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Paulo Cleveland AS9100 Re-Certification

Paulo’s Cleveland Division recently completed a three-day re-certification audit for AS9100 rev D. The audit was a tremendous success with zero findings.  AS9100 is the Aerospace & Defense focused quality management system standard that includes ISO 9001. AS9100, Nadcap, and customer approvals form the three legs of the stool that support quality Aerospace & Defense thermal processing.

Precise vacuum heat treatment for aerospace alloys

This re-certification was different in two ways. First, the audit was performed remotely with the assistance of video conferencing tools in light of health and safety concerns related to COVID-19. Secondly, this re-certification included adding Hot Isostatic Pressing to the scope. Two auditors worked with the Cleveland plant team and Corporate Quality over the three-day audit to confirm processes, systems, and documentation were all compliant to the standard.

Chad Simpson, Corporate Director of Quality commented, “Audits are can be cumbersome in the best of circumstances. With the restrictions in place due to COVID-19 the team had to use new methods for performing the normal audit scheme.  Any audit with zero finding is always great, but this accomplishment is magnified by the situation requiring remote internal and external audits while meeting all the requirements!  Congratulations to the Paulo Cleveland team!”

Founded in 1943, Paulo is one of the largest providers of thermal processing and metal finishing solutions in North America. Headquartered in St. Louis, Paulo operates six strategically-located divisions across the U.S. and Mexico. We deliver quality results with datagineering: blending the best in automation, data, and human expertise.