Atlantic Fasteners Aerospace and Atlantic Fasteners Co., LLC, its parent, are now certified to AS9120B. The audit, conducted in December, resulted in no Findings or Minors. The firm has just received its updated certification.
Atlantic conducted a pre-audit in August ’17 and found three major and one minor issue, according to Dana Lees, Quality Director. So he said his staff went to work correcting procedures, creating new ones, and streamlining processes. In the end, they managed to reduce the quality manual from 30 pages to 11.
Lees said another efficiency goal was to upgrade the parent company’s certification from ISO to AS. “We were spending too much time and money on multiple ISO and AS audits,” noted Lees.
“Did it take extra effort, of course, but it was well worth it in the end,” he concluded.