Idaho Falls and Nampa Facilities Earn Top 25 Score for Quality in NPCA’s Plant Certification Program
IDAHO FALLS — NAMPA, Idaho – Two Oldcastle Precast Idaho facilities, Idaho Falls and Nampa, received the 2015 Quality Merit Award for outstanding commitment to quality from the National Precast Concrete Association in recognition for scoring in the top 25 in their annual NPCA Plant Certification Program.
Where about 400 plants participated, Idaho Falls and Nampa both scored in the top 25. This achievement ranks Oldcastle Precast’s Idaho Falls and Nampa plants in the top seven percent of all NPCA certified plants, and it builds on the company’s commitment to producing high-quality precast concrete products. The NPCA certification covers both facilities’ full line of precast reinforced concrete products.
“This is a significant accomplishment that places both plants in the top 7% of all NPCA certified plants,” said Oldcastle Precast Site Manager Cache Elzinga. “Mike Blackham, our Idaho Managing Engineer, leads the way for both plants in our constant pursuit to manufacture products to the highest quality.”
Managing Engineer Mike Blackham commented, “Our Nampa Quality Control department, led by Dustin Sigman QC Manager and QC Technician Josh Kunerth, received this award four times in the last five years. Furthermore, the Idaho Falls Quality Control department, managed by Kirk Burnside, QC Manager, and QC Technician Brandon Cox, recently had their 2016 NPCA review and received a score of 100%.”
Site Manager Cache Elzinga stated that both Quality Control departments have done an outstanding job and have assisted in changing the culture in the plants to a “Safety and Quality First” mentality. “It takes a substantial amount hard work and dedication to work in the Quality Control department. Our quality assurance and quality control measures ensure compliance with all contractual specifications, mandatory regulations, and quality standards. The Quality Control department employees do the job right and make certain that our products and services are safe, reliable, and of good quality,” Cache remarked.
Participation in the NPCA Plant Certification Program affirms an ongoing commitment to producing high-quality precast concrete products. Oldcastle Precast, committed to quality, continually strives to become the standard of quality products and services in the precast construction industry. Our main goal is to deliver the highest level of quality in products, services, and people in the market we supply. Dedication to continuous improvement in product design, raw materials, manufacturing processes, safety, employee education, and customer service is our primary goal.
NPCA’s Quality Assurance Committee is pleased to extend its congratulations to the entire team at both Oldcastle Precast facilities.
The National Precast Concrete Association honors the Top 25 plants, in the United States, in its Plant Certification program based on a ranking of the top scores received during the 2015 audit of all NPCA-certified plants. Ranking in the top 25, places the plant among the top 7% in NPCA’s Plant Certification program.
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