It will make KCI a better company by instilling a corporate culture in which we continuously evaluate and improve our business practices in order to consistently deliver quality services to our clients.
(Vocus) February 19, 2009
Sparks, MD -- KCI Technologies Inc., a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices in the Northeast, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification for its Mid-Atlantic Region, which operates in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. ISO 9001:2000 is a widely recognized international standard for quality management systems (QMS).
The certification process, which took two years to complete, entailed the development and implementation of a new QMS. Eighty percent of KCI's operations are now ISO-certified, including the Northeast Region, which has been certified to the ISO standard since 2005. The remaining 20 percent--the Southeast Region--is targeted for certification in 2010.
"This is a major undertaking that illustrates our commitment to client satisfaction and continual improvement," said Senior Vice President Harvey M. Floyd, KCI's chief client services officer who led the ISO initiative. "It will make KCI a better company by instilling a corporate culture in which we continuously evaluate and improve our business practices in order to consistently deliver quality services to our clients."
The company pursued ISO certification in order to make every employee and business unit throughout the organization accountable to a QMS that meets this rigorous international standard. The certification applies to services in the areas of site and facilities engineering, transportation engineering, natural resources, construction management and inspection, environmental engineering, utilities, GIS, surveys, planning, and diving and marine engineering.
KCI is one of a small number of ISO-certified engineering firms in the U.S.
With sales of $142 million in 2008, KCI Technologies Inc. is ranked 80 on the Engineering News-Record's current list of the top 500 engineering firms in the country. Roughly 1,000 KCI employee owners support clients from more than two dozen offices throughout the Northeast, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. KCI offers environmental, transportation, telecommunications, construction, facilities and land development services to government, institutional and private-sector clients. For more information, visit http://www.kci.com.