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Firan Technology Group Corporation announced today that it has completed and received AS9100D Certification from SAI Global Ltd. for its recently acquired printed circuit board manufacturing facility located in Fredericksburg, Virginia USA (formerly Colonial Circuits Inc.).
This AS9100 certification demonstrates our commitment to quality, compliance and aligns the Quality Management System with the other FTG manufacturing sites to further augment our Aerospace and Defense customer focus strategy.
“We are proud of our focus on quality at FTG. As part of our Operational Excellence strategy, we strive for world-class quality systems and process controls. The AS9100D certification both demonstrates our achievements and is part of our path towards continuous improvement looking forward,” stated Brad Bourne, President and CEO, FTG Corporation. He added, “The AS9100 certification is a key part of the plan to grow FTG Circuits - Fredericksburg and increase FTG’s overall capacity to support our customers.”
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
The British Motor Museum in Warwickshire, housing the world's largest collection of historic British cars, was venue for the 2022 Annual Symposium of the Institute of Circuit Technology on June 8, which attracted a substantial gathering of manufacturers and suppliers from the UK printed circuit industry. ICT chair Emma Hudson reflected upon lessons learned during the pandemic lock-down and how the industry has successfully adapted to circumstances. She commented that the UK’s PCB fabricators are extremely busy, as she introduced an outstanding conference programme including a keynote from the incomparable Happy Holden.
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
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Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
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