Team members at PVS produce medical device products in their medical production room. (photo submitted by Neal Bebber)

Polk Vocational Services receives ISO-13485 certification

Published 9:38am Friday, February 1, 2013

After successfully completing both the stage one and stage two audits, Polk Vocational Services (PVS), has received their certificate of registration for ISO-13485, a globally recognized quality standard for the production of medical devices.
By achieving this certification, PVS is now recognized as having a quality management system that meets applicable regulatory and statutory requirements for the manufacturing of their customers’ products.
PVS Quality Control Manager, Floyd Sauve said “We are extremely pleased and proud to attain this certification; however, the quality mission is one with no end and we must continually strive to improve our overall quality management system.”
PVS President, Neal Bebber, said “this certification and the systems that are required to achieve this standard assure our current customers that their products will be produced with quality and repeatability in mind. In addition, this will open up new product and market areas to PVS as this certification gives us instant creditability which is extremely important to a small company selling into a market with many large players.”
PVS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation providing vocational and life skills training to those with barriers to employment. PVS federal and state funding has been significantly decreased and is being offset by their growth in their medical and packaging operations. This growth allows us to continue our mission of providing client services despite the funding declines, Bebber stated.
- article submitted by Neal Bebber

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