Leader in Manufacturing Powdered Metal Friction Products Seeks AS9100C Aerospace Certification

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GMP Friction Products Modifies Work Flow Process to Meet Strict Quality Requirements for Aerospace Components

GMP Friction Products is working with Carolyn Petriella, President and Owner of Compliance Plus Enterprise, an ISO certification consulting firm, to successfully complete the requirements necessary to achieve the AS9100C Aerospace Certification for the friction materials manufacturer by year’s end.

“We are very pleased with the progress that our team is making with the aerospace certification,” said Jerry Lynch, President and COO of GMP Friction Products. “Carolyn works directly with our engineers and floor managers to assess every aspect of the work flow, from order taking to shipping, to determine the control points for potential risks. Then she creates a detailed, documented process to ensure we meet all of the strict requirements for the aerospace industry.”

Carolyn Petriella also assisted GMP Friction Products in obtaining the ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 9001-2008 certifications. Through her company, Compliance Plus Enterprise, she works primarily with manufacturers and distributors to modify their work flow and quality output to meet the stringent requirements of ISO certification.

“I excel in working with manufacturing companies,” said Petriella. “I enjoy getting my hands dirty and working on every aspect of the manufacturing process; from order processing to manufacturing to inspecting and finally shipping the highest quality, on-time delivery product possible.”

To achieve the AS9100 Aerospace Certification, an additional level of certification a manufacturing company strives to achieve after successfully becoming ISO Certified, every step of the friction part manufacturing process has to be assessed for potential risk.

“At each step in the developing and shipping of friction materials, we identify the opportunity for risk and then work to modify the process if needed. Finally, we document the changes necessary in the process to produce the highest level of quality,” explained Petriella. “We celebrate each milestone when our reports and results identify that the new processes have been accepted and adopted by the employees as their new habit.”

The stringent AS9100 aerospace certification was developed for the aviation, space and defense industries where absolute quality is of the most critical importance. However, the AS9100 compliance isn’t limited to the aerospace industries.

“Any company dedicated to manufacturing and producing the highest level of quality can apply the AS standard needed for AS9100 Certification,” said Petriella. “Companies that modify their processes to meet these strict compliance requirements offer an extended improvement in their quality. The new standards provide a heightened level of quality for their customers as their products are designed, manufactured and shipped right the first time.”

“We are excited about the new opportunities the AS9100 aerospace certification will bring to GMP Friction Products,” said Lynch. “By successfully completing the certification process, we will have more opportunities available for designing and manufacturing friction parts for the defense, aviation and space industries.”

Friction component parts with various friction materials, like industrial brakes, are used in a variety of industries from marine, construction and agriculture to off-road, heavy machinery and military vehicles. GMP Friction Products is a well recognized name in the friction industry. They engineer and manufacture to exact product specifications to solve many complex challenges for their customers.

About Compliance Plus Enterprise
Compliance Plus Enterprise opened in 2003 and specializes in helping companies achieve their ISO and AS certifications. For companies who are unable to hire an on-site consultant, Carolyn has developed a detailed ISO Certification Flow Chart template which takes a company through every step of the compliance process. For more information about Carolyn Petriella, Compliance Plus Enterprise, visit http://www.linkedin.com/company/2231095.

About GMP Friction Products
Since 1929, GMP Friction Products has designed and manufactured industrial brake pads and clutch plates for use in a variety of industrial applications. They provide friction material products to non-automotive industrial manufacturers such as off-road vehicles, construction, industrial equipment, aerospace, heavy truck, and other specialty markets. As a world leader in sintered metallic friction materials, they specialize in working with clients to engineer and create customized parts in a range of materials for controlling, stopping, or transmitting power. For more information, call 330-633-1226 or visit their website at http://www.gmpfriction.com.

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