Prosper-Tech was recently featured in Michigan Manufacturing magazine. This article talks about our AS9100 certification process. Read the full article here. Below is a quote from Heidi Devroy that is featured in the article.
In 2019, as we were working towards fulfilling part of our strategic growth plan of entering the aerospace industry, we knew a barrier to entry was not having AS9100 certification. We were ISO 9000 certified, yet after attending several B2B events we soon realized no big companies would even talk to us without it. As part of our certification preparedness plan, we had to have a certified internal auditor on-site. We had previously worked with The Center when we were becoming NIST 800-171 compliant, so I looked on their website to see if they had an AS9100 Internal Auditor training class. I saw they offered classes and because of the confidence I had in them, I signed up.
Andy Nichols did a fantastic job teaching the class I attended and the follow-up he also provided was very helpful. I reached out to him many times after the class for his advice while I was preparing for our external audit. I frequently say to our staff, we did not just implement a QMS to get a certificate on the wall – we did it for us, to make us better at what we do! Ironically, within weeks of our final external audit, we had a phone call with a potential space customer. Their very first question was, ‘Are you AS9100 certified?’ It felt great to say, ‘Yes we are!’ Since that call, their production opportunities have justified a capital investment of a CNC lathe which was a double bonus for us, since we were able to add a new capability which also satisfied part of our strategic growth plan.
Prosper-Tech Machine & Tool offers services for build-to-print precision machining and plastic injection tooling. Located in Macomb County in Richmond, Michigan, we serve the medical, defense, aerospace/space, and automotive industries.