October 1st, 2018 – Goshen Stamping welcomed several groups of local 8th grade students into their facility as part of National Manufacturing Day. The student’s visit included a tour of our manufacturing facilities as well as career pathway discussions including engineering, design, accounting, sales, customer service and production. Goshen Stamping was 1 of 77 companies in Elkhart County to open their doors to the youngsters with the intent to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and local innovators. MFG Day is a national grassroots movement to enhance the perception of modern manufacturing, connect with the next generation and build a talent pipeline to solve the skills gap crisis. Led nationwide by the Manufacturing Institute, the social impact arm of the National Association of Manufacturers.
October 1, 2018 – Eric Kus, Goshen Stamping president attended the fall meeting of the American Ladder Institute in Nashville Tennessee September 30th and October 1st 2018. At the meeting, technical standards for ladder manufacturers were discussed. Ladder safety and the March 2019 Ladder Safety Month were also reviewed. Other current government actions were considered as they impact our industry. The meeting was attended by all major manufacturers of ladders in North America.
Nearly 70 PMA, NTMA and Women in Manufacturing members traveled to Washington D.C., April 17-18, 1018, to participate in the 10th annual One Voice Legislative Conference. Among those attending the conference was Goshen Stamping’s president, Eric Kus. These manufacturing leaders visited 120 congressional offices to share the industry’s views with elected representatives and their staffs on key issues, including workforce development and the steel and aluminum tariffs.
Goshen, Indiana. (Nov. 5, 2017) – Goshen Stamping, LLC announced the successful completion of its International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 audit.. The audit’s objective is to set international requirements for quality management systems.
The audit was performed by SAI Global on September 20th through the 22nd, and Goshen Stamping passed the most recent version of the audit with zero non-conformances, the best result possible. The internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard is applicable to any manufacturing or service industry.
“This certification confirms that our quality management system consistently ensures outstanding products that meet or exceed our customers’ needs.” said Randy Kamp, Quality Manager for Goshen Stamping. “Our team is incredibly proud to be recognized for our exemplary safety record and continuous improvements to our processes.” added company President, Eric Kus.
According to ISO, achieving 9001:2015 certification means that an organization has demonstrated the following:
• Customer focus
• Innovation of people
• Systematic approach to management
• Continual improvement
• Factual approach to decision-making
• Mutually beneficial supplier relations
The newest version of the ISO 9001 certification contains key updates including an emphasis on risk-based thinking to enhance the application of the process approach, improved applicability for services and increased leadership requirements.
Eric Kus, President of Goshen Stamping, LLC participated in the Precision Metalworking Association “One Voice” program in Washington DC on May 2nd and 3rd 2017.
This is an opportunity to meet with various congressional representatives to present our legislative priorities. Primary focus was training and educational support programs for the metal working industry, tax reform and international trade agreements.
Eric met with Indiana Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young and Congressmen Jim Banks, Luke Messer, Todd Rokita, Trey Hollingsworth and congresswoman Jackie Walorski.
It was a very productive group and meeting and we were able to voice our ideas and concerns to our representatives in person.
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