FN Manufacturing Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Chemical Processing

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FN Manufacturing, LLC Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Chemical Processing

Nadcap Recognizes Company for its Commitment to Continual Improvement in Aerospace Quality

(McLean, VA – September 8, 2014)  FN America, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Columbia, SC subsidiary, FN Manufacturing, has received the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) accreditation for chemical processing.  By doing so, the company will remain on the Defense Logistics Agency’s Qualified Supplier List of Manufacturers (DLA QSLM).

“After months of preparation, process improvement, systems implementation and training, we are pleased to have earned such an important industry accreditation,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO of FN America.  “This accreditation not only allows FN America to continue its proud history of supporting the U.S. military as a qualified small arms supplier, but it also showcases the company’s continued commitment to exceeding the industry’s already high quality standards.”

Nadcap is a global cooperative accreditation program for aerospace engineering, defense and related industries.  Manufacturers are certified to the Nadcap standard for chemical processes such as phosphate coating by The Performance Review Institute (PRI).  To become certified, a manufacturer must document and submit information showing conformance to DLA QSLM requirements and pass a conformance audit.

“Achieving Nadcap accreditation is not easy; it is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies those who excel at manufacturing quality product through superior special processes,” said Joe Pinto, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at PRI.  “Companies such as FN America work hard to obtain this status and they should be justifiably proud of it.”

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About FN America

FN America, Inc., is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality, reliable firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers.  Headquartered in McLean, VA with manufacturing operations in Columbia, SC, the company is passionately committed to providing its customers with a portfolio of products, training and support services that will enhance their performance and safeguard their lives.  For more information, visit us at www.fnhusa.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Nadcap

Created in 1990 by SAE Inc., Nadcap is administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute.  PRI exists to advance the interests of the mobility and related industries through development of performance standards and administration of quality assurance, accreditation, and certification programs, as well as related activities for the benefit of industry, government and the general public.  PRI works closely with industry to understand their emerging needs and offers customized solutions in response. Learn more at www.p-r-i.org or contact PRI at PRINadcap@sae.org.