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Custom Turning Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Friday, March 15, 2019
(Pictured left to right: Lloyd Campbell, co-owner, Custom Turning; Bob Kill, president and CEO, Enterprise Minnesota; and Ken Schaff, president, Custom Turning)
(Pictured left to right: Lloyd Campbell, co-owner, Custom Turning; Bob Kill, president and CEO, Enterprise Minnesota; and Ken Schaff, president, Custom Turning)

Minneapolis (March 15, 2019) - Bob Kill, president and CEO of Enterprise Minnesota, recently traveled to Monticello, Minn to honor Custom Turning Inc. for achieving its ISO 9001:2015 registration.

Attendees at the celebration event included: Minnesota State Senator Bruce Anderson (R-SD29); Drew Halunen, senior communications advisor; U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar; Stacy Morse, district director; U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer; and Charles Sutton, senior outreach director, U.S. Senator Tina Smith. Ken Schaff, president, Custom Turning and Lloyd Campbell, co-owner, Custom Turning, led the group on a tour of the company’s facilities.

“Custom Turning continues to show remarkable dedication for driving its business performance while maintaining the highest standards of quality,” said Bob Kill. “Earning this certification demonstrates that the company is well positioned for profitable and sustainable growth.”

ISO 9001:2015 requires manufacturers to introduce ground-breaking concepts of quality management and continual improvement to its certified organizations. Advocates say it aligns an organization’s strategic direction with their quality management systems and thereby helps it monitor the company’s performance.

“ISO 9001:2015 provides a workable management system that is suitable for our business and improves all areas of our organization,” said Ken Schaff. “It gives customers the confidence that we are working with the highest quality of standards and procedures which in turn help us to provide them with unmatched customer service.”

Custom Turning is a Monticello, Minnesota-based full-service CNC lathe production facility specializing in component design, fabrication, and assembly for a variety of industries including aerospace, agriculture, and defense. Its extensive experience in custom metal machining enables the company to handle every phase of its customers’ projects, from design and prototyping through assembly and finishing.

Custom Turning financed a portion of its ISO certification work through an investment from the Growth Acceleration Program (GAP). GAP is a direct state investment that helps Minnesota manufacturing companies of 250 or fewer full-time employees access business improvement services.

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About Enterprise Minnesota
Enterprise Minnesota is an ISO 9001:2015 certified consulting organization that works with medium and smaller manufacturing enterprises to help them compete and grow profitably, and also serves as the “voice” for the industry, raising visibility and appreciation for the value manufacturers provide our communities and the state’s economy. Our affiliation with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) further positions us to offer clients leading-edge services to improve manufacturing operations and strengthen business.

In the last five years alone Enterprise Minnesota has helped over 510 Minnesota manufacturing companies gain access to strategies that increase efficiency and promote growth. Resulting from the organization’s work, clients have realized a total positive economic impact of over $696 million in sales, reduced costs by over $131 million, invested over $289 million in capital expenditures and modernization and added or retained over 6,600 jobs.

Enterprise Minnesota president & CEO Bob Kill is available for interviews. To schedule an interview, please contact public relations manager, Chris Morse at chris.morse@enterpriseminnesota.org.