Kinedyne Corp. announced that its facility in Lawrence, Kan. – which produces a wide range of products, including cargo straps – recently achieved the ISO 9001:2000 certification of its quality management system. Kinedyne says the Lawrence plant is its first U.S. facility to receive this internationally recognized quality management certification, and that it worked for several months on documenting its processes and other operations within the facility.
“Because ISO certification requires a detailed review of key processes, we were able to identify those operations that are critical to our business and streamline them, removing things that were not essential,” says Peter Miko, global quality director for Kinedyne, based in Branchburg, N.J. “It was often a challenging process, but we learned a great deal and certainly made dramatic enhancements to our quality management system.”
The ISO certification is effective for three years, subject to surveillance audits by a third party. Kinedyne’s Lawrence team marked the achievement with a celebration for all associates who contributed to the effort. Miko presented the Lawrence team with an ISO 9001:2000 flag, an ISO banner and the original ISO certificate.
Kinedyne says that in addition to the ISO 9001 certification, the Lawrence facility recently was recognized by Lockheed Martin Corp. as an “Approved Source” of cargo securement products for the company.