April 15, 2008 — /SARATOGA, CA/ — California Code Compliance, Inc. (CaCCi), a new inspection and compliance service firm, has been formed to help manufacturers and manufacturing operations manage risk and reduce liability with strategic programs that ensure their electronic and heavy machinery complies with global safety and manufacturing standards.
Carol Foster has been appointed president of CaCCi with corporate headquarters based in Saratoga, CA. Joining Foster is Howie Foster as operations director, Michael LaFrance as technical director, and Steven Simons as director of eastern operations. In addition to managing the east coast satellite office located in New Fairfield, CT, Simons serves as CaCCi’s RF and EMC testing specialist. The technical staff also includes an electrical P.E. with extensive electrical distribution design and facilities experience, and additional field inspectors.
“With product liability and safety lawsuits on the rise in the United State and the European Union (EU) that are capable of devastating the reputation and financial standing of a manufacturing corporation, we formed CaCCi to help companies with an economic and turnkey solution to prevent this from happening,” says Foster. “Our team has 175 years of combined manufacturing experience, and that enables CaCCi to deliver a depth and breadth of expertise on the most critical domestic and international standards.”
CaCCi services include consultation, development, training, and execution on compliance programs that address such standards as CE Marking (or CE Mark); SEMI S2; SEMI S2-93A; National Electrical Code (NEC); NFPA 70; Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS; Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE); OSHA; and more. Additionally, CaCCi conducts third-party field inspection, labeling, and manual review for equipment used in automotive, semiconductor, flat panel, optical, and solar cell industries.
“We believe that companies using CaCCi’s services will benefit by producing the most compliant products and having the safest work facilities. This will reduce their potential liability and strengthen their public trust in responsible business practices. It will also result in increased safety, higher corporate profits through greater equipment and workforce up time, and lower insurance premiums,” adds Foster.