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Universal Stainless Achieves Nadcap and ISO 17025 Lab Testing Certifications for Dunkirk Facility

10/2/2013 - Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. has achieved both Nadcap and ISO 17025 lab testing certifications at its Dunkirk Specialty Steel facility in Dunkirk, N.Y.
Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) is the leading worldwide cooperative accreditation program of major companies and their suppliers designed to manage a cost-effective consensus approach to special processes and products and provide continual improvement within the aerospace and defense industries. Nadcap's mission includes providing international, unbiased, independent manufacturing process and product assessments and certification services.
 
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer of voluntary International Standards.  Developed through global consensus, International Standards provide state-of-the-art specifications for products, services and good practice. ISO 17025 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It is applicable to all organizations performing tests and/or calibrations, including laboratories where testing and/or calibration forms part of inspection and product certification.
 
"We are pleased to have met the demanding industry certifications for lab testing at our Dunkirk Specialty Steel facility," commented Chris Zimmer, vice president of sales and marketing.   "All our facilities combined now constitute a single manufacturing system. Earning required industry certifications for each is essential to our strategic move toward premium alloys and more technologically advanced products for our targeted markets, including aerospace, oil & gas and power generation."      
 

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., headquartered in Bridgeville, Pa., manufactures and markets semi-finished and finished specialty steels, including stainless steel, tool steel and certain other alloyed steels. The company's products are used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, power generation, oil and gas, and heavy equipment manufacturing. Established in 1994, the company, with its experience, technical expertise, and dedicated workforce, stands committed to providing the best quality, delivery, and service possible.