GWT Announces Continued Investment in Yamaha P&P Equipment
GWT has purchased a second S20 Yamaha Pick & Place machine from Yamaha/Amistar in the last 2 years. It is our 3TM Yamaha Pulse machine that complements an S20 and an M20 already in place over last few years. All three machines are paired with MPM screen printers and give us three state of the art SMT lines to serve our growing customer needs. The advantages of this new Yamaha equipment are multifold…bringing added flexibility, speed, efficiency, and space/footprint utilization. We were able to retire our Fuji line to gain added space and a consistent, uniform approach to our pick and place operation. GWT is 75% of the way to achieving its long term goal of four complete Yamaha SMT lines without having to move to an expanded area. The company also upgraded one of its Reflow Ovens to another Heller 1707 MK III that complements our other oven (Heller 1707-EXL) with both carrying seven temp zones and added quality and flexibility.
ITAR Approved Again for 10th Straight Year
For the last 10 years, GWT has continually taken steps to comply with Aerospace/Defense industry requirements to have ITAR procedures and protections in place to better serve our Customers. We continue to protect our Customer’s documents and be very cautious and deliberate with who we do business with because in many ways, we know the value and significance of our Customer’s technologies and designs. We thank our Customers for the trust they place in us and further realize that in many cases it’s our patriotic duty to do our job conscientiously well.
Juan Martinez Joins GWT as Quality Manager
Golden West Technology is proud to announce a new addition to their staff, Juan Martinez. Juan has decided to join Golden West Technology as our new Quality Manager. He has been working in the medical labs and consumer electronics industries in the area of quality for approximately 15 years. GWT is fortunate to have identified a key person who has the skills and experience to lead our diverse inspection group as well as capably maintain and develop our well established Quality System centered around ISO9001 and AS9100D. We know it’s all in good hands!
GWT MAIN BUILDING & BUSINESS PARK UNDERGOES MAJOR RENOVATION
Golden West Technology is back on the map and easy to find again with an updated, attractive exterior enhancement. For the last four years our business park in Fullerton, CA…Fullerton East Business Park, has endured an adjacent Fullerton city project to improve street traffic in and around the nearby railroad tracks. Our business park had to forfeit a few of our buildings to the city in order to support this project but came out of the situation for the better and with the general funds to reinvest in the business park for the benefit of all remaining owners and tenants. The renovation included split-faced block walls at the perimeter and at trash enclosures, enhanced building entrance facades, new directional signage, totally fresh water tolerant landscaping and dry creek beds, and a more integrated external color scheme with stone veneer. The end results are fantastic…
GWT Maintains ISO/AS9100 Registration for 20th Straight Year
GWT has done it again! We successfully navigated through a rigorous 4-day audit event with our quality partner NSF-ISR. It was particularly gratifying because it was our 20 year Anniversary of having a successful quality system in place. This year’s audit by our registrar NSF-ISR was very challenging because it was a 4-day start of the contract audit that tests all facets of the organization. At the beginning of our 20 year span, GWT saw an organic process of originating the system in home grown fashion with the help of CMTC and then adapting frequently over the two decade period. Just in the last few years, we have come full circle with a total & fresh renovation of the system to achieve a Quality Manual that is realigned closely with the newest ISO-9001 and AS9100 standards issued in 2015 & 2016.