturing of precision machined metal components
and subassemblies, made mostly of aluminum and steel parts from castings and
billet raw material and assembly of subcomponents.

Benjamin Rashleger, president and chief executive officer, commented:
“Receiving our AS9100 certification was a key objective for us in our fiscal
2014. One of our core strategic initiatives over the past year, in addition to
growing our business, has been to provide more diversification to the
customers and industries that we serve. We believe that the aerospace market
has a strong future, provides for a high demand of machined components and
assemblies, and would be an excellent complement to our business.” Rashleger
went on to say: “WSI has always had a commitment to quality, which is a core
value for every employee, and all WSI employees are committed to delivering
quality parts along with the best service and support. We consider the AS9100
certification to be another example of our “Consider It Done” commitment which
is our promise to do whatever it takes to meet deadlines, exceed expectations
and deliver results.” Rashleger concluded: “Our new AS9100 certification is
evidence that WSI has been able to maintain strict quality standards while
continuing to operate at high production volumes. It also reinforces our
commitment to the continual improvement of our manufacturing services, which
will enhance our competitive edge in the aerospace market. The AS9100
certification is a tremendous accomplishment for the employees of WSI
Industries, and it is a required and essential element of our ability to
expand further into the aerospace market. With the certification, WSI will be
listed in IAQG’s Online Aerospace Supplier Information System (OASIS) database
which is a source for companies searching for AS9100 certified suppliers.”

WSI Industries, Inc. is a leading contract manufacturer that specializes in
the machining of complex, high-precision parts for a wide range of industries,
including avionics and aerospace, energy, recreational vehicles, small
engines, marine, firearms, bioscience and the defense market.

The statements included herein which are not historical or current facts are
forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the
Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. There are certain important factors
which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated
by some of the statements made herein, including the Company’s ability to
retain current programs and obtain additional manufacturing programs, and
other factors detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.

Contact:

WSI Industries, Inc.
Benjamin Rashleger, 763-295-9202
President & CEO
or
Paul D. Sheely, 763-295-9202
CFO