Materion Corporation Awarded Nadcap Merit Status

Materion Receives Nadcap Merit Status for Heat Treatment and Tensile and Hardness Testing

Nadcap recognizes Materion for its superior performance and commitment to continual improvement in aerospace quality

Materion Corporation, an advanced materials solutions provider, has earned Nadcap Merit Status from the Performance Review Institute (PRI) for its Lorain, Ohio plant, specifically for heat treatment and tensile and hardness testing. Holding a Nadcap accreditation is important, and in many cases it is required, for companies producing material or providing services to the aerospace and defense industries.

Merit Status

“This achievement required the focused effort of our technical and quality staff, as well as the commitment of our shift leaders and operators to understand the demands of a Nadcap accredited system and to work closely together to prepare for the audit and maintain their contribution to the quality management system year round,” said W. Glenn Maxwell, President of Materion Performance Alloys and Composites.

Materion has held Nadcap accreditation since 2009. Having demonstrated ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications, the Nadcap Heat Treat Task Group determined that Materion earned special recognition with Merit Status. This means that, instead of having their next Nadcap audit in twelve months, Materion has been granted an accreditation that lasts eighteen months.

“Achieving Nadcap accreditation is not easy: it is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies those who excel at manufacturing quality product through superior special processes. Companies such as Materion go above and beyond achieving Nadcap accreditation to obtain Merit Status, and they should be justifiably proud of it,” said Joe Pinto, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute. “Benefitting from a less frequent audit schedule reduces audit costs and associated pressures and demonstrates the trust that the aerospace industry has in Materion, based on their past performance in Nadcap audits. PRI is proud to support continual improvement in the aerospace industry by helping companies such as Materion be successful and we look forward to continuing to assist the industry moving forward.”

About Nadcap
Created in 1990 by SAE, Inc., Nadcap is administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute. PRI is a global provider of customer-focused solutions designed to improve process and product quality by adding value, reducing total cost and promoting collaboration among stakeholders in industries where safety and quality are shared goals. PRI works closely with industry to understand their emerging needs and offers customized solutions in response.

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About Materion
Materion Corporation is headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Through its businesses, the company supplies worldwide markets with alloy products, beryllium products, electronic products, precious metal products, and engineered material systems. Around the world, the company’s engineered materials can be found in technically demanding end-use products within the telecommunications and computer, automotive electronics, appliance, industrial components, plastics tooling, optical media, oil and gas, aerospace and defense, and off-highway and mining equipment markets.

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