BRIGHTON, MI – Ford Motor Co. has awarded Fortech Products Q1 certification for the quality performance of its production facility in Brighton, Michigan.

The Ford Q1 award recognizes a select group of Ford suppliers for excellence in a wide variety of areas, including manufacturing processes, continuous improvement, on-time delivery, service and overall customer satisfaction. 

“Achieving Ford’s prestigious Q1 award reflects the discipline that’s part of Fortech’s DNA,” said Creighton Forester, the company’s President and CEO. “We hold ourselves accountable each and every day for continually maintaining the highest levels of quality products and service for all of our customers.”

Fortech develops and manufactures corrosion-resistant coatings, metalforming lubricants and metalworking fluids for the automotive, aerospace and related industries. Founded in 1995, Fortech has grown steadily through acquisitions and new-product development programs. The company acquired U.S. Petrotech in 1998, Argus Coating in 1999 and LG Formulators in 2000. The company acquired the assets of Pandora Manufacturing in 2010 and a year later moved into new facilities in Brighton. In addition to its Brighton headquarters, research and development laboratories and production operations, Fortech has locations throughout China and Mexico.  

“We continue to pursue growth opportunities in the Americas and elsewhere around the world,” Forester added. “As our customers expand, we want to be ready to support them wherever those expansions take place. We’re dedicated to continuous improvement, to consistently providing cost-effective on-time delivery and to the very highest levels of product quality.”

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