NTM, Inc., a KOMET SERVICE® Partner, earns ISO certification



NTM, Inc. of Minneapolis is the second KOMET SERVICE® Partner to earn ISO 9001:2008 certification, a major step for both NTM and KOMET SERVICE, as the two companies push for increasingly higher standards of quality assurance.



MINNEAPOLIS (March 19, 2015) – Minneapolis-based KOMET SERVICE® Partner, NTM, Inc. and KOMET of America, are pleased to announce that NTM has attained ISO 9001:2008 certification. All KOMET SERVICE Partners are currently working to obtain ISO 9001:2008 certification, and NTM, Inc. is the second Partner to have completed the certification. This certification, established by the International Organization for Standardization, ensures that customers receive goods of a consistently high quality, and that all regulatory requirements are met, regardless of the nature of the product or the industry. A certification with such broad applicability naturally carries with it a great degree of steps and requirements; as such, NTM’s certification shows the commitment to quality and customer assurance that they share with KOMET.



“This is exciting for our Partner, NTM, but it is equally exciting and motivating for us all at KOMET SERVICE,” declares Tom Whennen, Manager, KOMET SERVICE North America. “All of our Partners are actively working towards ISO certification, and getting closer each day. NTM’s accomplishment, shows the dedication we all have towards being ISO certified. ISO certification is an added stamp of quality and reliability, and it is what sets KOMET SERVICE apart in the solid carbide tooling market. Our joint dedication to quality and to customers is unequalled.”



NTM, Inc. President, Pat Mullins, also sees this accomplishment as a testament to their quality standards, saying, “With independent registration of our firm by an outside auditor, you can be assured that we have committed to the highest standards in our operations, production and management.”



NTM, Inc. joined the KOMET SERVICE network in June 2014. However, NTM started in 1976, and for nearly 40 years has provided customers with quality custom tooling, tool refurbishment and subcontract machining. With ISO certification, NTM’s customers can rest assured that their tools are manufactured and/or refurbished to the highest quality standards, with the confidence of the International Organization for Standardization and the support of KOMET. This latest accomplishment proves that NTM is finely tuned to serve customers well into the future.



Customers who need special solid carbide tools manufactured or who have solid carbide tools (irrespective of brand) in need of refurbishment or need subcontract machining are encouraged to try NTM, Inc. They are sure to be pleased with the quality, transparency, and fair pricing.



About KOMET of America, Inc.

KOMET of America, based in Schaumburg, Ill., is the largest subsidiary of the German KOMET GROUP®, a global leader in metal-cutting and boring technology and tools. Its KOMET®, DIHART®, JEL®, RHOBEST®, BRINKHAUS, and KOMET SERVICE® brands make KOMET a renowned and trusted leader in the metalworking industry, especially for drilling, boring, reaming, milling, and threading operations. KOMET has been an innovator in this industry for over 90 years – beginning with their indexable drilling tools and continuing today with innovations such as their mechatronic tool systems.. The company proudly employs over 1,600 staff throughout its 20 subsidiaries, and today maintains a presence in more than 50 countries.



About NTM, Inc.

NTM, Inc. is a family-owned tooling and machine shop founded by Robert Thielen in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1976. NTM started as a tool and cutter grinding job shop and quickly grew, adding CNC machining capabilities, indexable tool repair, tool sharpening, and stubby indexable boring bars. In June 2014, NTM, Inc. became a licensed KOMET SERVICE Partner. NTM continues to be a one-stop tooling and machine shop, and as a KOMET SERVICE Partner, uses the TOOLS PLUS IDEAS approach to get customers the tool repairs and new tools they need quickly.




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For more information, contact:



Pat Mullins

President/CEO MTM, Inc.





Tom Whennen

Manager, KOMET SERVICE® North America





Nate Butala

Marketing Coordinator




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