Bob Pittard

last updated 12/8/2017

Bob Pittard

Plant Manager at Cargill Incorporated

151 N Main St., Wichita, Kansas, United States
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Cargill: News and Info: Press Releases: 1997: Cargill Steel Wire's Nashville Service Center Earns QS 9000, ISO 9000 Quality Registrations

Before a company can be eligible for QS 9000 distinction it already must have achieved ISO 9002," said Bob Pittard, plant manager of Cargill Steel & Wire's Nashville operations."The certifications verify that our employees have met or exceeded the highest standards of safety performance, quality production and customer service," he said. Pittard said ISO stands for the International Organization for Standardization, which was founded to develop a common worldwide set of manufacturing, trade and communications standards.The numerical designation, 9002, specifically applies to manufacturing businesses' quality, service, production and safety practices. Pittard said that NSF International, Ann Arbor, Mich., is the authorized management consulting organization that certified the Nashville operation's ISO and QS quality. He noted that the operation also completed more than 1 million worker hours without a lost-time accident last month, further signifying Cargill Steel & Wire's commitment to employee safety and safety training. The Nashville service center provides automotive-industry and other customers with cutting and slitting of coiled steels to meet their specifications.As an additional service, it also cleans iron oxide from the steel in a hydrochloric-acid-bath-process known as pickling. Pittard said that Cargill Steel & Wire was recognized for its customer service in 1996 as one of the top five steel service centers in the United States by Jacobsen & Associates, an independent research firm that analyzes the steel and steel-related industries.

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