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Dan Thurmond
By Dan Thurmond
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 11:55

Aerospace ImageIt has been a busy time here at Elite Plastics.  After more than a year of preparation, we just announced that Elite Plastics has qualified for AS9100C.  In addition, we have also been added to the Boeing Qualified Processor List (QPL) for injection molding.  While that is great news for our aerospace customers, it also benefits all of our customers across the spectrum of industries that we serve.    

For those of you that are not familiar with AS9100C, it is a quality management standard for the aerospace industry.  We pursued this certification as both a path for improving Elite Plastics and extending our product offering with Boeing and other aerospace customers.   Considering that we already cater to quality conscious industries such as medical and automotive, seeking AS9100C was an exciting new challenge for EP.

This new level of control will benefit all EP customers by allowing us to produce exceptional molded, decorated and assembled components.  We have evaluated our quality management system to streamline and improve every step possible, ensuring stringent quality and improved cost controls. That means our customers will receive even better service and reliability from Elite Plastics. 

While it has been a lot of work, it is also rewarding to see all of that hard work pay off.  Congratulations to the entire Elite Plastics team who have gone the extra mile to meet the AS9100C quality standard!   

Cynthia Schulte
By Cynthia Schulte
Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 11:31

Elite Plastics was audited by TUV Reinland whom approves the AS9100C certificatiGM Nameplate announced today that their Oregon division, Elite Plastics, now meets the requirements of AS9100C.   

Elite Plastics was audited by TUV Reinland of North America, whom approved the certification on December 11, 2012.  It states that Elite Plastics has established and applies a quality management system for the manufacture of complex plastics and value added assemblies. 

Elite Plastics has worked to meet all compliance requirements in their organizational structure, documentation, training, quality systems, technology control plans and procedures.  A commitment to compliance ensures that Elite Plastics has the knowledge, ability and regulatory oversight to properly manage aerospace programs.

AS9100C is the quality management systems standard for the aerospace industry and it compliments others held by Elite Plastics including ISO 9100:2008 certification and ITAR compliance.

“We began the process to become AS9100C certified a year ago because we saw an opportunity to better serve the aerospace industry and improve our manufacturing system,” stated Dan Thurmond, president of the Oregon Division.  “We already observe stringent quality standards because we supply highly regulated industries such as medical and automotive.  AS9100C certification for the aerospace industry was a natural next step. It demonstrates our commitment to quality.” 

 “Our customers in aerospace looked to expand the value of GM Nameplate in their supply chain by partnering with GMN as an injection molder,” said Carlo Mears, Vice President of GMN Aerospace, GM Nameplate’s Aerospace group.  “The obvious first goal was AS 9100C. We are so proud of our whole team to achieve certification so quickly. The aerospace industry now has access to the one of the best vertically integrated plastic injection molders.”