Worcester, MA – February 28, 2013

Columbia Tech, a contract manufacturing division of Coghlin Companies, recently engaged with Intertek to become their new ISO registrar. Intertek is the industry leader in testing, inspecting, and certifying products, and holds global accreditations and agreements allowing for certification for nearly every market in the world.Columbia Tech and Intertek have worked together for years as Columbia Tech is swiftly increasing its global presence and service offering.

“Columbia Tech supports the actions of the EICC and GeSI and is obtaining information from our current metal suppliers concerning the origin of the metals that are used in Columbia Tech’s manufacturing operations”, stated Richard Schulman, Vice President of Quality at Columbia Tech.
He continued, “Based upon current information provided by our suppliers, Columbia Tech does not knowingly use any metals derived from the Conflict Region in our manufacturing or product development activities.”

“Columbia Tech’s switch to Intertek was driven by its desire to align itself with a renowned, world class registrar possessing global scale as well as close proximity to Columbia Tech’s headquarters just west of Boston”, stated Richard Schulman, Vice President of Quality at Columbia Tech. He continued, “When you combine local offices with a global presence and sterling reputation, it was clearly the perfect fit.”

Columbia Tech is currently ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 registered. ISO 9001 is an international quality standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) based on Quality Management Principles including mutually beneficial supplier relationships, continual improvement, and customer – focus. These principles are incorporated within the requirements of the standard to improve organizational performance. ISO 13485 meets domestic and internationa l regulations for medical device manufacturing , while achieving overall business improvement.

About Coghlin Companies

Coghlin Companies, Inc. is a privately held company specializing in helping companies cost effectively improve their time – to – market. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Coghlin Companies spans four generations representing more than 128 years of manufacturing experience and leadership. Subsidiaries include: Columbia Tech, which provides turnkey manufacturing services to a diverse customer base, including OEMs in the bio – science, semiconductor, LED, medical device, green energy technology, data storage, and automation systems and controls industries; DCI Engineering, an engineering design and pre – production support services company; and Cogmedix, an FDA compliant and ISO 13485 certified medical subassembly and finished medical device contract manufacturer. For more information, sign up for the Coghlin Companies e – Newsletter at /newsletter-signup/.

About Intertek

Inter tek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people add value to customers’ products and processes, supporting their success in the marketplace. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and 33,000 people in over 100 countries, Intertek helps clients meet end requirements for quality, health, environmental, sustainability, safety and socia l accountability.

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