SSN Staff  - 
Friday, August 1, 2003

Tyco lays off last of anti-shoplifting tag makers

BOCA RATON, Fla. - The last of 30 employees who made anti-shoplifting tags for clothing were laid off by Tyco International in July, as the company streamlined operations by moving production to its plant in Puerto Rico.

According to a report in the Palm Beach Newspapers, workers made the tags for the past 22 years in South Florida under the Sensormatic Electronics brand. In Puerto Rico, Tyco employs 1,200 people.

Since Tyco bought Sensormatic two years ago, Sensormatic’s workforce has decreased from nearly 1,200 people in early 2001 to 500 today.
Middle Atlantic achieves ISO distinction

RIVERDALE, N.J. - Middle Atlantic Products, maker of steel enclosure systems for the video surveillance and security market, has achieved ISO 9001:2000 registration.

Certification of ISO 9001:2000 is a model for quality assurance in design, manufacturing and customer care in five distinct areas. Those areas include product realization, quality management, management responsibility, resource management, measurement and analysis and improvement.

As part of the certification, Middle Atlantic Products will be audited twice a year to make sure the company continues to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2000.
Pelco adds Asia Pacific distribution center

CLOVIS, Calif. - To better serve its Asia Pacific customers, Pelco has opened a 20,000 square foot distribution center in Singapore.

Located near the Singapore Airport, the Pelco Asia Pacific Distribution Center will service customers from China and Korea to customers in Australia and New Zealand. The addition is expected to significantly reduce shipping time and deliver costs, since a shipment by boat from California to India currently can take up to four weeks.