ST. LOUIS ― Tacony Corporation, the manufacturer of Riccar and Simplicity
vacuum cleaners, recently received 9001:2000 approval from the International
Organization for Standardization (ISO) to become officially registered.
To receive ISO 9001:2000 approval, Tacony had to meet 20 sets of quality
systems requirements. This quality assurance model applies to organizations
that design, develop, produce, install and service products.
“For a manufacturing facility, receiving ISO registration is the equivalent of
passing the bar exam,” said Ken Tacony, president and chief executive officer at
Tacony. “It took every person in the Tacony manufacturing organization to
ensure compliance. We are very proud of our staff and equally as proud to now
carry the ISO certification.”
Complimenting Tacony on the completeness of its quality management system,
the ISO audit team’s final report concluded that the company’s system is
effective while pointing to several Tacony strengths including:
“The adoption of this quality management system was a strategic decision by
Tacony and will enable us to better control cost, product quality and drive our
continuous improvement processes,” said Tacony. “The strengths listed in the
ISO report are a direct result of all the hard work everyone put into becoming
successfully compliant with the ISO standard.”
A non-governmental organization, the ISO helps both product and service
oriented organizations achieve standards of quality that are recognized and
respected throughout the world.
The ISO audit was conducted at Tacony’s facility in St. James, Mo., where the
company manufactures its two lines of vacuum cleaners: Riccar and Simplicity.
Tacony also distributes and develops a variety of other consumer products,
including sewing machines and software, ceiling fans, floor care parts and
equipment, commercial carpet care equipment, and commercial floor care
equipment. Tacony has six distribution centers nationwide, including St. James,
Mo.; St. Louis; Fullerton, Calif.; Carlstadt, N.J.; Fort Worth, Texas; and
Jacksonville, Fla. For more information, visit www.tacony.com.
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