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Quality Links and Partners


American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC)
British Standards Institute (BSI)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board



(Note: for a complete list of A2LA accredited labs go to the A2LA web site at
A&A Calibration- Michigan
Cal Labs - Illinois and Wisconsin is an online resource for calibration labs offering directories, careers, resources and events for the calibration industry.
Edmund Gages - Connecticut
GagedoctR, LLC - Connecticut
Instrument Calibration Service, Inc. - Georgia
Martin Calibration - Minnesota
Metrology Support Group - Minnesota
Midwest Calibration and Repair - Minnesota
Precision Repair and Calibration - Minnesota
Quality Calibration Labs - Wisconsin and Minnesota
Transcat - New York
United Standards Labs, (952) 823-2616 - Minnesota


Addstan Management

APPLIED GEOMETRICS, INC. For over 20 years, professionals at AGI have helped Global manufacturers dramatically reduce rejects and increase profits through successful implementation of GD&T. AGI offers GD&T training via on-site seminars, side-by-side project management, public seminars and coming soon on-line training. Applied Geometrics, Inc. is committed to train manufacturing industry's personnel how to realize a higher return on investment by utilizing a standardized, concise and internationally accepted language of engineering expression known as GD&T. For more information call AGI at (708) 867-5927 or send us an e-mail.

AQS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, Inc. provides consulting, ISO training, coaching, and project assistance in support of organizational improvement and implementation of international management system standards. They provide consultation and training in ISO-related courses such as ISO 9001:2008 RABQSA Certified Lead Auditor, ISO 13485 Medical Lead Auditor as well as other course offerings and ISO consultation.

CL Tech provides Audit records and facilities in reference to FDA, EPA, NRCand OSHA guidelines, Validate process, facility, equipment, test method, and systems (IQ,OQ, PQ), Advise on Quality Assurance / Validations needs, Implement QSR, QS, GMP, GLP, ISO 9000 into all phases of the company, Analyze product failure and product or process development, Research and assist in the development of microbiological, chemistry and other relevant means of monitoring processes (SQC), Develop and implement Safety and Industrial Hygiene (per cal&fed OSHA.), Manage DHF (design history file), design transfer, and documentation system, Manage hazard analysis, fault tree analysis (FTA), and failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), Develop laboratory facilities and testing procedures, Develop and implement a metrology and maintenance program using ANSI and ASTM regs.

Hybarger Consulting specializes in cost and quality improvements for Six Sigma & continuous improvement projects by utilizing quality and engineering tools based on twenty years of hands-on manufacturing experience. Results of over three hundred designed experiments for injection molding, screen printing, heat sealing, adhesives, ultra sonic welding, pad printing, assembly components and methods, lamination, forming, and cavity pressure have been successfully implemented.

IICT Training has a mix of Training in Calibration, Metrology, FDA Inspection Systems, NADCAP, ISO, Pressure, Temperature, Flow Meter, and a wide variety of Quality Control classes enables IICT to partner with a vast cross section of Industry to meet many companies needs in relation to Calibration and Quality System requirements.

Perry’s Solutions offers consulting and training services from Design of Experiments (DOE) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) to project planning and management. They focus on helping local clients with practical business solutions. They provide value or help you find out how to obtain it.

RSM McGladrey, Inc.

Quality Council of Indiana specializes in providing comprehensive, up-to-date study materials for ASQ certification exams.  Training books (Primers) are available for 12 different certifications. Each Primer is a self contained reference source to prepare the student for the exam.  To further assist the student, QCI offers Solution Texts and Electronic Exam CD's which are certification specific.  QCI also has a PDF CD to aid instructors as a teaching tool using LCD projection. Quality Council also publishes an ISO Primer , a Quality System Handbook, an ISO 9001:2008 Pocket Primer, an ISO 9001 Internal Auditing Primer, and retails a variety of other quality related books and software.  Some of the certification materials offered by QCI are Certified Quality Inspector, Certified Quality Technician, Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, Certified Calibration Technician and many more.

SIGMA AFFILIATES is a statistical/quality engineering, consulting and training firm operating out of Minnesota and Arizona. They help their clients develop full quality assurance capability and reduce manufacturing cost through capability studies, designed experiments, statistical process control and other Six Sigma methodologies. They have successfully achieved ISO/QS 9000 registration for our clients through consulting, training and assessment at cost levels affordable by nearly all businesses.

StatCAT —An expert Statistical resource to help improve quality & reduce cost. Provides Machine/Gage Runoff analysis, support and training. Uses advanced tools to measure & improve process capability - for new equipment & ongoing analysis.


Woodside Quality Solutions is a Deming-based, Midwestern Quality and management consulting firm dedicated to assisting enterprise leaders enhance and achieve their strategic visions through rational, knowledge-based decision-making. With almost 20 years’ experience in a broad range of industries, and an exceptionally strong network of affiliates and Strategic Alliance Partners, we can provide an effective suite of services—from Strategic Planning to execution via innovative Six Sigma and Lean methods—custom-tailored to your organization’s unique needs.


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Acu-Gage Systems
Brown and Sharpe
Carl Zeiss IMT Corporation
GSI Lumonics
FARO Technologies
Federal Gage
Fowler gage
Meyer Gage Company
Optical Gaging Products
Pratt & Whitney
Ram Optical


Chicago Brand
Concept Machine Tool Sales
David Olson Sales Co.
Inspection Warehouse
Martin Instruments
Superior Machinery, (517) 770-4827
Used Machinery Sales, Inc.


American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
AOAC International
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)

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American Society for Quality (ASQ) Minnesota Section 1203 - Here you can find a calendar of events, read the Section newsletter, and information about the next Section meeting. Also learn about upcoming conferences, news and events, and how to get valuable training and more!

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
British Standards Institute (BSI)

Minnesota Recruiting and Staffing Association MNRSA serves as the one voice for the staffing industry in efforts to communicate industry matters to association members, legislative leaders, regulators, the news media and the general public. MNRSA is making it a priority to educate the business and the HR communities about the value and benefits of working with members of MNRSA. 

Institute for National Measurement Standards (INMS)
Institute of Quality Assurance (IQA)

Minnesota Council for Quality is a non-profit organization that helps organizations improve performance, results, and/or Our goal is to help organizations of all sizes, in all sectors, and in all communities throughout Minnesota improve their operations and their performance. Our vision is to create a "State of excellence." We offer a comprehensive organizational assessment that identifies strengths and improvement opportunities, and serves as the foundation of the Minnesota Quality Award. We also broker improvement-related resources, expertise, and knowledge to help organizations deploy specific improvement interventions throughout their operations.

National Association For Proficiency Testing NAPT is a third party, non-profit association dedicated to the improvement of measurement quality. We provide professional administration of ILC/PTs (interlaboratory comparisons/proficiency tests) and round robins. All our programs are conducted in accordance with current quality guidelines and standards. NAPT test results are accepted by all recognized accreditation bodies as being technically sound and in conformance with required standards

NCSL International is a non-profit organization, formed in 1961 (as NCSL) to promote cooperative efforts for solving the common problems faced by measurement laboratories. Today, NCSL International has over 1500 Member Organizations from academic, scientific, industrial, commercial and government facilities around the world. This wide representation of experience provides Members a rich opportunity to exchange ideas, techniques, and innovations with others engaged in measurement science.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB)


American Proficiency Institute
National Association For Proficiency Testing (NAPT)


Cal Lab Magazine Page Header Cal Lab Journal offers calibration-related conference events, training resources, books, articles, jobs, freeware, published quarterly journal and more on their website

Quality America, Inc.


British Standards Institute (BSI)


International Institute of Consulting and Training
Quality Systems International


Applied Statistics
PQ Systems
Q-DAS Inc.
Stat-Ease, Inc.
SAS Institute


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Stork Material Technology (AKA Twin City Testing)


Applied Quality Systems, Inc.
Hedman Consulting Services
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