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Sartomer Registers Stratford, CT Plant to ISO 9001:2000


The Sartomer Company ( announced that its Stratford, CT plant has achieved ISO 9001:2000 registration. The Stratford plant is Sartomer’s fifth facility to become ISO registered, and the second to meet the newer ISO 9001:2000 standard.
Other ISO-registered facilities include the company’s Exton, PA headquarters; West Chester, PA manufacturing and administrative facilities; as well as manufacturing plants in Houston, TX, Chatham, VA, and Grand Junction, CO.
“We were able to successfully implement the ISO program in just 12 months, which I think speaks volumes about the level of commitment and involvement within the company,” said John Piechule, Sartomer’s ISO coordinator/quality engineer. “Although we had specific teams leading the ISO charge, everyone at the site participated in the registration process. We couldn’t have done it any other way.”
“The new ISO 9001:2000 standard aims to do more than just prepare companies to meet customer needs,” said Larry G. Athens, vice president, plant operations for Sartomer. “It puts heavy emphasis on continual improvement, which has long been a key goal for Sartomer. Meeting the new standard was simply a natural progression for us.”
Sartomer’s Stratford plant manufactures solid functional metallic monomers, which are primarily used in the manufacture of golf ball cores.
Sartomer’s registration certificate was awarded by the British Standards Institute.