Quality Control


  • Scott Ward first implemented In-Plant WTCA QC in 1998 and has more than a decade of experience with the program.
  • He reflects on the benefits he first saw when implementing the QC program and how QC helps differentiate his business based on the unique quality of their production.
  • The In-Plant WTCA QC program’s biggest impact for Ward’s company has been training employees and reducing customer product issues and related costs.


  • In addition to implementing a QC program and training staff, another good way to increase awareness of quality control issues is by creating QC posters strategically placed throughout the shop floor.
  • A QC board can use photos or actual material examples to illustrate common QC dos and don’ts.
  • Work is underway to revise and reaffirm Chapter 3 of the ANSI/TPI 1 standard on quality control.
  • Meet SBCA’s new president, Steve Stroder.
  • SBCA developed SCORE and other programs to help CMs run their companies as safe, productive, and risk-free as possible.
  • Banding together and implementing these tools not only benefits individual companies, it elevates our industry.