Mobil Steel Earns 14th Consecutive AISC Quality Certification
Houston fabricator meets international steel fabrication quality standards
Initially certified in 2001, Mobil Steel completed a diligent re-certification process in 2006 to demonstrate its commitment to quality and to differentiate itself in the steel fabrication industry. Every year since, Mobil Steel has maintained AISC certification.
While Mobil Steel is one of 13 Houston area steel fabrication companies currently AISC-certified as a steel building fabricator, Leonard A. Bedell, President and CEO, Mobil Steel, believes Mobil Steel is one of only a few local steel fabricators that have received AISC certification for 14 consecutive years. He was quick to point out that the AISC certification process continues to evolve and becomes more rigorous to ensure quality to customers.
"Each year, AISC enhances their quality standards to ensure the program provides recognizable value to our customers and reflects a commitment to quality," said Bedell. "As an example, AISC quality certification now exceeds ISO criteria."
AISC conducted a rigorous audit earlier this year which certifies Mobil Steel meets and exceeds the highest industry standards and current ISO standards. AISC certification is the recognized international quality certification program for the structural steel industry.
According to Mark W. Trimble, PE, vice president, certification at AISC, not every company applying for certification will become certified and not all certified companies will remain certified. "To be effective, the audit must be comprehensive, rigorous, and require a company to demonstrate it has the personnel, organization, experience, procedures, knowledge, equipment, and commitment to provide quality products and services."
AISC certification and ISO standards are designed to ensure quality structural steel fabrication. Meeting the standards demonstrates Mobil Steel's commitment to producing quality steel fabrication for customers in industrial and commercial industries.
According to AISC, more steel fabrication projects are requiring certification compliance and more steel fabricators are becoming certified as a way to establish a project's expected level of quality. "The AISC certification program conducts a comprehensive and rigorous audit as a way to provide recognized value to the participant and the construction marketplace,"
"AISC quality certification differentiates Mobil Steel from our competitors and provides us an advantage that our industrial and commercial customers understand,"