Hazardous Material Storage Provider FW Warehousing Announces ISO 9001:2008 Re-certification

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FW Warehousing was recently notified by American Global Standards that this long established hazardous material storage provider had successfully completed ISO 9001:2008 re-certification.

Photo: Mike Cusumano of FW Warehousing

Mike Cusumano, Safety and Compliance Officer for FW Warehousing

We received a clean audit report with no corrective action needed,” Cusumano said. “This is our 9th year of certification and this was our 3rd re-certification.

FW Warehousing was recently notified by American Global Standards that this long established hazardous material storage provider had successfully completed ISO 9001:2008 recertification, according to Mike Cusumano, Safety and Compliance Officer for FW Warehousing.

“We received a clean audit report with no corrective action needed,” Cusumano said. “This is our 9th year of certification and this was our 3rd re-certification.”

ISO 9001:2008 certification has been in place for more than a decade. It is used by businesses and their customers as a method of controlling quality. It is an international standard related to quality management systems and can be applied to any organization across all business sectors. This certification program is built on a philosophy of continuous improvement and focuses on 3 quality management principles:

  •     Customer Focus
  •     Leadership
  •     Staff Involvement
  •     Process Approach
  •     System Approach to Management
  •     Continual Improvement
  •     Fact-Based Decision Making
  •     Mutually Beneficial Supplier Relationships

Benefits and goals of the ISO 9001:2008 certification include: (1) increased efficiency and effectiveness throughout the organization resulting from continual improvements to systems, as well as the quality of its products or services, (2) sustained customer satisfaction through producing and delivering products/services and support functions the meet the customers’ needs and expectations and (3) engagement of senior management in the improvement of quality management systems and facilitates a customer-focus within the organization.

FW Warehousing was founded in 1949 with a focus on providing professional warehousing and distribution services for food additives and packaged food. Later, the firm expanded to offer a full range of third-party logistics services, including pick & pack services, for food and food-grade materials, as well as general merchandise and hazardous material storage. Based in the St. Louis metropolitan area in Sauget, Illinois, FW currently operates warehouse distribution centers in three Midwest states, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, totaling more than 3 million square feet. The firm has been ranked in the top 100 Third Party Logistic Companies in the country by Inbound Logistics magazine.

For more information about FW Warehousing’s hazardous material storage services, visit the firm’s Haz-Mat Storage web page. Also see FW Warehousing’s About Us and Services pages.

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