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Westfield Steel Earns Another ISO Certification

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November 20, 2017

WESTFIELD, Ind. – Following a long and demanding review process, Westfield Steel Inc. was re-certified under the new ISO 9001:2015.  “We are pleased that we achieved the re-certification.  We have been certified since 2008, and the new 2015 standard will help us improve our quality.” said the company’s President & CFO, Fritz Prine.  “While companies have until 2018 to upgrade to the new standard, we decided it was important to put in the effort over the past year so that we could improve our quality to the customers. The new standard adds more focus to managing risk and continuous improvement.”

About ISO

ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. An organization aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. All the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides.

About Westfield Steel 

Westfield Steel is an independent, family-owned, full-line steel service center. Headquartered in Westfield, Indiana, the company was founded in 1977 and has grown to accommodate customers’ needs and credits its success to quality people and the capacity to provide customers quality steel and processing. The company’s main processing center is in Westfield, has an additional production facility in Terre Haute, Indiana, and has a manufacturing and distribution facaility in Springfield, Ohio.  To learn more visit www.westfieldsteel.com.

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Fritz Prine

About Fritz Prine

Fritz is the President & CFO at Westfield Steel. He oversees the daily operations and is involved with the strategic vision of the company. Fritz has been with Westfield Steel since 2007. Before joining the team, Fritz worked with General Electric and GE Capital for 16 years. He started in finance through GE’s Financial Management Program after graduating from Syracuse University. At GE, he successfully moved from finance, to manufacturing, to sales, and then to acquisitions. He relishes in change and enjoys developing people.

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