Aerospace Quality Certification Process Launched at ITW Heartland

The Manufactured Products division of ITW Heartland has launched a six-month training and quality transformation initiative to become AS9100 certified. AS9100 is an international aerospace standard to attain quality assurance in design, development, production, installation, and servicing for stringent aerospace applications. ITW Heartland already serves several major aerospace clients from its Spiroid division. Achieving AS9100 certification in the Manufactured Products division will extend ITW Heartland’s array of capabilities and products to these notable clients in the future.

“We see this certification process as a very important step for ITW Heartland. Our customers will have the assurance they have partnered with a company who is committed to excellence, quality, reliability, and the highest standards in the industry,” said Brian Baustian, ITW Heartland General Manager.

The certification process is expected to be completed by July 1, 2009.

About ITW Heartland
ITW Heartland is a certified leader in precision engineered machines, parts, gears, and electro-mechanical products. Located in Alexandria, Minnesota, ITW Heartland has four distinct divisions: Spiroid Gearing (design and manufacturing of custom right angle drives, gear boxes and loose gearing); Manufactured Products (low to mid quantity precision machining with a specific expertise in horizontal CNC technology); Strategic Assembly Solutions (complete machine design and assembly services); and ITW Gear Machines (designer and manufacturer of full line of high speed gear inspection and gear burnishing die equipment). As an Illinios Tool Works Company, ITW Heartland operates from a position of financial stability, engineering excellence, and refined manufacturing process.

For more information, visit