FW Warehousing is ISO 9001:2008 Certified for Hazardous Material (Haz-Mat) Chemical Storage. The chemical warehouses at FW Warehousing use the most current hazardous materials storage methods to provide FW Warehousing’s clients with the most well-managed and sophisticated Haz-Mat chemical storage solution.
What does it really mean to be ISO 9001 certified. It actually means quite a bit to an organizations quality assurance program and quality reputation.
In an official sense, being ISO 9001 certified “means that a Certification Body, often called a Registrar, accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB has closely audited the ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) and found that it meets all the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 QMS Standard.” 
“ISO certification is a statement to a companies stakeholders, employees and senior management that the business wishes to operate to a set framework in order to achieve the company’s objectives: Be this customer satisfaction objectives, production objectives or environmental objects etc. By showing that the company will maintain an external certification, the company is proving the commitment it has to these objectives as well as increasing the credibility and customer confidence in the brand, service or product.” 
Many organizations make claims every day about the quality of the products and services they provide, but how does a third-party logistics (3PL) manager choose the company that will provide the highest quality service for that costly dollar they have to pay for the service?
To begin the search process, a third party logistics manager can check for ISO certifications. Being ISO 9001:2008 certified provides evidence that an organization is “committed to total quality management; a continually improving process approach implemented throughout the organization, critical processes and their interactions are understood and documented and a strong management commitment to all facets of the ISO 9001 QMS.”
With the highest safety record for a Midwest chemical warehouse, FW Warehousing provides safe Hazardous Material chemical storage that continues to exceed the safe hazardous materials standards of all regulatory agencies.
FW Warehousing has taken all precautions to create the safest Hazardous Material Chemical Storage services. Along with striving to go above and beyond the ISO requirements, FW Warehousing:
1. certifies drivers and tractor trailers with Haz-Mat certification.
2. trains all chemical warehouse personnel to OSHA standards.
3. maintains climate-controlled environments, which ensure that hazardous materials are safe from dangerous temperatures, moisture or other destructive climate forces.
FW Warehousing works regularly with the local fire department, EPA and OSHA to maintain the safety and operations features within the warehouses. These features include:
- A high pressure foam sprinkler system
- A constantly monitored fire and t heft system
- EE rated forklifts
- A specially designed primary and secondary containment system
By using the most current Haz-Mat storage methods, highly trained professionals and maintaining up-to-code safety and operations features, FW Warehousing guarantees the safest environment for warehousing and storing hazardous materials.
FW Warehousing is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with Midwest warehouse distribution centers in Kansas City, Indianapolis and St. Louis totaling more than four million square feet. Founded in 1949 with a focus on food-grade storage, FW later broadened its services to include contract warehousing, dry storage, hazardous material and chemical storage, temperature-controlled storage, product distribution and B2B and B2C fulfillment.
FW Warehousing has more than 50 years of experience in third-party 3PL logistics and has been ranked in the top 100 Third Party Logistic Companies in the country by Inbound Logistics magazine.
For more information about FW Warehousing and the services provided within FW, visit the FW Warehousing website.
2. ISO 9001 Certification – What Does It Mean? (Quality Management System) http://qualitymanagementsystem.com/what-is-iso/iso-9001-certification-what-does-it-mean/