Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
After aligning all of its wire baskets, wire form, sheet metal fabrication and custom laser cutting operations according to the International Organization for Standardization guidelines, Marlin Steel was certified as an “ISO 9001: 2008” operation, the latest set of standards established. International Quality Registrars (lQR) Corp. of Frederick, Maryland conducted the extensive review of Marlin’s facility, administration and operating procedures this spring, resulting in the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” for manufacturing companies.
“This certification is a credit to all of the employees at Marlin,” said Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel. “Clients often want to know if a supplier has the ISO Registration to ensure the quality of production.”
Lead Mechanical Engineer, and a major force behind Marlin Steel getting ISO Registered, Tony Witt adds, “What is special about this registration is that we were registered for our design in addition to our metal fabrication and wire and sheet metal products. Engineering in this arena for ISO Registration is rare.”
“Over twenty percent of Marlin Steel employees are degreed mechanical engineers. And we are poised to bring two more on this month. This is our secret sauce – engineering” pointed out Kash Alur another Marlin Wire mechanical engineer that was critical in Marlin Steel getting ISO Registered.
“We are unique in the industry because we have the most innovative products that make our designs perform better for our clients. Our concepts save clients’ money by letting them generate less scrap, optimizing their fit, form and function” stated Chris Elwood, another Marlin Steel Mechanical Engineer.
Marlin must pass an audit every six months for three years to maintain its ISO status. The mark attests to the quality of an operation through a certified third-party. Business pursuit of the endorsement has more than doubled during the past decade, due to the assurance that this recognition confers to the organization. It is now one of the most widely used management tools in the world today, as it holds diverse companies all over the world to a high, common-sense, impartial standard,.
Marlin was established in 1968 and has grown revenue and profit six years in a row. Marlin Steel is a 2012 winner of the Inner City 100 fastest growing companies. Drew Greenblatt served as president of the Wire Fabricators Association, the trade association for the industry, on the executive board of the National Association of Manufacturers and is the chairman of the Regional Manufacturing Institute. Mr. Greenblatt has been invited to the White House on five occasions, testified to the US Congress five times and has appeared more than 30 times on national television on the subject of manufacturing and small-business needs.