GRAY, La. – Danos is proud to announce that the company’s Amelia, La.-based fabrication facility has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system (QMS). Two of Danos’ other locations – the Larose fabrication shop and headquarters in Gray, La. – are already ISO 9001:2008 certified.
The ISO 9001:2008 standard is an important benchmark for quality based on recognized principles of superior quality control, including strong customer focus, motivation of top leaders, decision-making and commitment to continual improvement. Earning the certification requires an accredited third-party auditing organization to thoroughly review a company’s internal QMS processes to ensure they are capable of consistently delivering a service that reliably meets customer needs and expectations. Danos is now fully certified by ABS-QE for ISO 9001:2008 QMS for production workforce, fabrication, construction and coating services.
“We are proud of achieving ISO certification and what this means to our organization,” said Mark Danos, vice president of projects. “This helps us to continue to raise the standard that we have set to deliver high-quality products to meet or exceed our customers’ needs.”
In addition, Danos’ fabrication shop in Amelia has received the American Society of Engineers (ASME) “U” and “R” stamp certifications for the fabrication and repair of boiler and pressure vessels. With the capacity to handle large-scale fabrication projects, the Amelia yard includes 120,000 square feet of fabrication area, including 94,000 square feet under roof. Situated on Bayou Boeuf, the facility’s more than 18 feet of water depth makes load-out easy for barges traveling to and from the Gulf of Mexico.
These industry certifications are evidence of Danos’ continuing commitment to providing the highest level of quality and customer service. The ISO 9001:2008 certification (created by the International Organization for Standardization) establishes Danos as a company that uses resources efficiently and has the right processes and people in place to consistently deliver on, and even exceed, customer expectations.