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Miles Chemical Obtains ISO 9001:2008 Certification for Anaheim, Calif., Facility

West Coast chemical distributor earns fourth quality certification through CMTC assistance.

Miles Chemical, a full-line chemical services company with headquarters in Arleta, Calif., has obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification for their Anaheim facility. The organization previously acquired ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications as well as the National Association of Chemical Distributor’s Responsible Distribution Process (RDP) verification, making it the only known chemical distributor with all four quality management standards in place.

“Over the past four years, the combination of these quality initiatives and new market development and acquisition has transformed our business from chemical distribution to chemical services,” said Anthony Miles, president of Miles Chemical. “The quality services our customers and suppliers provide is partly dependent on who they do business with. We have seen and heard it through their external quality audits. They want local material and resources available when they need it. With our two facilities (for distribution and blending), analytical lab, tech service capabilities and environmental services, we are here to support their organizations." 

ISO 9001:2008 is the International Organization of Standardization’s certification that verifies an organization is utilizing an internationally recognized quality management system. ISO 14001:2004 is the certification for Environmental Management Systems, OHSAS 18001 is the Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Services’ authentication for Health and Safety Management Systems and RDP verification signifies responsible distribution practices.

Founded in 1996, Miles Chemical’s services include chemical distribution, environmental services, chemical formulating/ blending, third-party warehousing/transportation, technical support and laboratory services.

CMTC, a private, nonprofit corporation helping Southern California manufacturers become more competitive, assisted Miles Chemical obtain all four certifications. "Throughout these qualification processes, CMTC was there and offered us the same kind of local support that our customers expect of us," Miles added.

For more information about Miles Chemical and its services, call 818-504-3355 or visit www.mileschemical.com. For more information about manufacturing certifications, call CMTC at 310-263-3018 or visit www.cmtc.com.

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CMTC, a private, nonprofit corporation established in 1992, is an affiliate of NIST HMEP, under the Federal Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (HMEP) program, a network of more than 60 centers across the country that provide assistance to small, medium and large manufacturers. CMTC serves Fresno to San Diego/Imperial County.

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