DATE : Mar 12, 2003

PLACE : The Plainsman Restaurant                 TIME: 6:00 PM - Cocktails
Highway 5                                                                            7:00 PM - Dinner
Dundas, Ontario                                                                 8:00 PM - Presentation

Note : The Plainsman Restaurant on Hwy5, 2 miles West of Highway 6 in Dundas, Ontario has been arranged as the permanent dinner meeting location of the Sec 0400 for the 2002 / 2003 session. There is no charge for the presentation. Charge for the dinner is $25.00, with a cash bar.

The March membership meeting will present Judi Mansfield-Jones. Judi will be speaking on the implementation of the new ISO 9001:2000 standards.

ISO 9000 is the universally recognized Quality Management Standard. Being certified has allowed companies to expand into new markets and become preferred suppliers. The new standard replaces the older, document driven standard with a clear focus on business process and increased customer satisfaction. Companies paying lip service to the standard will be in for a rude awakening. Senior Management involvement and continual improvement are strategic aspects of the new system.

Judi Mansfield-Jones, CQA, CQM is Principal of nanoQuest inc., a consulting and training firm working with organizations to realize their quality and business goals through the design of quality management systems. With over twenty-five years of experience initiating, developing, and implementing community and business projects resulting in beneficial and innovative solutions, Judi provides results oriented training and consulting. She is active in the ASQ Hamilton Section, as Membership Chair and Chair Elect.

Judiís training development background was established at Mohawk College, as a member of a self-managed consulting team. Responsible for developing and defining strategic initiatives, she ensured successful outcomes through the effective implementation of technical shop floor and supervisory skills development, survey development, continuous improvement teams and ISO 9000 implementation activities, including process/ procedures development and internal quality audits.

Re-focus, simplify, clarify and prosper - thatís the basis of the new system. Come and hear how to implement the new ISO 9001:2000 standards or develop a transition plan to upgrade your current certification.

Please notify one of the following executive members of your attendance by 12:00 PM on Friday, Mar 7, 2003. Bob Anderson (905) 575-2375 ext 3092 OR Hank Verspagen ext 3091


Bob Mok, CQA., CQE
Section Secretary, Sec 0400 

The Society of Professionals Dedicated to the Advancement of Quality

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1)How to get yourself sign up for one of 30 available spots for the upcoming DOFASCO Tour in April!
(See Pages below)

2)The Section would also like to recognize the achievements of some of its members listed below for their successful attainment of ASQ designations during 2002:

October, 2002

Certified Quality Auditor - Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point

Mr William C. Lang

Certified Quality Manager

Ms. Maureen MacDonald

Certified Quality Manager

Ms Barbara M. Lemay

Certified Quality Manager

Ms. Suba Krishnan

Certified Quality Technician

Mr. Wayne P. Wells

Certified Quality Technician

Mr. John Krizmanic

Certified Quality Technician

Mr. Seyed M.J. Mortazavi

Certified Quality Technician

Mr. Michael A. Lingaitis

Certified Quality Technician

Joanne R. Mann

Certified Quality Technician

Mr. Ralph Benincasa

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Mr. Michael G. Toole

December, 2002

Certified Quality Auditor

Mr Pawan Kumar Dewan

Certified Quality Auditor

Mr. Sweedan Sandhar

Certified Quality Auditor

Mr. Patrick J. O'Neill

Certified Quality Engineer

Mr. Larry D. Webb

Certified Quality Engineer

Mr Dan Papaz

Certified Quality Engineer

Mr Steven Wright

Certified Quality Engineer

Mr Abe Verghis

Certified Quality Engineer

Mr. James D. L. Whitsitt

Certified Quality Engineer

Ms. Chu He

Certified Quality Improvement Associate

Mr. Allen H.T Chan

Certified Quality Improvement Associate

Ms. Vaneeta K. Grover


To get one of the 30 available spots, you must :

Come to our March meeting and deposit $20.00, which would be refundable when you show up at the DOFASCO Plant Tour. OR : Contact Adam Kossowski at (905) 847-0222 to register and deposit prior to March 12, 2003 meeting.

Priority will be given to members of this section first. Absentee sign-in is allowed at March meeting with deposits made by others. A waiting list will be established after the first 30 spots are given out.

Post-March meeting reservation (waiting list) by deposit mail-in is also allowed by contacting Adam above. (You must recognize just how low the probability would be to get one of the spots this way by now!)

Some advance details of the Plant Tour is as follows :

Meet at 6:00 PM in the lobby of the Dofasco Main Office at 1330 Burlington St. East. Parking is located just east of the Main Office. See the back of this Newsletter for Map.

We shall be given a tour of the DSG (DoSol Galva) hot dip galvanizing line. This operation is an 80% Dofasco, 20% Usinor Auto joint venture. Usinor is one of Europe's largest producers of high-quality, flat-rolled automotive steels. DSG uses Usinor's proven technology in the production of exposed hot dip galvanized coatings. Dofasco is the exclusive marketer of the line's output - exposed galvanneal, ExtragalTM (exposed galvanized), and unexposed galvanized and galvanneal.

At capacity, DSG can produce 450, 000 tons per year.

Continuous Hot-Dipped Galvanized and Galvaneal facility producung Exposed and Unexposed Automotive Products

Start up year: 1999
Capacity: 450,000 tonnes/year
Max line speed: GA 136 m/min
                                             GI 182 m/min
Gauge range: 0.5 - 2.0 mm
Width range: 914 - 1829 mm
Coating weight: 30 - 150 g/m2

Refreshments will be provided but our contact was not sure about snacks. No arrangements made for meeting anywhere for supper.