CLEVELAND, OH, November 18-According to the November 2008 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect business conditions to continue to deteriorate during the next three months. Conducted
MILWAUKEE-BSI Management Systems, a certification body, and the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), the national accreditation body of the United States, have signed an agreement under which ANAB will provide accreditation services to BSI around the world.
GENEVA-On November 14, 2008, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 9001: 2008, Quality Management Systems – Requirements, the latest edition of the standard used worldwide as the framework for quality management systems (QMS).
WASHINGTON, D.C.-The trade figures released by the Commerce Department on October 10 showed that manufactured goods exports continued a rapid growth pace in August, up 15% from August 2007, offering “a positive counterpoint to the otherwise grim economic news from Wall Street,” says Frank Vargo, vice president for international economic affairs of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
Washington, D.C.-The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/ACLASS announce that ACLASS meets the safety requirements for accrediting testing laboratories under the first and second phase of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).
SOUTHFIELD, MI, November 20-A new program launching in early 2009 will allow suppliers to certify to the Automotive Industry Action Group’s (AIAG) Quality Measurement Data (QMD) standard, representing a way