Chism Manufacturing Solution LLC, the Manasota SCORE 2012 Client of the Year, moved into an expanded facility in 2013, doubled sales volume to $1 million, and recently earned two certifications from NSF International Strategic Registrations: ISO9001:2008 for Quality Management and AS9100 for Aerospace Management Systems. CMS manufactures electronic and cable harness wiring products for commercial customers and the aerospace industry. The AS9100 certification is endorsed or required by all major aerospace manufacturers, and the ISO9001 assures commercial customers that their work will be completed using quality management systems.
Chism acknowledges that the company continues to benefit from the assistance of Manasota SCORE mentor Richard “King” Barnard. Barnard has worked with Chism over the past four years as the business grew from the original 3 part-time employees to 10 employees. He has brought other SCORE mentors in to offer CMS a full range of expert advice for managing and growing the business.