All-Color believes in practicing continuous improvement throughout our operation. The focus being to improve our production process to better service our customers. A primary example of this is through our commitment to producing the best possible final product inspected to exceed customer quality expectations.
The Quality Assurance Manager, Larry Rybowiak works with customers and employees to perfect our in-house quality practices. Clarifying product specifications at all stages of our production ensures customers are satisfied with their final product. Larry continues to lead the charge maintaining our internal quality control processes for materials coming in and out of our facility.
Based on our high-quality service, All-Color has maintained certification and recognition from the powder coating industry. We attribute our positive reputation to our wiliness to implement the latest technologies and our hands-on approach when troubleshooting.
In 2010, All-Color went to great lengths to install a quality assurance laboratory in our facility. The lab was built, “to ensure the highest level of quality that we as a company deem important,” stated Mark Mortensen (President).
Our quality assurance laboratory is equipped with the latest technologies to test the (ASTM) standards for hardness, color, gloss, impact, thickness, adhesion and cure. To optimize their productivity, we regularly monitor our wash systems and ovens.
Larry uses our lab to perform testing according to ASTM standards. We will continue to evolve our practices to meet and even exceed customer expectations.
CERTIFICATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
All-Color Powder Coating is both PCI 3000 and Axalta Coating Systems Star Coater Certified. To obtain and maintain these certifications, All-Color is subjected to an extensive evaluation of its business practices, process elements, equipment capabilities, employee competencies and quality control capabilities through on-site audits conducted by each of these organizations. These certifications indicate to our customers that they will consistently receive a high quality powder coated product with a high level of customer satisfaction. Having these certifications differentiates us from our competition and shows our devotion to quality and customer service excellence within our industry.
POWDER COATING INSTITUTE (PCI) CERTIFICATION
Since September 2010, All-Color Powder Coating has been part of an elite group of custom powder coaters who have obtained the PCI 3000 certification through the Powder Coating Institute (PCI). PCI’s certification program evaluates the company’s business practices, process elements, equipment capabilities, employee competencies and quality control capabilities to ensure a high level of customer service and satisfaction. The ultimate goal of PCI is to improve and enhance the powder coating process within the powder coating industry.
Experienced PCI auditors conducted an on-site audit of All-Color Powder Coating’s facility and processes using a point based system. All-Color Powder Coating received a score of 882 out of a possible 905 for the 2018 audit, qualifying them for immediate certification. A score of at least 547 was required for certification.
“The combination of our new quality assurance (QA) lab, our state-of-the-art equipment and high training and safety standards, made completing the audit the final step affirming that All-Color Powder Coating produces an excellent powder coated product with a high degree of customer satisfaction,” stated Larry Rybowiak, Quality Assurance Specialist for All-Color Powder Coating.
“PCI certification is a significant achievement as it establishes high quality standards and a high level of customer satisfaction for companies within our industry. Passing this audit differentiates us from our competitors,” states Mark Mortensen, President of All-Color Powder Coating. “We take a lot of pride in being one of the few companies to have received PCI 3000 certification which is a confirmation of our ability to provide our customers with a high quality powder coated product and ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction.”
AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS STAR COATER CERTIFICATION
All-Color Powder Coating has joined other custom powder coaters who have obtained Axalta’s Star CoaterSM Certification through Axalta Coating Systems.
As a member of Axalta’s Star CoaterSM Program, All-Color invited Axalta Coating Systems to audit its operations in order to qualify for certified status. The audit examined 10 different areas of the business’ operation including safety, quality, training, and customer satisfaction. An experienced Axalta auditor conducted an on-site audit of All-Color Powder Coating’s facility using a point based system.
“All-Color passed the Star CoaterSM Certified audit with flying colors!” comments Trena Benson, marketing manager for Axalta Coating Systems. “All-Color scored extremely high in all 10 areas of the audit and was granted certification by an independent industry consultant which reviewed the details of the audit.”
Axalta Coating Systems understands the demands on the custom powder coater in today’s marketplace. “We established the Star Coater Program in an effort to assist the custom coater in facing these demands with a continuous improvement mentality and All-Color is a perfect example” said Trena Benson. “Going one step further, to obtain certification, differentiates them as a quality-oriented, customer-focused coater.”
We are proud to have received the Axalta Star CoaterSM Certification. It illustrates our ability to provide our customers with a powder coated product that meets the highest level of standards in the industry today.