Arc Drilling, Inc. Receives Nadcap Merit Status for Non-Conventional Machining/EDM in Charleston, SC

Nadcap recognizes Arc Drilling, Inc. for its superior performance and commitment to continual improvement in aerospace quality

Arc Drilling, Inc. announces that it has been awarded Nadcap Twenty-Four Month Merit status for Non-Conventional Machining/EDM.

Arc Drilling, Inc. has held Nadcap accreditation since 2009. Having demonstrated their ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications, the Nadcap Task Group has determined that Arc Drilling, Inc. has earned special recognition. This means that, instead of having their next Nadcap audit in twelve months, Arc Drilling, Inc. has been granted an accreditation that lasts twenty-four months.  This status was first awarded to the Cleveland-area facility in 2015, and has been achieved in 2017 for the Charleston facility.

“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. Companies such as Arc Drilling, Inc. go above and beyond achieving Nadcap accreditation to obtain Merit status and they should be justifiably proud of it,” said Joe Pinto, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute. “Benefitting from a less frequent audit schedule reduces audit costs and associated pressures and demonstrates the trust that the aerospace industry has in Arc Drilling, based on their past performance in Nadcap audits. PRI is proud to support continual improvement in the aerospace industry by helping companies such as Arc Drilling be successful and we look forward to continuing to assist the industry moving forward.”




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