Internet Pioneer Celebrates 20th Anniversary

August 2002:  Document Center Inc. is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a premier distributor of Standards and Standards information. Based in Silicon Valley, the company is not only noted for its many years of disseminating technical documents on demand, but also for its leadership role in the adoption of the Internet for information distribution.

About Document Center Inc.

Document Center Inc. is a value-added reseller of standards, which are published technical information documents. Gilbert and John Cascante founded the company in 1982 to sell government standards to San Jose area companies. Purchased in 1985 by now-President Claudia Bach, the company has experienced steady growth by extending its catalog of documents and services. Incorporated in 1994, the S-Corp operates from its 3500 square-foot Silicon Valley headquarters.

Initially selling standards in paper format only, Document Center pioneered of the use of the Internet for the distribution of standards and standards information, having established its website ( in 1993. The company received international attention with publication of an article in the Forbes ASAP supplement, recognition by Marc Andreessen on the NCSA "What's New" site in October 1993, various speaking tours, and other Internet advocacy activities featuring the company and President Claudia Bach.

Document Center now reaches an international market, selling standards in a variety of media. Additional document management services have been added to the product mix as well. These include collection monitoring, auditing, alerts and other support services.

About Standards

Standards are pieces of technical information that define products, materials, processes or protocols, usually used within a manufacturing or engineering environment. An example of a widely known standard is the ISO 9000 quality standard, which has achieved international acceptance. Document Center sells these documents to a wide range of organizations, on a wide range of topics. Standards may be delivered in paper or electronic format. Critical requirements are speed of delivery, low cost, reliable validity, expert sales staff, and ready availability throughout the document set.

Claudia Bach
Document Center Inc.
121 Industrial Road Suite 8
Belmont, CA 94002
Phone: +650-591-7600
Fax: +650-591-7617
Sales email:

Claudia Bach is President of Document Center, Inc., an information delivery service based in Belmont, CA. The company has complete collections of specifications and standards from both government sources and industry associations.

For more information on standards see Document Center's Home page Welcome to Document Center .