MI Windows’ QMS Exceeds AAMA Certification Requirements

August 18th, 2015 by Trey Barrineau

MI Windows and Doors (MIWD) reports that it is now using a Quality Management System (QMS) that exceeds the recently announced American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association (AAMA) 103-15 procedural certification program.

According to the company, manufacturers must exhibit a comprehensive and stringent quality management program in each of their manufacturing facilities to be accepted into the program. MIWD says it’s one of the first companies to be accepted into the AAMA 103-15 procedural certification program in the U.S.

The new AAMA 103-15 program extends the time approval period of air, water, and structural testing from four years to ten years – five years initially with an additional five years granted if the QMS program continues to meet the procedural certification program requirements. The program emphasis is now on rigorous daily and weekly quality tests and inspections instead of a single laboratory certification test.

MIWD’s QMS program is based on part, assembly, and finished-product inspections throughout its production lines in all of its manufacturing facilities. According to the company, every team member will scrutinize each component they receive and may reject any part, assembly, or finished product that does not conform to MIWD’s quality standards.

In addition to the series of internal inspections, the company says its supply-chain partners conduct their own quality checks before sending components to its manufacturing facilities.

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