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Dot Weld joined a consortia of east Kentucky manufacturers, put together by the Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED), who partnered with the Advantage Kentucky Alliance (AKA), part of the MEP National Network™, to assist participant companies with the development and implementation of an ISO 9001 compliant quality management system.
As a part of the program, AKA provided Dot Weld with training and company-centric activities such as group training, documentation writing, auditor training and auditing to assist them with the development of a quality management system that met all the requirements of the ISO 9001 Standard. That in turn allowed Dot Weld to become certified to the ISO 9001 Standard, which they recently accomplished.
The program included group training sessions and individual company development and implementation sessions conducted at Dot Weld’s facility. With training of the requirements of the standard conducted in the group sessions, companies were encouraged to ask questions and hear other’s questions, in order to gain a better understanding of all of the ISO 9001 requirements. In the on-site sessions, AKA worked with Dot Weld’s product line and situation developing a quality management system tailored to fit not only their products and processes, but their needs.