GREENSBORO, NC — Advanced Technology (ATI), a manufacturer of decorative laminates, announced that in March, the company earned International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000 certification. ISO 9001 provides quality management standardization and tools for continuous improvement.

“This process allowed us to stop recurring issues in production and get to the root cause of our problems,” said Tara Burgio, vice president of sales. “Before we started this process, we had doubled our workforce, plant and production within six months. We needed additional quality systems.” 

ATI enlisted the help of the North Carolina State University Industrial Extension Service (IES) for ISO 9001:2000 preparation training. IES has helped more than 150 companies attain certification for a quality or environmental management system.  

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