FORT SMITH, Ark. (Sept. 25, 2006) — Trans-American Tire's North Little Rock, Ark., retread plant has earned ISO 9001:2000 certification, the retreader said.
Trans-American has been a Bandag retreader for 10 years.
“We're joining a North American network of Bandag dealers to offer consistent, quality results to trucking fleets,” said R. Scott Hembree, chairman of the dealership. “Implementing the Bandag Quality Management System and working towards certification has helped my organization to fine tune our operations. This will be a continuous improvement process, creating ways to better serve our customers.”
ISO, or the International Standards Organization, provides a framework for quality management.
Fort Smith-based Trans-American has nine outlets in Arkansas and Texas that sell Bridgestone, Continental, Firestone, General, Goodyear and Yokohama new tires as well as Bandag retreads.