Avaline and Fanda Achieve QCA Accreditation
“I think the telling factor with Avaline and Fanda/Promo Factory was their commitment to finishing what they started,” said Brent Stone, QCA executive director--operations. “Our growing pool of accredited suppliers, as well as continued progress with new applicants reinforces our belief that companies of any size and any product category can successfully complete the QCA accreditation Process. Client awareness and vigilance regarding safe and complaint products continues to increase, and we are seeing widespread distributor support for QCA efforts.” Stone continued, “We especially appreciate the distributor engagement and feedback on the QCA solutions that will best meet their inbound client needs. We are also encouraged to continue hearing about examples where QCA accredited suppliers are gaining entry into preferred supplier programs due to their compliance efforts with QCA.”
Chicago, Illinois-based Quality Certification Alliance is an independent, accreditation organization whose mission is to elevate the standards by which industry firms that import and/or manufacture promotional products provide consistently safe, high-quality, socially compliant and environmentally conscientious merchandise. QCA Accreditation is granted to companies who complete an independent third-party audit and comply with stringent standards, which are based upon a combination of state and national laws, international standards and industry-accepted best practices that are recognized for their strength and effectiveness by QCA Accredited companies, the promotional products industry and end-user clients.
QCA was formed in July 2008 with 13 of the founding companies meeting the rigorous qualifications to achieve QCA Accreditation—Avaline, Barton Nelson, Inc.; BDA Inc.; Broder Bros.; Dard Products, Inc.; Fanda Enterprises, Inc. dba PromoFactory; Gemline; Gordon Sinclair; Leed’s; Logomark, Inc.; MMI; Prime Resources Corp.; and Sweda Company LLC—with several others soon to complete the process. D E (Denise) Fenton serves as executive director–compliance, and Brent Stone serves as executive director–operations.
For more information, visit www.qcalliance.org.