When international trade or maritime defense is on the line, there’s no room for error. Understanding this, Collins Machine Works (CMW) takes quality assurance seriously, observing the highest standards set forth for the industry. Those standards, as well as the desire to meet customers’ needs, drives CMW employees to continuously strive for excellence.
CMW’s quality assurance team certifies that CMW’s systems, equipment and techniques meet all the relevant industry standards. These standards include MIL-I-45208A, which sets inspection system requirements for Department of Defense contractors, and ISO 10012, which guides calibration systems on an international level.
CMW also maintains several specialized certifications that represent industry-leading techniques and project readiness. The Department of the Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has recognized CMW as a certified facility for repair of U.S. Navy surface ship main propulsion shafts and submarine main propulsion shafts. Meanwhile, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has certified CMW operations in Portsmouth, Virginia, and Charleston, South Carolina, as approved welding and clad-welding repair facilities. Among other certifications, these NAVSEA and ABS approvals put CMW in a position to offer high-quality work to valued customers.
In Newport News, Virginia, CMW has earned status as a Level I supplier for pumps and machinery for Newport News Shipbuilding, the largest shipbuilding company in the United States and the sole designer and builder of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. Working with Newport News Shipbuilding puts CMW on the forefront of the maritime industry.
These accolades and experiences are possible thanks to a diligent quality assurance team that closely monitors all phases of a project. From planning to inspection, the quality assurance team keeps every project in check. By maintain the highest industry standards and prioritizing quality assurance, CMW works hard to provide its customers with superior quality, even on complex projects.