FEATURED /// Apr 12, 2022
ADS, INC. EARNS AS9100 CERTIFICATION
A new top-level industry certification will allow Virginia Beach-based defense contractor ADS to better compete for valuable contracts in the aerospace industry.
Awarded in February after months of meticulous preparation, the “AS9100” certification – “Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations” - is the pinnacle for companies looking to succeed in the aerospace industry. It ensures that ADS meets the industry’s highest quality performance standards and satisfies all internal, governmental, and regulatory requirements.
“This is next-level for ADS,” said ADS Director of Corporate Quality Kim Hulin. “We had to look at our processes, product safety, suppliers, everything – our entire quality system had to be compliant.”
And it was. The certification now gives ADS the ability to compete for new contracts in the aerospace industry that weren’t previously available to the company, Hulin said. It also represents yet another major accomplishment for a company that started inside the small Lynnhaven Dive Center serving Navy divers in the late 1990s.
“ADS has succeeded over the last two decades by finding uniquely valuable supply chain solutions for clients in the U.S. military, law enforcement and first responder communities,” said ADS Chief Executive Officer Jason Wallace. “This certification expands our ability to do that, and we know that when we succeed, the entire Hampton Roads economy succeeds. And we’re very proud to call this military community home.”
All customers have access to their rep during business hours, or an emergency line at 866.845.3012 any other time. We are here when you need us.
FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE:
Over a quarter of our employees are Veterans. We have first-hand knowledge of the challenges you face and how important it is to be available and responsive when you need us.
Not only is ADS headquartered in a military town, but most of our staff have a military family. Because of that, customer satisfaction feels personal. That’s why we are committed to doing what we say we’re going to do.
We understand you have a choice when deciding where to buy what you need. Our goal is to provide service that is second-to-none—so you don’t think twice about calling us first.
We will only commit when we are 100% confident we can follow through. This means, we'll provide a quote only if we know we can meet your time constraints.
We commit to meeting or exceeding our customers’ delivery requirements.