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TESSCO Receives TL 9000 Release 5.5 Quality Management System Certification

Unique extension to ISO 9001 reflects TESSCO’s commitment to operational excellence

HUNT VALLEY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 2014-- TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS), a leading provider of solutions required to build, use and maintain wireless systems, today announced that it has successfully completed a quality management audit that upgrades its TL 9000 certification to the newest release, 5.5. To achieve this distinction, aspects of TESSCO's business were audited by National Quality Assurance, USA, an accredited organization under the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board.

The TL 9000 Quality Management System is the unique extension to ISO 9001 that was developed to meet the supply-chain quality requirements of the worldwide telecommunications industry. It provides a systematic and repeatable framework for consistently producing top quality communications products and services.

TESSCO has sought and achieved the most up-to-date TL 9000 certifications since the system’s inception in 1998. As a provider of end-to-end wireless solutions, TESSCO continually seeks to enhance product availability and to provide customers with the best knowledge and tools to control their supply chains. Additionally, TESSCO’s proprietary Ventev™ manufacturing unit maintains the highest levels of quality management in design and development under the TL 9000 certification.

"The TL 9000 upgrade to R5.5 reflects TESSCO’s steadfast commitment to customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, and accountability for performance,” said Douglas Rein, TESSCO Senior Vice President, Performance Systems and Operations. "This certification is third-party validation that TESSCO has implemented and maintained an effective quality management system embodying the highest standards of operational excellence.”

Registration No: TL6575

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TESSCO (NASDAQ: TESS) makes wireless work. The convergence of wireless and the Internet is creating opportunities for new applications that revolutionize the way we live, work and play. TESSCO Technologies ( enables organizations to capitalize on these opportunities while providing an extraordinary business experience. We deliver the knowledge, product and supply-chain solutions required to build, use, and resell wireless voice, data and video systems.

Source: TESSCO Technologies Incorporated

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