Randall Bearings, Inc. specializes in custom bronze machined parts and offers a full line of cast bronze bushings, pillow blocks, continuous cast solid and tubular bronze bars. The company is a global supplier of components to the oil and gas, construction and mining, fluid control, agricultural, transportation and construction industries. Randall Bearings sought the expertise of Rhodes State College’s Workforce Economic Development and Continuing Education (WEDCE) team to assist with their internal auditing needs, and to upgrade the company to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard certification.
More than 130 employees are spread across their corporate headquarters and machining facility in Lima, Ohio (Allen County) and a second facility in Coldwater, Ohio (Mercer County).
Through employee training programs, consulting engagements and professional development offerings, WEDCE helps individuals enhance their contribution to the workplace and assists organizations to improve their ability to achieve the results they desire.
Rhodes State’s WEDCE serves as a satellite office for the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The Ohio MEP is a regional effort coordinated by CIFT which delivers valuable services to manufacturers within an 18 county territory.
Randall Bearings was eager for the new upgrade in certification as more than 80 percent of their customers require the ISO 9001:2015 certification. WEDCE guided Randall Bearings through the process, providing expert resources to allow a successful transition audit. Not only did the company pass their upgrade audit, but
they did so with zero citations.
The impact for Randall Bearings was huge. This project maintained all 130 job throughout the company.
“I personally want to thank WEDCE for the continued support,” said Billy Mosley, quality manager, Randall Bearings. “Working with them helped us achieve our very important ISO 9001-2015 certification. It was a wonderful experience. Our auditor spent a great amount of time looking at our entire operation. He was very impressed with our company and how our Quality Management System was structured. The communication between our two sites was assessed as a great example of a well-managed operation. We thank WEDCE for all they did and would highly recommend their services to any company.”