On March 18, 1998, SWD Inc. achieved ISO 9002, QS 9000, and ISO 14001 quality and environmental management systems certification. SWD Inc. is the first company in the U.S. to achieve these international registrations simultaneously. The company believes it is the first metal finisher in the United States to receive ISO 14001 certification. The accreditation process took more than two years of bi-weekly meetings with an independent consultant, writing, and implementing detailed standards to achieve the certification goals. During the two-year accreditation quest, SWD Inc. developed comprehensive quality and environmental systems policy and procedure manuals to guide the company's daily operations. The combined 300-plus page documents comprise details ranging from management responsibilities, purchasing, process control, inspection and testing, to training, servicing, continuous improvement, customer-specific requirements and environmental standards.
SWD Inc. has discontinued QS 9000 accreditation from our system and revised our system to meet the goals set forth in ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 17025 to help us better meet and exceed industry standards.
The on-site A2LA laboratory is accredited in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005. This accreditation demonstrates technical competence and the ability to test and certify products for Coating Weight, Coating Thickness, Humidity Testing, Salt Spray Testing and Torque & Tension. Please see the PDF on this page for further information.
SWD Inc.'s laboratory is accredited by A2LA (The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation). This allows SWD Inc. to certify the quality of its metal finishing processes.