Elkay Factories Win
Oak Brook, IL The Elkay Division of Elkay Mfg. Co. has completed a
two-year effort and has achieved certification under the
internationally recognized ISO 9001:2001 standards for total
quality management, the company said.
Certification includes the division’s seven domestic plants and
distribution center, Elkay officials said. It also includes the
division’s functions of sales and marketing, customer service,
engineering, human resources, financial management and information
technology, the company added.
The Oak Brook, IL-based Elkay produces stainless steel sinks and
faucets for the kitchen and bath market, as well as water coolers,
drinking fountains and institutional scullery sinks. Factories are
located in Oak Brook, and in Savanna, IL, St. Charles, IL,
Bolingbrook, IL, Broadview, IL, Lumberton, NC and Ogden, UT.
“We’re tremendously proud of our people, and the team effort
that produced this achievement,” said Elkay Division president Jim
Scott. “We made the decision to pursue division-wide certification
in 1999 because we believe in the best practices that are at the
heart of the ISO program consistent processes and documentation,
coupled with total employee involvement and accountability.
“This puts us in elite company with the finest manufacturers in
the world [and] will help us ensure that our products and support
are the best they can be,” he added