Midlake Products and Manufacturing Receives Re-Certification for ISO 9001

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Midlake Products and Manufacturing, an Ohio based manufacturer of custom sheet metal and hinge products, was recently re-certified for ISO 9001:2008 by SAI Global.

Midlake is not a big company. So, for us to take the time and expense to go through this says a lot about the management and the values of this company

Midlake Products and Manufacturing, a local Louisville, Ohio based custom manufacturer of high quality sheet metal and hinge products, received re-certification as an ISO 9001:2008 Company in November, 2012. The ISO Certification was awarded by SAI Global and means that their internal Quality Management System complies with the current requirements of ISO 9001:2008 as certified by the auditing firm.

Midlake Products originally earned ISO Certified status in January, 2001 and the new certification is good through November 2015. According to Greg Duplin, Vice-President of Business Development at Midlake, this re-certification represents a confirmation of their success so far, as well as another important step in the process of making their internal procedures even better. “It makes us a better manufacturer,” says Duplin. “It's not just a certificate - it's a way of life.”

About ISO 9001:2008 Certification

ISO 9000 standards provide guidance for organizations who wish to ensure that their products and services are continually improving. The 9001:2008 standards establish specific requirements for a quality management system and have been implemented by more than one million organizations in over 170 countries around the world.

ISO Certification carries with it two primary benefits. Internally, the manufacturer is continually improving their processes which ensures high quality output and cost reductions over time. Customers reap the benefits of ISO Certification via better customer service, higher quality products and more competitive pricing.

Additionally, maintaining ISO Certification means that regular internal audits must be performed in order to verify the effectiveness of the quality management system.

About Midlake Products & Manufacturing

Midlake Products and Manufacturing is a local, family owned business operating out of Louisville, Ohio and providing high quality custom manufacturing with services such as sheet metal fabrication and products such as custom hinges.

Unlike many sheet metal manufacturers, Midlake maintains an actual Quality Assurance Department, which is operated and managed by Michael Huntsman. Midlake’s size makes them a unique candidate for ISO certification among their competition. Huntsman adds, “Midlake is not a big company. So, for us to take the time and expense to go through this says a lot about the management and the values of this company.”

In fact, the culture of quality at Midlake Products is so strong that, according the Huntsman, the company, “has moved beyond the cliché of ‘do what you say you do’ and has been evolving more towards a company which strives for continual improvement within the company.”

Midlake Products also operates under the Six Sigma principles of lean manufacturing. Huntsman is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and leads Midlake’s efforts in both practical application and employee education and involvement, and helps ensure the standards of ISO are maintained throughout each department.

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