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Southwest Steel Casting Company achieved certification to ISO-9002 on December 26, 1996. In so doing, SWS becomes only the second foundry in Texas to distinguish itself in this manner.

 
 
 
 

Southwest Steel Casting Company achieved certification to ISO-9002 on December 26, 1996. In so doing, SWS become only the second foundry in Texas to distinguish itself in this manner. Less than 1% of all U.S. companies had achieved this distinction at that time.

On November 29, 2003, Southwest Steel successfully completed the transition audit to the new revision of the ISO-9000 series of standards, ISO-9001:2000.

ISO-9001:2000 is the “Quality Systems - Model for Quality Assurance in Production, Installation, and Servicing” created by ISO (International Organization for Standardization), and is almost universally adopted as THE standard for quality systems.

Certification involves establishing, implementing, and documenting a quality system in accordance to the ISO-9001:2000 standard. Then, having this quality system be audited by a third party (registrar). If the third party determines if the system is in compliance with all of the requirements of the ISO-9001:2000 standard, then a certificate of compliance is issued.

   SWS’s Third Party Auditor (Registrar): .....ABS Quality Evaluations
   SWS’s Certificate of Compliance#: ........................ 32091


Once it became certified, SWS must undergo “surveillance audits” (by ABS Quality Evaluation ) of its quality system every six months. This is done to verify the continuation of the quality system, and to measure its effectiveness.

For questions regarding our ISO-9001:2000 certification, or about SWS’s quality system, contact our ISO Management Representative:

       Terry Matthews, ISO Coordinator
       Southwest Steel Casting Company
       600 Foundry Drive,
       Longview, Texas 75604

       E-mail: tmatthews@swscc.com
       Phone: (903) 759-3946
       Fax: (903) 759-3224

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