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Fairlane Tool Company Attains AS9100 Certification – Signifying Their Commitment to Continuous Improvement and Customer Satisfaction

Fraser, Michigan (February 24 th, 2011) Fairlane Tool Company has announced that its Masonic Rd. facility has successfully achieved AS 9100 Implementation and Certification.

The Masonic Rd. operation produces machined components for the Aerospace and Defense industries as well as for the Heavy Equipment, Off-Road and Automotive Industries.

“Achieving this certification is a significant accomplishment for our Masonic Rd. operation,” said Michael Gordon Sr., Fairlane Tool Co. senior vice president. “It demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement and customer satisfaction and the fact that w e take pride in our manufacturing expertise, high quality standards and creative process capabilities “

To get the process started Fairlane Tool brought in a new Quality Manager that had the experience necessary to design and implement a Quality System that not only worked for Fairlane Tool but also met the requirements of AS9100. After an initial evaluation of the systems that were already in place the quality manager worked with the rest of the team to bring those systems together and tune them up. After the improved system was implemented Fairlane Tool selected BSI as their registrar of choice. BSI sent their auditor in to do a stage I assessment of the system shortly followed by a stage II assessment. Passing both audits successfully meant that not only was the improved system implemented but that it was effective.

“The fact that it took us only a few months to complete the implementation and get certified shows that we have been doing the right things all along and we just needed to bring it all together.” Fred Malburg, production supervisor.

In addition to achieving certification for AS9100 Fairlane Tool also received certification for ISO 9001:2008 with design.

About Fairlane Tool Company

Establish in 1957 Fairlane Tool is a woman-owned family run enterprise that has grown from a small two-person shop to a 60 person enterprise with annual sales of over $10 million, producing parts ranging from ½” diameter landing gear components to 48” bulldozer hubs. For more information on Fairlane Tool visit www.fairlanetool.com.

About Fairlane Products

Fairlane Products, a division of Fairlane Tool Company is a leading designer and manufacturer producing the largest assortment of workholding gripper inserts and positioning components available. These grippers and positioning components are designed to be used as a replaceable wear surface which can extend the life of expensive jigs, fixtures, jaws, clamping mechanisms, and clamping applications.

Fairlane Products also produces a line of rollers and bumpers in neoprene, polyurethane and nitrile which are designed to guard, guide, align and protect in both the manufacturing process as well as for use on end products. There are over 2,000 various configurations of shapes, sizes, materials and mounting options.

In addition, Fairlane Products manufacturers a full line of quick release ball lock pins and ball lock pin accessories. These pins have a wide range of uses for both fastening and locating operations. The pins are available with eight different handle configurations and in three different shank materials.

About Fixtureworks

Fixtureworks, a division of Fairlane Tool Company manufactures and supplies a wide assortment of unique industrial products that range from modular fixturing components, workholding devices, to standard machine elements. Because many of these products are highly versatile and easily adaptable to different applications, they are commonly found within different applications, including: designing, inspection, machining and finished goods.

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