CHICAGO, Ill. — Tuthill Transport Technologies received notice on Oct. 6, from KEMA Registered Quality Inc. that they were awarded the upgrade and renewal certification of the internationally recognized ISO 9001:2000 standard.
The company had earned its original ISO 9001:1994 certification in 1997. The certification includes operations in Mt. Vernon, MO; Brookston, IN; and Grimsby, Ont.
ISO 9001:2000 is the highest international quality standard and is recognized worldwide by all major countries and corporations. This quality standard was developed by the International Organization of Standardization based in Geneva, Switzerland and has over 110 countries worldwide as members.
In order to obtain certification a company must undergo a series of rigorous audits of their entire business process. In addition, they must be re-audited twice annually to remain certified and to ensure the standards are being maintained.
The proper use and adherence to this standard ensures consistent quality of all business practices that impact the product and the customer.
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