(SARASOTA, Fla., September 16, 2014) Chism Manufacturing Solution LLC, the Manasota SCORE 2012 Client of the Year, moved into an expanded facility in 2013, doubled sales volume to $1 million, and recently earned two certifications from NSF International Strategic Registrations: ISO9001:2008 for Quality Management and AS9100 for Aerospace Management Systems.
To earn the certifications, the company engaged in a rigorous eight-month training program for all of its employees and management, and it passed a series of required in-depth audits. The training program was funded in part by a grant from Workforce Florida and provided by the Advanced Resources Center for Business.
CMS manufactures electronic and cable harness wiring products for commercial customers and the aerospace industry. The AS9100 certification is endorsed or required by all major aerospace manufacturers, and the ISO9001 assures commercial customers that their work will be completed using quality management systems.
“These certifications are crucial to our company’s growth strategy,” says Dave Chism, president and founder of CMS. “They show our commitment to high quality products and management.”
Chism acknowledges that the company continues to benefit from the assistance of Manasota SCORE mentor Richard “King” Barnard. Barnard has worked with Chism over the past four years as the business grew from the original 3 part-time employees to 10 employees. He has brought other SCORE mentors in to offer CMS a full range of expert advice for managing and growing the business.
Manasota SCORE (www.manasota.score.org) is the local chapter of SCORE, a national, nonprofit organization started in 1964. SCORE has 320 chapters and over 11,000 mentors, seasoned business executives who donate their time providing education and mentoring services for people who are starting a new or growing an existing business.
Manasota SCORE has over 40 volunteers providing education and mentoring services in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The organization conducts two sets of workshops on an on-going basis: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, and Specialized Workshops. They also host the Success Strategies for Business Owners and provide a wide range of online courses in English and Spanish at www.manasota.score.org. To contact Manasota SCORE, visit the website or call 941.955.1029.
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