Classic Rock Fabrication is honored to announce that we have received the Natural Stone Institute Accreditation. Only the finest companies in the industry can meet all the qualifications necessary to earn Natural Stone Institute Accreditation. The accreditation represents that a company’s fabrication and installation methods are best in class and that safety is a top priority.
Alex Bazdar, President & CEO of Classic Rock Fabrication, was recently interviewed for NSI’s newsletter, The Cutting Edge, on earning the NSI Accreditation.
Congratulations on earning NSI Accreditation! Why was it important for your company to become accredited?
We felt that it was the next logical step for our company after years of process and safety improvement initiatives. It was important for us to look for new ways to separate ourselves from others, as well as continue our journey with our teams.
What surprised you the most about going through this process? How long did it take you to complete the process?
It was not as easy as we expected. We worked on it off and on for about 2 years.
How has being accredited benefitted your company?
I think it has benefited us by holding us accountable to improve, and not just at the top of our organization. You must complete it across all levels. That is truly the benefit of it, making it a company project. Every department has been working in it and on it.
Do you have any advice for other companies who are considering becoming accredited?
If you take safety seriously, and you enjoy continuous improvement, it’s the next logical step. Regardless of anything external, it is the level at which it raises your teams within. You can’t preach it if you are not going to do it.
Have you worked on any recent projects that you’re especially proud of and would like people to know about?
Where would I even start!? I am proud every day of how we carry ourselves and interact with our employees and customers, and this process further cements our position. It was a big undertaking, took countless hours from so many individuals, and was a huge project for all involved.