Bernard and Tregaskiss Earn Stringent Quality Certification

BEECHER, Ill./WINDSOR, Ontario. Feb. 20, 2018 – Bernard and Tregaskiss have earned upgrades in their quality certifications. The quality management systems of both Bernard and Tregaskiss for the design, manufacture and service of semi-automatic and robotic welding guns, respectively, have been registered to Quality System Standard ISO 9001:2015, as have components and related accessories.

The ISO 9001:2015 standard sets out the criteria for a company’s quality management system and using the standard helps ensure that an organization’s customers receive consistent, high quality products and services. The standard is based on several quality management principles, including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach, risk assessment, and continual improvement.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) develops international standards such as ISO 9001 and is an independent, international agency with a membership of more than 160 national standards bodies. Bernard was previously certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard in 2014 and Tregaskiss was certified to that standard in 1996 before upgrading to ISO 9001:2015 in recent months.

“Our certification illustrates our dedication to our products around the globe and is just another reason why our customers know that they can always trust Bernard to provide the welding guns and consumables they require to achieve their goals,” said Nashonne Newman, quality engineer, Bernard.

“This standard involves documented operating procedures, internal and third-party audits, management review, and advanced product quality planning — all to ensure that Tregaskiss products meet a very high standard of quality, safety and reliability for customers,” said Jatinder Singh, quality engineer, Tregaskiss.

About Bernard

For more information about Bernard’s welding products, visit; call 1-855-MIGWELD (1-855-644-9353); fax 1-888-946-6726; email; or write Bernard, 449 West Corning Road, Beecher, IL 60401. Outside North America, call +1-519-737-3000 or fax +1-708-946-6726.

Bernard, located in Beecher, Illinois, manufactures premium semi-automatic GMAW (MIG) and FCAW (flux-cored) welding guns, consumables, accessories and manual arc products. For more than 60 years, Bernard has been an innovator in heavy-duty MIG welding and a contributor to improved welding productivity. Bernard is a division of Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller brand arc welding products headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin.

About Tregaskiss

For more information on welding products from Tregaskiss, call 1-855-MIGWELD (1-855-644-9353) or fax 1-877-737-2111 (in Canada and USA); write Tregaskiss, 2570 North Talbot Road, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N0R 1L0; email or visit Outside North America, call +1-519-737-3000 or fax +1-519-737-1530.

Tregaskiss is an industry leader in the development and manufacture of robotic MIG welding guns, peripherals and consumables, and offers its products worldwide. Its product lines include TOUGH GUN™ Robotic MIG Guns and Peripherals, TOUGH LOCK™ Consumables, QUICK LOAD™ Liners, the QUICK LOAD Liner AutoLength™ System and TOUGH GARD™ Anti-Spatter Products. Tregaskiss is a division of ITW Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), Glenview, Illinois, USA. ITW is a diversified multinational manufacturer of highly engineered components, assemblies and systems.

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