The NACE International Institute (NII) (Houston, Texas, USA) announced that Turner Industries (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA) earned its covetedNIICAP 5 STAR rating. The NII’s Contractor Accreditation Program (NIICAP) is designed to validate a coating contractor’s quality assurance program, support practices, and production processes.
Turner first achieved its NIICAP accreditation in 2016 and has since met or exceeded the program’s criteria. The Institute’s 5 STAR rating recognizes a company that maintains, or even exceeds, the high standards required to receive initial NIICAP accreditation.
NIICAP is an industry‐designed program for contractors involved with professional project management and project performance in the surface preparation and coating or lining application industry. The program was created in response to industry-wide demand for an alternative to other coatings contractor accreditation programs.
To qualify for 5 STAR recognition, a contractor must achieve and maintain a specific score for both sections of an “AS-1” audit, which evaluates a company’s business practices, personnel availability, training practices, equipment availability, and company history.
“The 5 STAR recognition was not designed to be an easy next step, it’s a challenge for any coatings contractor to achieve, even after achieving NIICAP for the first time,” says Helena Seelinger, the NII’s executive director. "To receive this recognition, Turner Industries had to demonstrate consistent, superior work and management practices during the course of three consecutive audits, and they rose to the occasion at every step."
By earning the NIICAP seal, contractors verify that they are fully qualified to perform most up-to-date, proven techniques and practices in coatings preparation, application, and inspection. Only two companies have thus far earned the distinction.
“At Turner, we are dedicated to providing our customers with top-quality, reliable work that meets the highest standards in the industry,” says Richard Kelly, operations manager at the contractor’s facility in Port Allen, Louisiana. “There's no better way to demonstrate our commitment to excellence than to earn the industry’s premier accreditation.”
Source: NII, www.naceinstitute.org.