Employees of Deerfield’s MPI Products, LLC, celebrated Wednesday, May 10, after hearing they’d received a national recognition.
A Q1 flag is flying over their headquarters on Grand Avenue in Deerfield.
MPI was awarded Q1 certification by the Ford Motor Company during a ceremony and celebration held at Fireman’s Park on Wednesday.
The certification is considered a worldwide indicator recognizing MPI for producing auto parts of exceptional quality while excelling in four different areas: capable systems, continuous improvement, ongoing performance and satisfied customers.
MPI had previously been recognized as a Q1 manufacturer, but lost the status in 2007.
“This goal took a little longer to achieve then we originally hoped,” said Chief Financial Officer Mike Putz. “But I don’t think for one second during those ten years that MPI Wisconsin wasn’t Q1 caliber, because we were.”