LIFETIME EARNS ISO 9001-2000 REGISTRATION
July 28, 2002
CLEARFIELD, UTAH – Lifetime Products, the world’s leading manufacturer of residential basketball equipment and polyethylene top tables, is now an ISO 9001:2000 registered company.
As an ISO 9001:2000 registered company, Lifetime is required to control processes, maintain quality related records, perform internal quality audits, take corrective action on quality problems, increase quality, and monitor and enhance customer satisfaction. “We’ve been preparing and working towards this registration for over two years,” explained Lifetime Quality Director Shawn Mower. “Becoming ISO 9000 certified is a great accomplishment that will help Lifetime continually improve, enhance customer satisfaction, and gain a competitive edge. The certification also will help us gain business with companies who require vendors to be ISO certified.”
ISO is an international organization that sets standards for companies in various areas. Lifetime is registered as a company that meets ISO standards for quality. To meet these standards, Lifetime employees and processes were audited over a period of five days by representatives from Eagle Registrations. According to Eagle Registrations auditors, Lifetime passed the audit the first time with only five minor non-conformances, a rare achievement for companies the size of Lifetime.
Lifetime’s ISO 9001:2000 status is the newest registration level companies can achieve. Less than 10 companies in Utah hold this exact registration. In addition, Lifetime is also the only ISO registered manufacturer of basketball equipment.
“This is just the beginning phase for us,” explained Mower. “We’ve created and implemented the processes, now we need to continuously follow them to ensure we maintain and improve our quality, enhance customer satisfaction, and reduce our costs.” Eagle Registrations will continue to audit Lifetime every six months to ensure Lifetime is meeting ISO standards.
Established in 1986, Lifetime Products is a privately held company headquartered in Clearfield, Utah. Lifetime Products manufactures state-of-the-art basketball equipment, as well as high-impact polyethylene folding tables, chairs and picnic tables.
For more information about Lifetime, contact Communications Manager Katie Salter at (801) 728-1599, or send an email to Katie.
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