TWINSBURG, OhioNov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Great Lakes Fasteners, Inc. and sister companies Nut & Bolt Fastening Solutions and CMI Industries, Inc. received the prestigious AS9100 certification for their quality management systems today.  Additionally, all their companies will soon be listed in the Online Aerospace Supplier Information System (OASIS) that is maintained by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG).  This global organization unites suppliers with aviation, space, and defense companies to deliver value and efficiency to their supply chain.

“The achievement of AS9100 certification places our fastener distributors in very elite company,” states Kevin Weidinger, President of Great Lakes Fasteners, Nut & Bolt Fastening, and CMI Industries, Inc.  “Very few fastener distributors internationally have made the ultimate commitment to adhere to AS9100, the strictest of quality standards.  We believe this move will open many doors for us and further propel the growth of our enterprise,” continued Weidinger.

“The company has a robust Quality Management System and good control over processes.  Their ERP system ‘InxSQL’ used for inventory management is a very effective computing tool and provides real time access and strong control of inventory,” states Tammy McAlpin, AEA Lead Auditor for Smithers Quality Assessments.  “The companies’ employees are knowledgeable about their job responsibilities and processes audited were very consistent across all locations,” continued McAlpin.

AS9100 certification is often required by major aerospace manufacturers and is endorsed by all major aerospace regulators, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), US Department of Defense (DoD), International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  The standard is also respected within the oil and gas, transportation and technology communities.

Great Lakes Fasteners, Inc., Nut & Bolt Fastening Solutions, and CMI Industries, Inc. are leading distributors of fasteners, packaging services and innovative inventory solutions to manufacturers across the globe.  GLF, CMI and Nut & Bolt have locations in Ohio and New York.  All distributors are ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 certified.

If you would like more information on this business please contact: Kevin Weidinger by calling (800) 589-4578 or email him at



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