June 2015 — RMF had a successful TS 16949 Re-Assessment Audit for two of its facilities and received a recommendation for re-certification. Congratulations to Cecelia Miller, Quality Manager, and all of the RMF team for their dedication and hard work in preparing for this audit. Every area of RMF was audited extensively, and each RMF associate presented themselves with clarity and confidence.
Roy Metal Finishing (RMF) has been named the best finishing shop in the U.S., according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing magazine, a trade publication which has covered the industry since 1938.
The magazine conducted an extensive benchmarking survey that analyzed a company in several different areas, including Current Finishing Technology, Finishing Practices and Performances, Business Strategies and Performances, and Training and Human Resources. Only the top 50 shops were given the honor of being a Products Finishing magazine ‘Top Shop’ based on a scoring matrix of those four criteria.
“RMF has established itself as one of the best finishing operations in the industry,” said Tim Pennington, editor of Products Finishing magazine. “The criteria we used was very stringent and only the finishing shops that excelled in all four areas made the list. They are in rare air when it comes to finishing operations.”
RMF operates three locations in the Upstate of South Carolina and offers a wide range of corrosion resistant coatings to the automotive, heavy truck, recreational and industrial vehicle markets.
“We are extremely excited and pleased to be named Products Finishing magazine’s ‘Top Shop’,” said John Pazdan, President of RMF. “Our employees and management team have worked very hard to be the best in the industry, and to provide our customers with quality service.”
Pazdan said, “Growth has come through a continued willingness to change. Our industry continues to evolve as our customers look for better, more environmentally friendly solutions to corrosion issues. Add to this the fact that the US manufacturers are continuously looking to reduce cost and eliminate non-value added steps in the supply chain. Our company is well positioned to assist and this is the framework of our strategic plan.” Pazdan added. “It also helps that we operate in a state with an excellent business climate and skilled talent to meet our customers’ needs.”
RMF was awarded an excellent record of compliance for 2014 by Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) on May 5, 2015 for assisting ReWa in providing a cleaner environment in the Greenville, SC, area. In addition, RMF was also awarded a Certificate of Recognition for its commitment to good environmental stewardship. Click here to see the Press Release.