Quality Magazine recently published its annual Quality Leadership 100, a list of top-performing plants across the country for their dedication to quality. Clinkenbeard, a Rockford-based company that specializes in the rapid production of complex metal castings and machined parts, was named #16 on a list of the top 100.
Companies were evaluated on continuous improvement and internal quality programs in place; contribution of quality to profitability and shareholder value; average number of hours monthly that employees receive quality training; scrap and rework as a percentage of sales; warranty costs as a percentage of sales; and registration to various standards such as ISO 9001.
"It’s an honor for our plant to be recognized among the best of the best," says Karen Spencer, Quality Manager for Clinkenbeard. "The entire team at Clinkenbeard takes great pride in the work we do on a daily basis. It’s gratifying to see an outside source recognize us for our continuous dedication to quality."