06 May 2012
06 May 2012
Barrday Composite Solutions has earned AS9100, Revision C, certification for its Millbury, Massachusetts manufacturing facility.
AS9100C is a total quality management system widely recognised and accepted as the aerospace industry quality standard. Barrday explain that they had previously held AS9100B and ISO 9001:2008 certifications and they continue to maintain ISO 9001:2008 certification along with the new revision to the AS9100C standard.
Mark Kuindersma, VP of Quality Assurance at Barrday stated “The aerospace industry justifiably expects its suppliers to maintain the most rigorous quality management systems. This certification is recognition that Barrday strives for continuous improvement and meets the stringent quality standards required by aerospace and defense manufacturers.”
“Aerospace and defence manufacturers are faced with a continually more competitive environment and tighter budgets,” says Mike Buck, President of Barrday. “Our customers are looking to partner with companies that can supply materials to the highest levels of quality and consistency while maintaining a cost structure, focus on innovation, and desire to develop long term strategic partnerships. Our AS9100C certification helps us emphasise our focus on quality, manufacturing excellence, and supply chain & risk management.”
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