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IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Alternative Manufacturing Inc. (AMI) located in Winthrop, Maine. An employee-owned company whose products are found worldwide, AMI places an emphasis on continuous improvement and exceeding expectations. By following these simple rules the company successfully completed an intensive audit, based on two of IPC's foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies.
Moving forward with the QML certification allowed the company to tighten up their processes and products, emphasizing their goals of continuous improvement. AMI met or exceeded the requirements for the electronics industry's rigorous classification, Class 2, which is intended for dedicated service electronics products. As a result, the company becomes an IPC-trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices. You can find AMI on the trusted sources list of suppliers found on IPC's QML/QPL (Qualified Product Listing) database at www.ipcvalidation.org.
Greg Boyd, president and CEO of AMI stated, “We appreciated the collaborative approach that Randy Cherry, director of validation services, brought to the IPC-J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 process on site.” He further stated, “His insight and depth of knowledge provided tangible recommendations that contribute to our company motto, ‘A Little Better Everyday.’ We are proud to achieve the certification recognition and remain convinced that this service continues to add value to our organization.”
IPC's Validation Services QPL/QML Program was developed to promote supply chain verification. It also provides auditing and certification of electronics companies' products and identifies processes which conform to IPC standards.
“Different from other audit programs, IPC's Validation Services programs uniquely provide technical and in-depth assessments of products and processes in accordance with IPC standards,” said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. “We are pleased to especially recognize the QML for AMI on becoming a member of IPC's network of trusted QML suppliers.”