December 14, 2007
December 14, 2007 - Kentwool was awarded a quality certification by Uster Technologies of Switzerland this week. The formal awarding of the certificate was the culmination of a rigorous audit process conducted over the past two months at Kentwool's upstate South Carolina production facility.
According to Uster Vice President Alvin Ellison, the audit process demonstrated Kentwool's best-in-class capabilities for producing some of the world's finest wool yarns. Uster has certified approximately 45 companies in 13 countries, and Kentwool is the first in North American and South America to achieve this designation, which quantitatively signifies defined and certified quality within the textile chain. The granting of the Usterized certificate was directly tied to Kentwool proving its capabilities in several production and operational categories of excellence, including a demonstrated professional quality management system fully capable of testing quality characteristics for yarns on a consistent, sustainable basis.