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PFM Manufacturing Achieves AS9100 Certification


Townsend, MT (July 18, 2011) – PFM Manufacturing, Inc., a manufacturer of products and services for commercial and military markets, achieved AS9100 Revision C certification following a rigorous independent audit of the organization’s processes to this globally recognized aerospace quality standard.

PFM obtained AS9100 certification in order to meet military quality requirements for manufacturing, and ensure that their SMSS (Squad Mission Support System) and “Land Tamer” vehicle meet performance requirements. SMSS, utilizing the “Land Tamer” vehicle platform, will be used in Afghanistan as a support vehicle for light infantry squads and sling loaded by helicopter into battleAS9100 certified zones. PFM has been manufacturing the Land Tamer Amphibious Remote Access Vehicles since 1998. “We now have quality systems in place ensuring that our products perform well in war zones,” said Patrick Miller Sr., President of PFM Manufacturing, Inc. 

AS9100 certification will assist in PFM’s preparedness for risk management during the manufacturing of products. “Our risk management and component traceability procedures are useful for planning any possible vehicle issues and minimizing the chance of unexpected problems,” said Kirk Flynn, Mechanical Engineer, PFM Manufacturing Inc.

PFM was certified by BSI Group America, Inc., a leading certification body for ISO standards. BSI is a trusted partner to Industry and Government with a focus to support their business objectives through the transfer of knowledge of best practices, assurance services to identify and measure performance indicators, training services to aid the building of organizational competency and enable continuous improvement, and the tools to monitor, enhance and report on compliance against the customer’s management system objectives.

“By earning AS9100 certification, PFM Manufacturing has reinforced its commitment to quality and best practices, thereby raising their organization’s performance.” said Todd VanderVen, president of BSI Group America Inc. “PFM has demonstrated a commendable focus on optimizing quality and risk management processes by certifying to AS9100.”

About PFM Manufacturing

PFM Manufacturing has become the leader of the heavy duty remote access amphibious vehicle market. Over the past 12 years, PFM has continued to provide solutions for utility companies, military, and disaster relief efforts.

About BSI Group

BSI Group is a global independent business services organization which enables businesses, governments and other organizations to increase profits and market access, and to enhance reputation with its standards-based solutions and assurance services. From its origins as the world’s first National Standards Body, BSI Group draws upon over 100 years’ experience to partner with 66,000 organizations in 147 countries from its 50 offices. Today, through its independence, innovation and integrity, BSI continues to improve the lives of millions by raising standards worldwide. To learn more about BSI Group America Inc., please visit www.bsiamerica.com.

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PFM Manufacturing Contact:

Patrick Miller, Jr., Marketing Director, PFM Manufacturing
Ph: (406) 266-5148 / E-mail: pfmjr@landtamer.com / Web: www.landtamer.com

BSI Contact:

Shereen Abuzobaa, Vice President Marketing & Training, BSI Group America Inc.
Ph: 1 800-862-4977 / E-mail: inquiry.msamericas@bsigroup.com/ Web: www.bsiamerica.com