Rajant Corporation has been certified as ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001:2015-compliant after an extensive audit of the company’s internal operations. This ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) certification was achieved on March 7, 2019. It demonstrates Rajant’s compliance with the development, technical support, and manufacturing of secure network radios at its Morehead, Kentucky facility.
Rajant joined a consortium of Kentucky manufacturers put together by the Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED) who partnered with the Advantage Kentucky Alliance (AKA) to assist participant companies, like Rajant, with the development and implementation of an ISO 9001 compliant quality management system. AKA provided Rajant with training and company-centric activities, such as group training, documentation writing, auditor training, and auditing to assist them with the development of a quality management system that met all the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard.
According to SKED’s Executive Director Brett Traver: “Appalachian Regional Commission contributed funding, which helped lower the cost of the consulting services for Rajant’s ISO certification. The funding came through SKED as part of our Supplier Education and Economic Development program as we work with companies in Eastern Kentucky to better position themselves for business with the federal government and large suppliers.”
Rajant completed the development of their QMS in six months and passed their certification audit to ISO 9001:2015 on their first pass. Advantage Kentucky Alliance (AKA) considers Rajant a collaborative success story of what AKA strives to do for many deserving companies within their region. Scott Broughton, AKA’s Center Director, as well as AKA’s Quality Program Manager Tom Ades worked closely with Rajant.
“It’s been an honor to have played a part in this milestone achievement for our company,” stated Dave Keeton, Rajant’s Morehead Manufacturing Manager. “The dynamic combination of our world-class technology, amazing personnel, and globally certified Quality Management System, further enhances the excitement we have for our future.”
Scott Broughton added: “The Rajant Team, led by Dave Keeton, was exceptional to work with. Their senior management team made gaining ISO 9001:2015 certification a top priority, enabling an efficient and systematic implementation schedule.”