Vactor Earns International Recognition
STREATOR, Ill. (October 13, 2005) — After more than 24 months of preparation, evaluation and third-party on-site audits, Vactor Manufacturing, Inc., announced today it has been certified by Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc. for ISO registration based on the 9001:2000 standards. The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards are applied in more than 140 countries around the world. This ISO registration covers the Streator, Illinois, facility.
Through this registration process, Vactor Manufacturing, Inc. has built a new quality management system that focuses on continuous improvement through consistent implementation of best practice procedures across its design, manufacturing, and customer service processes.
Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc. was the evaluator that closely screened the management procedures and overall operations of Vactor Manufacturing, Inc.
"The discipline and preparation required of our employees to meet this standard has helped the firm raise the quality bar and establish company-wide process consistency," said Doug Johnson, Quality Manager at Vactor Manufacturing, Inc. "This recognition provides us with a framework for ensuring that these high standards continue as the foundation of our company as we grow and expand our business globally."
To ensure that the international quality standards are maintained, Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc. will conduct semi-annual audits of the quality and management systems at the company.
Vactor Manufacturing, Inc. is a market leading designer and manufacturer of environmental mobile sewer cleaning, hydro-excavation, and vacuum systems serving municipal and industrial customers throughout the world.
Vactor Manufacturing, Inc., is a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation's (NYSE:FSS) Environmental Products Group, which includes Elgin, Guzzler Manufacturing, Jetstream and Leach Company. For more information, call 1-800-627-3171, or visit www.vactor.com.