DES MOINES, IOWA, U.S. — LeMar Industries Corp. announced on Nov. 14 that it has achieved certification from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and American Welding Society (AWS).

“Our AISC and AWS certification is one of many steps we’re taking to raise the bar,” said Jason Luster, general manager. “This initiative dovetails with our overall LEAN manufacturing continuous improvement plan and further communicates to our customers that quality is our top priority.”

LeMar’s AISC certification assures customers that the company meets the high quality certification standards for steel building structures, LeMar said. AISC certification sets the quality standard for the steel industry and is the most recognized national quality certification program for the structural steel industry. Lemar noted that companies that are AISC certified have been through a rigorous initial evaluation and are subject to annual reviews.

AISC’s independent auditing company, Quality Management Company, LLC, confirms that companies have the personnel, knowledge, organization, equipment, experience, capability, procedures and commitment to produce the required quality of work for a given Certification category, whether they are a structural steel fabricator or erector.

Likewise, LeMar’s recognition as an AWS certified welding fabricator gives customers the confidence that the products they have ordered were fabricated under a rigid quality system, LeMar said. The AWS Certified Welding Fabricator program verifies that companies demonstrate they have the resources, procedures, and personnel to apply a strict quality management system to the welding fabrication activities.