Does Efco comply to any external standards
Dave Anderson discusses Efco's approach to compliance standards, emphasizing that while not formally ISO certified, Efco's processes mirror ISO principles of record-keeping and operational consistency ("say what you do, do what you say"). He highlights Efco's adherence to ASTM standards for manufacturing, from threaded products to welding, and the training of welders to AWS standards. This ensures a high level of quality and readiness for certification, despite not having pursued formal ISO certification due to not yet seeing the need for it.
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00:00 - 00:22
We aren't necessarily certified with any, you know, world wide industrial, you know, organizations like ISO or anything like that. But we pretty much copy what ISO is, you know, our process of keeping records of basically say what you do, do what you say. That's basically what ISO is.



00:22 - 00:35
We're not ready for that transition. Yeah, but we do hold, we do run with ASTM standards for all aspects of manufacturing threaded products to welding.



00:35 - 00:41
We bring welders in and train them to AWS standards to before they can become a welder.



00:41 - 00:45
We're pretty well structured like we're ready for those certifications.



00:45 - 00:53
I truly believe we are, but we're just not. We haven't pulled the trigger on getting those certifications, haven't had the need for it just yet.

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But what we've known from what I experience was, is we were able to get there with the system. We still there with the system. The system has what is needed to provide us what we're looking for, because every company, admittedly, is trying to get compliant. If we educate people, if we get people the education that they need and to get over the fear factor, I think 90% of those things can be resolved because most people will go to what they're most familiar with.What I worked with from a different company, but they're not willing to sit down and look at what the demographics are saying. People are into social media now. People are moving fast into fast paced world. But technologies are still antiquated. So there's a disconnect here, right? So while we're moving at a fast pace at home with dragging at work, so why can't we continue that speed while we at work?If your supplier has issues and you're not informed on time, you want to have an alternate supplier in place. If your suppliers are not qualified, you may not know that that needs to happen. And so when you have an integrated system that speaks to itself and is giving you all this data, you literally have the pulse of the organization in your hands as an executive at a money bound access.

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