CertainTeed’s roofing business has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 certification at its Little Rock, Ark., 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 Underwriters Laboratories.
“CertainTeed has made manufacturing quality roofing products a priority for more than 110 years. We continue this quality commitment by achieving ISO 9001 certification,” says Tim Ginsbach, plant manager at CertainTeed’s Little Rock roofing plant. “This is a reflection of the dedication and hard work of all our employees. It was clear that they treat this as much more than a question of compliance to a standard, but as a way to provide confidence in the products and services they deliver to our customers.”
To secure ISO 9001, the Little Rock 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.
In operation since 1952, the Little Rock roofing plant and its 81 employees manufacture four CertainTeed commercial modified bitumen roofing membrane product lines: APP (Atactic Polypropylene) modified, including the Flintlastic GTA cap membrane; SBS (Styrene Butadine Styrene) modified hot and cold applied products, featuring Flintlastic Ultra Poly SMS base/ply sheet and Flintlastic GMS mineral surfaced polyester cap membrane; SBS modified Flintlastic SA (Self-Adhering) NailBase, PlyBase, MidPly and Cap; and traditional BUR (Built-Up Roofing), including GlasBase base sheets and Flintglas mineral surfaced cap sheets. Many of the cap membranes are available in CertainTeed’s CoolStar highly solar reflective mineral surfacing.
This is the Little Rock plant’s second ISO certification. Previously, the plant received ISO 14001, created to help companies minimize their environmental impact and achieve continual improvement of environmental performance.
CertainTeed operates 12 roofing facilities throughout the U.S. that are fully engaged in quality control while reducing the company’s environmental footprint. Collectively, the plants divert more than 250,000 tons of waste a year from landfills. In addition to bituminous commercial roofing, CertainTeed offers innovative products that significantly boost the energy efficiency of a home, including Landmark Solaris solar reflective asphalt shingles and the Apollo II solar roofing system.