Company Recognized For Commitment to Excellence and Quality Assurance
STREETSBORO, OHIO — November 11, 2009 — The Step2® Company is proud to announce that it has recently been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification from STR-Registrar, LLC an ANSI/ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accredited Certification Body for its plant and office locations in Streetsboro and Perrysville, Ohio and their plant in Fort Valley, Ga. ISO certification, the globally recognized quality management system standard, verifies that Step2′s processes and procedures consistently meet the highest measure for delivering quality products, services and support to its customers.
Step2, based in Streetsboro, Ohio, is the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys and the world’s largest rotational molder of children’s and home products, including children’s play kitchens, playhouses, outdoor toys and ride on toys, as well as home products such as mailboxes, outdoor furniture and trash cans.
“The Step2 family members are extremely proud of this accomplishment and it shows what can be achieved when everyone works together towards a goal,” said Dave Orr, Director of Quality Systems and Lean Manufacturing for The Step2 Company.
ISO 9001 certification is a quality management standard that is recognized throughout the world by a set of requirements that businesses can follow in order to achieve consistently high level of quality in their products, services and general manner in which they operate. This certification assures that The Step2 Company products are designed, manufactured, tested and shipped by a documented system that meets the rigorous requirements of ISO 9001.
To earn ISO certification, companies contract with a registrar for three years to audit and confirm they are focused on meeting customer requirements, by measuring themselves for continual improvement, effective internal communications, effective training, effective process control, and especially, effective customer satisfaction.
Scott Levin, President and CEO of the Step2 Company said, “This is a distinguished recognition and certification of a well—established quality process for key business processes from product development through manufacturing and distribution, and sales order through collection. We’re proud of our efforts to continually improve our processes and to be recognized and licensed by this esteemed organization.”