Industry News

April 2013

Trade Mission to the 50th Annual Paris Air Show
Where: Paris, France
When: June 17-23 - RSVP today
More info: On WA State Department of Commerce's website

PNAA Affiliate Member Washington State Dept. of Commerce presents:
Washington State will have its largest pavilion ever at the Paris Show. The striking booth with its soaring wings will have room for only 16 exhibitors and space is filling up fast. The exhibit is in a prime location in the U.S. Pavilion and will showcase this year's theme: "A Century of Aerospace Know-How." Features of this year's pavilion include a hosted networking reception every afternoon and an on-site private meeting area for presentations.

Members of the Washington State delegation will be on the inner circle of the show, meeting with international procurement concerns and key decision makers, demonstrating the value of their companies as a partners or suppliers, and having products, services and business promoted through all collateral and marketing materials, including

Join these participating companies: ABW Technologies, Warm Industrial Nonwovens, Orion Aerospace, Silicon Forest Electronics, Service Steel Aerospace, Onamac Industries, Cimtech, Metaltech, Global Technica, Center of Excellence for Aerospace, Base2 Solutions, SeaCast, Carbon Cycle Investments, Exotic Tool Welding.
National Quality Education Conference
November 17–18, 2013 • Milwaukee, WI

December 2012

Need more information regarding how AS9104/1 impacts your AS Registration?

View a presentation by Pete Kucan, “AS9104/1 and Potential Impacts to Your AS Registration”, with a focus on certification structure – Single Site, Multiple Site, Campus, Several Site and Complex Organization.

AS9104 PowerPoint File

October 2012

Managers of small businesses in 10 countries from around the world say how ISO standards contribute to their success in a new ISO brochure entitled, 10 good things for SMEs.



September 2012

After 20 years of serving the world and 25 missions safely transporting humans and payloads to and from space, Space Shuttle Endeavour returned home to its birthplace in California on Friday, Sept. 21.


August 2012

View the results of our recent "Core Story" Survey, conducted by PRI Registrar.

Visit to view survey results.

January 2012

Coming Soon! - Implementation of SAE AS6081-Counterfeit Electronic Parts for Distributors, an SAE 2-day seminar.

This seminar is designed for electronics distribution personnel involved with establishing and maintaining a Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts Avoidance Program in conformance with the requirements of AS6081. Additionally, OEM, contract manufacturer, government agency, and other key industry personnel that want to know and understand the requirements of the standard, including flow-down and contracting requirements, will benefit from the information presented in this seminar.

The new AS6081 standard is similar to the AS5553 standard but specifically addresses issues unique to distributors.

Visit for upcoming dates and more information.

January 2012

SAE International has published a white paper titled "Keep Me Compliant: Certification Solutions for Aerospace Suppliers".

Written with aerospace suppliers in mind, this white paper illustrates the challenges suppliers face when striving to obtain AS9100, AS9110, and/or AS9120 certification. While beneficial to the aerospace community as a whole, the certification process can require a significant commitment of money, time, and resources. SAE International, the global leader in aerospace standards, provides a solution that can help suppliers save time and reduce expenses related to certification.

To download your copy, visit:

December 2011

In response to the increasing volume of counterfeit electronic parts entering the aerospace supply chain, SAE has created the AS5553 standard. The document presents solutions to address the issue of counterfeit electronic parts and standardizes requirements, practices and methods for risk mitigation.

SAE has also developed a one day seminar, “Introduction to AS5553 and Counterfeit Electronic Parts Avoidance Training” to introduce participants to the standard and to provide information and training in addressing this important issue.

For more information regarding the seminar go to

October 2011

In order to help with the transition from AS9100 Rev B to Rev C, the IAQG has recently released a new support document. The document, "9100 Auditor Guidance Material, What to look for - What to ask" can be found at

October 2011

Would you like to attend a class to learn more about international standards but don't want to incur unnecessary travel expenses, or spend valuable time away from your office or family?

CALISO and SAE International have joined forces to provide a series of CALISO's online training courses. The companies are currently offering thirteen courses including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 19011. You can learn more about these courses at

September 2011

Members of the ANAB Accreditation Council have recently written two articles which were published by Quality Digest Daily. The first examines myths about management system standards. The second article was published in two parts and takes a close look at the value of management system standards. You can view the articles by clicking the links below:

Quality Management Systems: The 10 Most Common Myths
Why Management System Standards Add Value

The articles were written by Mark Ames, president of AQS Management Systems Inc.; Reg Blake, vice president of corporate development and regulatory affairs for BSI Group America Inc.; Michael J. Caruso, vice president of certification for UL DQS Inc.; and Phil Heinle, owner of Quality Consulting.

For more information, you can visit the ANAB website or Quality Digest Daily

August 2011

The IAQG has recently released an AS9100 Clarifications Document. It is available for download at:

July 2011

Congratulations to the following new PRI Registrar clients who have achieved registration in the first half of 2011:

Barnes Aerospace - Lansing DivisionISO 14001:2004
Barnes Aerospace / Ogden DivisionISO 14001:2004
L & M Precision Fabrication, IncISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. B
Secure Components LLCISO 9001:2008 and AS9120:2002
WoodwardISO 14001:2004
Carpenter Aceros FortunaISO 9001:2008 and AS9120:2002
Carpenter Sucursal MonterreyISO 9001:2008 and AS9120:2002
Carpenter Sucursal QueretaroISO 9001:2008 and AS9120:2002
FilconnISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. B
Metallurgical & Materials Technologies, IncISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. B
Praxair Surface Technologies - Houston, TXISO 9001:2008
Fontal Controls, Inc.ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. B
Metal Processing InternationalISO 9001:2008
Woodward FSTISO 14001:2004
E-Z Fastening Solutions, Inc.ISO 9001:2008
Peregrine Manufacturing, Inc.ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. B
Derco LogisticsISO 9001:2008 and AS9120:2002
Optimetal, Ltd.ISO 9001:2008 and AS9120:2002
Precision Aircraft Machining Co. Inc "PAMCO"ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. B
Schroeder IndustriesISO 9001:2008

May 2011

PRI Registrar Attends the 2011 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement

This year, PRI Registrar hosted a booth at the event held May 16-18, 2011, in Pittsburgh, PA.

The new role of quality: Tomorrow's applications of proven quality tools was the theme. The focus of the conference was to re-examine the role that quality can play in the face of today's challenges. It also provided an array of networking opportunities and further education on the latest industry trends, as well as insight into how quality makes a global impact.

This year's conference included three keynote speakers whose work reflects the shifting role of quality: Adm. Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.), selected by President Barack Obama to serve as the National Incident Commander (NIC) for the unified response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, J.J. Irani, Tata Steel, director on the board of Tata Steel, and Barbara Corcoran, The Corcoran Group, real estate contributor for NBC's "Today" show and investor/shark on ABC's reality hit "Shark Tank".

About ASQ
ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world's corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow's critical challenges. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with national service centers in China, India and Mexico. Learn more about ASQ's members, mission, technologies and training at

January 2011

Need more information regarding the new AS9100 Rev. C?
SAE International is sponsoring a webinar led by L.L. 'Buddy' Cressionnie:
"Understanding AS9100 Rev C"
Details as well as the 2011 schedule can be found at

January 2011

Congratulations to Clark Metal Products! The metal fabricator based in Blairsville, PA has received The FABRICATOR®'s Industry Award 2011, presented by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA). You can read more about it by visiting

January 2011

AS9100 Upgrade from Rev. B to Rev C
PRI Registrar has published a communiqué for aerospace clients to assist in understanding the changes from AS9100 Rev B to Rev C. You can view the communiqué here.

In addition, PRI Registrar has developed a PowerPoint presentation describing these changes. To understand the differences between Rev B and Rev C, you can check out the presentation here.

January 2011

Congratulations to the following new PRI Registrar clients that achieved registration in the fourth quarter of 2010:

Barnes Aerospace / Ogden DivisionISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. B
Kopp Glass, Inc.ISO 9001:2008
Louis Industries, Inc.ISO 9001:2008
Markey Machinery Company. Inc.ISO 9001:2008
Pro CNC Inc.ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. B
W.C. PrecisionISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. B
A & A Aerospace, Inc.ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. B
Aero-Missile Components, Inc.ISO 9001:2008
ATI Wah ChangISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. B
Barnes Aerospace - Lansing DivisionISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. B
Epic IndustriesISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. B
Victory Climate SystemsISO 9001:2008
WoodwardISO 14001:2004
Freedom Works Mfg., Inc.ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. B
Global Medical Instrumentation, Inc.ISO 9001:2008
Mitchell Aerospace. Inc.ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. B
Moshe Haim Precision Metal Works, Ltd.ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. B
Vertical Force - SYMPEISO 9001:2008

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