CertainTeed Corporation has reached an important milestone in its quality management efforts — achieving globally recognized International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 certification at its Peachtree City, Ga. roofing plant.
ISO 9001 standards were created to help companies establish requirements to maintain and manage processes influencing quality. To secure the globally recognized certification, CertainTeed developed a formalized quality management system that underwent rigorous review by third party auditor UL DQS, Inc.
“CertainTeed has manufactured quality roofing products for more than 100 years,” says Thomas Beier, plant manager at CertainTeed’s Peachtree City roofing plant. “Achieving ISO 9001 certification shows off the hard work and dedication of our plant employees and their tireless focus on efficiently creating exceptional products on a daily basis.”
To secure ISO 9001, the plant successfully demonstrated the ability to consistently manufacture roofing products that meet customer demand and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. In addition, the facility pledges to constantly find ways to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the quality management system, including processes for continual improvement and assurance of conformity to requirements.
The Peachtree City plant and its 50 employees manufacture a wide array of CertainTeed roofing products, including the durable Landmark Pro™ asphalt shingles featuring Max Definition vibrant color technology, andLandmark Solaris™ and Landmark Solaris Gold solar reflective shingles.
This is the Peachtree City plant’s second ISO certification. In 2011, the plant received ISO 14001, created to help companies minimize their environmental impact and achieve continual improvement of environmental performance.
CertainTeed is home to 12 roofing manufacturing facilities throughout the United States that are fully engaged in reducing the company’s environmental footprint and improving product quality. Collectively, the plants divert more than 250,000 tons of waste a year from landfills. In addition to asphalt shingles, CertainTeed Roofing offers innovative products that significantly boost the energy efficiency of a home, including Landmark Solaris solar reflective shingles and the Apollo® photovoltaic roofing system.
For more information on CertainTeed roofing products, visit www.certainteed.com.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 and 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2012. www.certainteed.com