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ARM 9009 Standard Surpasses ISO 9001 For Firearms and

Armoring Quality Certification

Qualified manufacturers flocking to ARM 9009 for firearms and armoring certification to upgrade or replace
their 'one size fits all' ISO 9001 certification
( Several years ago, the American Board of Accredited Certifications assembled an indeendent
committee to the address the !uality and safety issues of firearms and armoring systems for military ersonnel,
criminal "ustice agencies, #.S. embassies, and consumers. $he committee learned there %as a critical need for an
imroved !uality management rogram among manufacturers of firearms and armoring systems %hich failed to
be met by the !uality management standard IS& '((). As a result, AR* '((' %as released in +(), as an
industry secific standard offering ma"or advantages over the -one si.e fits all- IS& '(().
AR* '((' (htt/00%%%.AR*'(('.com) is a highly seciali.ed standard that has been universally acceted by
firearms and armoring manufacturers and suliers as %ell as comanies that manufacturer or suly arts,
comonents and materials to the firearms and0or armoring industry. AR* '((' certifications aly to all
manufacturers, machine shos, metal fabricators, %elding shos, lastic molders, and suliers of various arts,
comonents, forgings, tubing, fasteners, metals, lastics and other materials used in the roduction of firearms
and armoring systems. Comanies %ho %ish to become AR* '((' certified must comly %ith additional
re!uirements beyond IS& '(() that are secific to the industry.
1AR* '((' is not an e2tension of IS& '(() but rather, a more robust and client3centered certification rogram
in %hich audits are system3secific and recisely comrehensive to the firearms and armoring industry,1 said
4enry 5roger, so6esman for ABAC. 4e added, 1AR* '((' focuses e2clusively on the firearms and armoring
sectors, and is the only designated !uality management registration %ith this secific designation e2tending to
federal, state, local, and international mar6ets.
ABAC recently introduced its ne% AR* '((' intro video (htt/;(<%)
%hich sho%cases the safety, erformance, integrity and strength in %hich the standard offers the firearms and
armoring industries. ABAC lans to broadcast the intro on various cable ne%s stations, television net%or6s and
online media to inform businesses and consumers of the imortance of AR* '((' certification.
About the American Board of Accredited Certifications (ABAC)
$he American Board of Accredited Certifications (htt/ %as founded by a grou of !uality
rofessionals in +((, %ith roots dating bac6 to )'',. $oday, ABAC is the leading indeendent accreditation
board in the #nited States %ith association members, signatories, regional accreditation grous, and international
observer organi.ations. 9ith cororate head!uarters on *adison Avenue, =e% ;or6 City, ABAC %as created out
of necessity to bring an indeendent oversight imartial of numerous so3called >official? accreditation boards.
ABAC oversees accreditation and certification bodies assuring integrity, cometency, and fair cometition in the
!uality community. ABAC accredits certifications based on the fundamental rinciles of accountability, ethical
conduct, and commitment to !uality.
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