Treblig, Inc.
7 Akron Drive
Greenville, SC 29605
P: (864) 277 4882
F: (864) 299 1273

ISO 9001:2000 Certification

Treblig, Inc., a Greenville, SC-based manufacturer, announces today that it has earned ISO 9001:2000 certification. Treblig, a provider of precision machining, turning and milling services, is only one of a handful of female-owned manufacturers to earn certification to this international quality management standard. Faced with budget constraints and a strenuous application and implementation process, Treblig contacted the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) to assist with a comprehensive quality assurance program. SCMEP helped Treblig secure a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Rural Development Agency and provided assistance to push the certification process through in less than six months.

The ISO 9001:2000 standard outlines the requirements for a quality management system for use by organizations to meet customer requirements and provide better customer satisfaction. SCMEP acted as the project manager for the certification process. As a non-profit organization that provides consulting and implementation services to manufacturers statewide, SCMEP was able to save Treblig six months or more in obtaining ISO certification and over $20,000 on the entire registration process.

"For almost 10 years, we've worked with SCMEP on various projects," said Estlean Cook, president of Treblig, Inc. "Over the years, SCMEP has helped Treblig reduce production costs, increase efficiency, and eliminate waste, so it was only natural that we contact the organization to assist us with this rigorous quality assurance certification program. SCMEP brought expertise and valuable input. We estimate it would have taken much longer and cost us much more to achieve ISO conformance without SCMEP's guidance."

Southeast Machinery & Industrial News, July 2003