Banneker earns Defense Logistics Agency QSLD certification

Banneker earns Defense Logistics Agency QSLD certification

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Banneker Industries its approval for Class 2 and Class 3 threaded fasteners, rivets and quick release pins.

"We are pleased to add this classification to our cadre of qualifications," said Cheryl W. Snead, president and CEO of Banneker. "As an ISO 9001-certified company, we strive to continuously improve our operations in service to all of our customers and most especially to those in the aeronautics and defense industry."

The QSLD qualification program pre-qualifies vendors who supply certain items - in this case, fasteners, rivets, and pins - and assures buyers of their quality as well as conformance to specification and contractual requirements.

Banneker received QSLD certification for Class 3 threaded fasteners, which are generally used in aerospace applications, and Class 2 threaded fasteners, primarily used in land and maritime applications.

The QSLD certification followed an onsite survey conducted by the DLA in September 2013, in which the agency evaluated Banneker's quality management system and inspection procedures.