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24.09.2010

MWI Achieves ISO 9001:2008 and SSPC QP3(SM) Certifications

Moving Water Industries announced that they had attained ISO 9001:2008 and SSPC QP3(SM) certifications for its Deerfield Beach, Florida manufacturing plant. The facility has previously held ISO 9001:2000 certification since 2003.

MWI s ISO 9001:2008 certification applies to its production operations, including the design, manufacture and servicing of axial, mixed flow, centrifugal and mobile pumps as well as drill rigs and village water supply units, rebuilds and remanufacturing at the Deerfield Beach plant. ISO 9001:2008 certification is similar to ISO 9001:2000 which it replaces. In the updated standard, several restrictions have been tightened and language has been added to provide additional clarification.

The Society for Protective Coatings SSPC QP3(SM) certification "is a nationally recognized program that evaluates the practices of shop painting facilities in key areas of business. These standards are considered to be the MINIMUM level of service and quality for today s coatings industry."

According to SSPC, "The complex nature of coating systems, the specific conditions and surface preparation required by these systems have made the QP3 guidelines vital to the longevity of protective coatings applied in the shop." To be certified by SSPC, industrial contractors are required to demonstrate competence in several key areas including Management Procedures, Technical Capabilities, Quality Control and Health, Safety and Environmental Compliance.

"Because of MWI s constant dedication to excellence in safety and quality standards, we have already undertaken all of the actions necessary to receive both of these certifications," said Keith Bickford, Senior Operations Manager for MWI. Bickford added that, "Documenting our processes and having them undergo the independent certification process is our way of demonstrating to our customers MWI s commitment to ensuring the highest quality and reliability in our pumps."

Source: MWI Corporation

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