our ordering and manufacturing process
Built upon concepts of integrity, service, and continual improvement, we have always pushed ourselves to produce the finest
and strongest cast stone available on the market.
Obtaining and maintaining APA Certification is no small feat. Each plant undergoes two unannounced inspections per year, which span an entire casting cycle and cover well over one hundred check points. Each check point is graded as pass/fail (APA does not recognize partial credit). In fact, a plant will immediately fail if it cannot pass each of more than twenty mandatory items which encompass highly critical areas of personnel, record keeping and shop drawings and will have its Certificate of Certification withdrawn immediately. There is no grace period; therefore, a plant cannot continue to function as a certified plant. The modifications to its quality control procedures must be accomplished and verified by another inspection before certification status is re-instated.
The APA also requires each Certified Plant to hold Level I and II Quality Control Personnel designations, which cover precast and architectural precast products, whereas other certification program designations are limited exclusively to prestressed concrete. In addition, the APA Plant Certification Program is the only inspection program that requires the person who mixes your concrete to pass a rigorous competency examination to achieve the designation of Certified Central Mix Batch Plant Operator. See below for more details on the certification process.
WHY CHOOSE US?
A REPUTATION OF EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE
Built upon concepts of integrity, service, and continual improvement, we have always pushed ourselves to produce the finest and strongest cast stone available on the market.