Specializing in Quality Management Systems and Continual Improvement
Montana Consulting
Specializing in Quality Management Systems and Continual Improvement
  Client Listing



Company Product Projects Quote Registrar
AAA Plating & Inspection Inc. Metal Finishing ISO 9002-1994 Group Implementation Facilitators were great - Jerry Wahlin SGS
Aero Products Military Spare Parts AS9100 Rev. A Implementation, ISO 9002-1994 Group Implementation The consultant has made a tremendous impact on our company by helping us to complete our manual and procedures in a very minimal amount of time. She did an outstanding job. Relatively inexpensive and effective way to gain knowledge and prepare for ISO. ï¿¿
Aircraft Seal and Gasket Precision aerodynamic seals, specialty elastomeric seals and gaskets AS9100 A Implementation ï¿¿ ï¿¿
Alco Technologies Aluminum frames and vents for electronics. AS9100 B upgrade, ISO 9001-1994 Group Implementation Shara was our first teacher with ISO 9001. We were so impressed with her knowledge and skill-overall effectiveness, that we hired her again for AS9100 B and ISO 9001-2000 upgrade. ï¿¿
Arrowhead Products Fabricated manifolds and other materials for ducting and flexible bellows. ISO 9001-1994 Gap Analysis Their approach to the fact finding was direct and refreshing. ï¿¿
Automation Plating Corp. Zinc and cadmium plating ISO 9001-2000 upgrade, ISO 9002/QS900 Group Implementation Improved our management system and increased our market-ability. ï¿¿
B & R Gear Custom gear cutting ISO 9001-2000 upgrade, ISO 9002-1994 implementation You made us feel comfortable with your straight forward, down to earth style. I admire honesty. I think all have learned from the way you took our procedures and adapted them to meet the ISO standards, rather than jamming your ways down on us. CRS
Barry Controls Aerospace Aerospace Manufacturing and Repair AS9100 A Gap Analysis, Internal Audit Training ï¿¿ ï¿¿
Bd Systems Information systems and technology ISO 9002-1994 Group Implementation ï¿¿ ï¿¿
Bergandi Machinery Company Machinery for wire processing. ISO 9001-1994 Group Implementation ï¿¿ ï¿¿
Better Way Grinding Opposed double disk grinding ISO 9002-1994/QS-9000 Implementation Very helpful and an asset to our quality system. BSI
C. Brewer Company Plastic Injection Molding ISO 9001-2000 upgrade, Internal Audit Training ï¿¿ ï¿¿
C.R. Laurence Company, Inc. Automotive Manufacturing QS-9000 Internal Auditor Training ï¿¿ ï¿¿
Cal Flex Manufacturing Inc. Flexible circuits. ISO 9001-1994 Implementation ï¿¿ ï¿¿
CalNetix High speed motors, generators, magnetic bearings, and fly wheel systems. Management Rep. Training, ISO 9001-2000 upgrade, ISO 9001-1994 implementation, Internal Audit Training We think of them as part of our team. DNV
Certified Alloy Product, Inc. Cast superalloys ISO 9002-1994/AS9100 Implementation, Internal Audits ï¿¿ DNV
Coast Plating, Inc. Anodizing, chromic conversion coating, passivation, titanium cleaning, organic coatings, and NDT. AS9100 A implementation Huge impact: improvement in all areas including customer approvals. DNV
Composites Horizons, Inc. Composite parts ISO 9001-1994 Gap Analysis and implementation I thought the team was very qualified and they were able to swiftly review our documentation and compare it to the ISO standard. Lloyd's
Craig Tools Precision tools. ISO 9002-1994 Group Implementation I've enjoyed the time and experience my facilitator brings with her. ï¿¿
Cristek Interconnects, Inc. Connector Manufacturer Internal Auditor Training It really made me understand the importance of why we as an organization need to be very familiar with our own procedures. Teamwork is the best way to achieve any objective. ï¿¿
Darnell Corporation Industrial grade wheels and casters. ISO 9001-1994 Gap Analysis and Implementation Planning This gives us a good view of what to expect from ISO auditors-and the work we must do to attain certification. Both(auditors) interacted effectively with our employees. Both were direct and plain spoken. NSF-ISR
Direct Response Communications Engineer, furnish and install telecommunications equipment. TL-9000 Rel 3.0 Implementation ï¿¿ DNV
EG&G Kelly Distribution Center Logistics support for USAF products ISO 9002 Internal Auditor Training Instructor was excellent. Course was excellent and well presented. Highpoint was practice audits on real processes. ï¿¿
Flo-Kem Cleaning products (liquid, powder). ISO 9002-1994 Group Implementation. ï¿¿ NSF-ISR
Foam Matrix Resin transfer molded products, missile and aircraft structures ISO 9001-2000/AS9100 A upgrade, ISO 9001-1994/AS9000 implementation Registrar said the doc review only took 3 hours, the fastest ever...procedures were easy to follow. One customer was so impressed, the rep asked MUC to help his other suppliers. ITS Intertek
Garwood Laboratories,Inc. Laboratory and testing services AS9100 A Gap Analysis, ISO 9002-19994 Gap Analysis and Quality Manual Development You've made it possible to do my job at this company, with an objective, straight forward quality system...I can't say enough good about your work...you really got us ready! TUV Rheinland
Gerhardt Gear Co., Inc. Customer gear manufacturing AS9100 A upgrade The gap assessment gave all concerned a more focused idea regarding the direction of the QMS and a renewed enthusiasm toward the transition process...Very professional, yet personable. DNV
Goodyear Rubber Rubber manufacturing Quality Tools Training Course ï¿¿ ï¿¿
Grindley Mfg., Inc. Small precision machined parts and assemblies AS9100 A Implementation MUC was a pleasure to work with and very knowledgeable in the AS standard. We believe that by implementing AS our business will improve. ï¿¿
Grover Products Company Airhorns and baseball bats. QS-9000/ISO 9001-1994 Implementation They came in and turned the company around. They gave us a real firm footing. An excellent experience. Did an exceptional job and united the people of Grover. SGS
GTC Semi conductor distribution ISO 9002-1994 Group Implementation The program was very helpful. ï¿¿
Hurst Labeling Systems Pressure sensitive labels and labeling equipment for agriculture/food industry ISO 9001-2000 Gap Analysis Audit Very good job. ï¿¿
Hydra-Electric Co. Pressure switches for aerospace AS9100 A Upgrade, AS9000/ISO 9001-1994 facilitated implementation ï¿¿ DNV
IDEA, Inc. LED Assembly ISO 9001-1994 Gap Analysis Enthusiastic and competent, friendly approach, and overall helpful attitude. Perry Johnson
International Electronic Research Corp. (IERC) Heat sinks and tube shields for electronics ISO 9002-1994 Gap Analysis All phases were well presented and handled with professionalism. It set forth tasks and gave us an organized plan to implement ISO in a timely manner. ï¿¿
KDL Precision Molding Corporation Custom molding of elastomeric gaskets, seals, o-rings, etc. ISO 9002-1994 Gap Analysis ï¿¿ Perry Johnson
KenWalt Die Casting Die casting ISO 9001-2000 Implementation We couldn't have done it without your help and guidance. I now know I made an excellent decision and chose the best consultants. Thanks a million! Being ISO certified is opening new doors of opportunity. DNV
Magnetika, Inc. Transformers and power supplies. Manufacturing assessment Professionally performed all function. ï¿¿
McCrometer Design & Manufacture Flow Measurement Solutions ISO 9001:2000 Auditing ï¿¿ TUV Americas
Metric Precision Machine & Engineering Precision machining and assembly AS9100 A Implementation, Digital Data System development Thank you for the way you tied the requirements to the way we actually do business. DNV
Metropolitan Stevedore Company Stevedoring and terminal operations ISO 9001-2000 Implementation The investment of time and money was well worth it...they provided the necessary expertise required to ensure the project continues to have a very positive impact on improving critical business activities and customer service. DNV
Micronova Manufacturing, Inc. Cleaning products for clean rooms. ISO 9002-1994 Group Implementation What I liked best was the broad knowledge of standards and implementation that both instructors imparted and the willingness of other companies to share and swap information. ï¿¿
Motorcar Parts & Accessories (MPA) Starters and alternators QS-9000/ISO 9002-1994 Gap Analysis ï¿¿ ï¿¿
MRV Communications, Inc. Optical transport and ethernet multiprotocol access optical termination/demarcation ISO 9001-2000 Implementation ï¿¿ QMI
MX Marine Navigational systems for maritime and precision positioning industries. ISO 9001-2000 Implementation Great to work with! DNV
Ophir RF Design and manufacture high power, solid state, broadband and communication amplifiers and subsystems. ISO 9001-2000 Implementation ï¿¿ ï¿¿
Photo-sonics Inc Manufacture photo-optical equipment. ISO 9001-1994 Implementation Very efficient and thorough...very positive. Good for employee morale and motivation...will help production. ï¿¿
Physical Optics Corporation Optics and electronics assembly ISO 9001-1994 Implementation ï¿¿ DNV
PLASFAC, Division of Plastic Technology Group Plastic injection molding and assembly ISO 9002-1994 Implementation ï¿¿ DNV
Plastique Unique Plastics and tooling ISO 9001-1994 Group Implementation ï¿¿ ï¿¿
Power Magnetics Manufacture and assemble transformers ISO 9001-1994 Group Implementation and facilitated implementation Both facilitators were highly knowledgeable and good communicators. The on-site gap analysis was great and oh so useful. DNV
Precision Resource Precision Stampings QS9000, FMEA, APQP Training and Pre-Registration Audit Presenter was excellent-her experience and expertise. Good, interactive workshop, good use of examples. ITS Intertek
Precision Silicone, Inc. Customer mixed silicone products. ISO 9001-1994 Gap Analysis ï¿¿ ï¿¿
Rangers Die Casting Co. Aluminum die casting ISO 9002-1994 Group implementation. Very good! ï¿¿
RDS Wire and Cable Distribution and processing of wire, cable, insulation and assembly. Process-based internal audit training, AS9100 B upgrade, AS9100/ISO 9002-1994 Implementation. They were very pleasant, professional and personable. They turned a daunting task into a manageable project. Our entire company has a better understanding of our system and our procedures are now well documented. DNV
Reinhold Industries Composite formed aircraft structures. Internal Auditor training and management representative training. ï¿¿ DNV
S. Bravo Systems Environmental/pollution control systems; petroleum dispensing containment systems. ISO 9001-1994 Gap analysis and implementation planning We were very impressed with the professionalism and ability to interact with our personnel without disrupting normal business. The team tactfully pointed out opportunities for improvement. We learned how to keep growing and be better organized. ï¿¿
S.P.A.R.E.S. Distribution of rubber elastomeric products. AS9100 A Implementation This project has propelled SPARES into the highest quality realm, and will create equal footing with our peers. DNV
San Diego Precision Machining Precision machining ISO 9002-1994 Gap Analysis ï¿¿ ï¿¿
Slide Systems High volume, four slide/punch press machining ISO 9002-1994 Gap Analysis I was very satisfied and impressed...they were both impressively professional. ï¿¿
Solar Integrated Technologies Design, manufacture, installation and service of photovoltaic solar electric roofing products, systems, and energy and conservation solutions ISO 9001-2000 Implementation This project has helped SIT develop procedures and documents necessary for the company to evolve from a start-up to an on-going operation. ï¿¿
Taiyo Yuden ( U.S.A. ), Inc. Distribution of electronic components ISO 9002-1994 Implementation and Auditor training Excellent communication & assistance throughout the project..the match was perfect with our consultant...everything was completed on time or ahead of schedule. ï¿¿
Telatemp Corporation Manufacture temperature measurement devices AS9100 B Gap Analysis Thanks for keeping us on schedule. ï¿¿
TLC Air charter and logistics services ISO 9001-2000 Implementation I am so glad we had you for the interpretation...you have made something that looked difficult at first, quite easy to understand. Thank you for all your help. We couldn't have done it without you. ï¿¿
Tyco Nellcor Healthcare Design and manufacture class 1 medical devices CFR 820/ISO 9001-2000 Internal Auditor training ï¿¿ TUV Rheinland
Victory Production and Engineering, LTD Screw machine airbag components QS9000 Implementation We now have every confidence that QS registration is in our very near future. CRS
WALTCO Truck Equipment Company Automotive hydraulic lift gates Manufacturing assessment As a result of the assessment, we improved teamwork, organization in the plant, increased safety awareness, implemented receiving inspection, and created goals and measures for each department. ï¿¿
Western Saw, Inc. Circular blade saw cores ISO 9002-1994 Gap Analysis ï¿¿ ï¿¿
Westmont Industries Cranes and mechanical walkways ISO 9000 Internal auditor training, interim quality manager, MIL I 45208 system creation Our quality system didn't just maintain status quo, it improved significantly. She was able to step in immediately, work out compromises between various departments and customers. Perry Johnson




  Case Studies




Westmont Industries ï¿¿ Part 1

Westmont Industries specializes in design, manufacture, and installation of custom mechanical equipment and material handling systems. Westmont was in need of Quality Management assistance. Because of Westmontï¿¿s long term government contracts, it was critical to maintain a strong Quality Assurance base and get the Quality Assurance program re-established at the new site.

Shara Montana was selected to establish the foundation for Quality Assurance at Westmont Industriesï¿¿ Santa Fe Springs location. This project involved hiring new Inspectors and a new Quality Manager, establishing inspection and control systems to compliment the Santa Fe Springs location and new personnel, updating the Mil I 45208 inspection system to reflect actual practices, establishing relationships with customer representatives, and managing day to day quality issues.


ï¿¿She was able to step in immediately and work out compromises between various departments and customers. We were able to get our updated quality system recognized and approved by our Customer Representatives. Shara helped us to lay the groundwork for our quality department to mature and grow. Our quality system didnï¿¿t just maintain status quo, it improved significantly. From the MIL I 45208 quality system we were able to develop an ISO 9002 quality management system and get registered in only 8 months.ï¿¿ ï¿¿ Jim White, President

Westmont Industries ï¿¿ Part 2

As Westmont was working toward ISO 9002 registration, the ISO management team discovered they were having difficulty refining and implementing the new procedures. The Quality Manager brought Shara Montana back to provide Internal Auditor Training.


ï¿¿Sharaï¿¿s familiarity with our quality system and the requirements of ISO enabled us to learn how to examine our procedures to ensure that they were compliant and reflect our actual practices. By involving our entire management team in the training we were able to expedite implementation. Our auditors are now eager to assist in continuously improving the way we do business.ï¿¿ - Jim White, President

The internal auditor training was an ï¿¿excellent seminar.ï¿¿ ï¿¿I would recommend it to any company.ï¿¿ ï¿¿ Jim Noggle, CFO

Metropolitan Stevedore Company

Metropolitan Stevedore Company enlisted Montana Uhrig Consulting to assist their efforts to become the premier bulk and break-bulk stevedore and terminal operator within the maritime industry on the West Coast. Their objectives were to develop and implement a Quality System based on ISO 9001:2000 and provide carriers and their customers with maximum cargo productivity, with a company-wide commitment to quality services.
Benefits realized include a better focus and commitment to customer expectations, renewed emphasis on quality management, improved communications within the company and with their customers, improved customer confidence, improved documentation of operational processes, clearer lines of authority and responsibility, and enhanced motivation to continually improve.

ï¿¿The consultants have provided the necessary expertise required to insure the project continues to have a very positive impact on improving critical business activities and customer service. As a result of this project we now have the necessary methods and tools to insure we meet and exceed customer expectations, gain a competitive advantage, expand the business and improve profitabilityï¿¿ ï¿¿ Robert Roach, Board Member and Management Representative

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