Timeline

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Click on a milestone to learn more. January 4, 1993:
First Commercial Operations (CGL1)
CGL1 launched as one of the largest, most advanced
galvanizing/galvannealing lines in the world and quickly
outpaced production expectations, establishing three
consecutive world production records.
1990-1997 Milestones PRO-TEC Inception First Commercial Operations (CGL1) PRO-TEC Dedication Ceremony Established Internal EMT Squad ISO 9002 Certification First In-Line Roll Coater QS 9000 Certification             
Click on a milestone to learn more. May 13, 1993: PRO-TEC
Dedication Ceremony
Guests at the official opening of PRO-TEC Coating Company included Japanese
Ambassador Okawara, Consul General Enoki, Ohio Governor Voinovich and
Leipsic Mayor Judy Crawford.
1990-1997 Milestones First Commercial Operations (CGL1) PRO-TEC Dedication Ceremony Established Internal EMT Squad ISO 9002 Certification First In-Line Roll Coater QS 9000 Certification PRO-TEC Inception             
Click on a milestone to learn more. 1993: Established Internal EMT Squad PRO-TEC’s state-certified EMTs not only respond to the 24/7 needs of the facility,
but also provide back-up coverage for the Leipsic village EMT squad.
1990-1997 Milestones First Commercial Operations (CGL1) PRO-TEC Dedication Ceremony Established Internal EMT Squad ISO 9002 Certification First In-Line Roll Coater QS 9000 Certification PRO-TEC Inception             
Click on a milestone to learn more. 1996: ISO 9002 Certification ISO 9002 is an international standard that provides guidance in the development
and implementation of an effective quality management system.
1990-1997 Milestones First Commercial Operations (CGL1) PRO-TEC Dedication Ceremony Established Internal EMT Squad ISO 9002 Certification First In-Line Roll Coater QS 9000 Certification PRO-TEC Inception             
Click on a milestone to learn more. 1997: First In-Line Roll Coater The first of its kind in the industry, it has since become a standard for
automotive quality, hot-dip galvanizing lines.
1990-1997 Milestones First Commercial Operations (CGL1) PRO-TEC Dedication Ceremony Established Internal EMT Squad ISO 9002 Certification First In-Line Roll Coater QS 9000 Certification PRO-TEC Inception             
Click on a milestone to learn more. 1997: QS 9000 Certification 1990-1997 Milestones PRO-TEC is certified to the quality standard of industry-specific requirements
developed by Daimler/Chrysler, Ford and General Motors.
First Commercial Operations (CGL1) PRO-TEC Dedication Ceremony Established Internal EMT Squad ISO 9002 Certification First In-Line Roll Coater QS 9000 Certification PRO-TEC Inception             
Click on a milestone to learn more. 1998: First Commercial
Operations (CGL2)
To meet increased demand, PRO-TEC added a second coating line, which at the time
established PRO-TEC as the largest plant of its kind in the world.
1998-2003 Milestones First Commercial Operations (CGL2) First Domestic Commercial Shipments
of Advanced High-Strength Steel
ORA Cultural Training for
All Associates
ISO 14001 Certification Acceptance into EPA National
Environmental Performance Track
Establishment of PRO-TEC Mission                          
Click on a milestone to learn more. 2000: First Domestic Commercial Shipments of
Advanced High-Strength Steel
Advanced high-strength steel allows automakers to build more crashworthy
vehicles while reducing weight. It means safer vehicles for passengers while
improving fuel economy.
1998-2003 Milestones              First Domestic Commercial Shipments
of Advanced High-Strength Steel
First Commercial Operations (CGL2) Establishment of PRO-TEC Mission Acceptance into EPA National
Environmental Performance Track
ORA Cultural Training for
All Associates
ISO 14001 Certification             
Click on a milestone to learn more. 2000: ORA Cultural Training for All Associates Associates willing and able to demonstrate ownership, responsibility and
accountability (ORA) continue to be a key to our success.
1998-2003 Milestones                           First Domestic Commercial Shipments
of Advanced High-Strength Steel
First Commercial Operations (CGL2) Establishment of PRO-TEC Mission Acceptance into EPA National
Environmental Performance Track
ORA Cultural Training for
All Associates
ISO 14001 Certification
Click on a milestone to learn more. 2000: ISO 14001 Certification This environmental management systems certification placed PRO-TEC among the first
organizations in the area to satisfy these voluntary international standards.
1998-2003 Milestones                           First Domestic Commercial Shipments
of Advanced High-Strength Steel
First Commercial Operations (CGL2) Establishment of PRO-TEC Mission Acceptance into EPA National
Environmental Performance Track
ORA Cultural Training for
All Associates
ISO 14001 Certification
Click on a milestone to learn more. 2003: Acceptance into EPA National
Environmental Performance Track
This program recognizes U.S. facilities with environmental performance that surpasses
compliance with environmental laws, which include taking extra steps to reduce and
prevent pollution, and being good corporate neighbors.
1998-2003 Milestones                           First Domestic Commercial Shipments
of Advanced High-Strength Steel
First Commercial Operations (CGL2) Establishment of PRO-TEC Mission Acceptance into EPA National
Environmental Performance Track
ORA Cultural Training for
All Associates
ISO 14001 Certification
Click on a milestone to learn more. 2003: Establishment of PRO-TEC Mission Twenty words that summarize what PRO-TEC stands for from customer, industry
and community perspectives:

To foster human potential, a spirit of cooperation and technical innovation
for the betterment of our industry, Associates and community.
1998-2003 Milestones                           First Domestic Commercial Shipments
of Advanced High-Strength Steel
First Commercial Operations (CGL2) Establishment of PRO-TEC Mission Acceptance into EPA National
Environmental Performance Track
ORA Cultural Training for
All Associates
ISO 14001 Certification
Click on a milestone to learn more. 2004: TS 16949 Certification This "sector-specific" certification shows our automotive customers worldwide
that PRO-TEC is committed to being recognized as a long-term supplier of
quality goods and services.
2004-2020 Milestones TS (IATF) 16949 Certification Ohio Award for Excellence
Governor’s Award
OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award
ISO/IEC 17025 Certification Continuous Annealing Line First
Prime Coil
             TS (IATF) 16949 Certification
Click on a milestone to learn more. 2004: Ohio Award for Excellence
Governor’s Award
The state’s highest recognition for organizations that have demonstrated, through
practicesand superior results, the highest level of excellence in areas including
leadership, strategic planning and customer focus.
2004-2020 Milestones              OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Continuous Annealing Line First
Prime Coil
Ohio Award for Excellence
Governor’s Award
ISO/IEC 17025 Certification Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award
TS (IATF) 16949 Certification TS (IATF) 16949 Certification
Click on a milestone to learn more. 2004: OSHA Voluntary
Protection Program
PRO-TEC became the first company of its kind to achieve “Star” status in the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program.
The award recognizes businesses with outstanding programs for preventing
injuries and illnesses.
2004-2020 Milestones              OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Continuous Annealing Line First
Prime Coil
Ohio Award for Excellence
Governor’s Award
ISO/IEC 17025 Certification Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award
TS (IATF) 16949 Certification TS (IATF) 16949 Certification
Click on a milestone to learn more. 2007: Malcolm Baldrige
National Quality Award
Each year, the U.S. Department of Commerce selects only a small number of companies
for this prestigious award. It is the top honor a U.S. company can receive for quality
achievement and performance excellence.
2004-2020 Milestones              OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Continuous Annealing Line First
Prime Coil
Ohio Award for Excellence
Governor’s Award
ISO/IEC 17025 Certification Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award
TS (IATF) 16949 Certification TS (IATF) 16949 Certification
Click on a milestone to learn more. 2008: ISO/IEC 17025 Certification PRO-TEC’s quality assurance testing is certified to the recognized international standards
for quality and reliability.
2004-2020 Milestones              OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Continuous Annealing Line First
Prime Coil
Ohio Award for Excellence
Governor’s Award
ISO/IEC 17025 Certification Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award
TS (IATF) 16949 Certification TS (IATF) 16949 Certification
Click on a milestone to learn more. 2013: Continuous Annealing
Line First Prime Coil
When TS 16949 was revised to IATF 16949, PROTEC re-certified to the revisions in 2018. 2004-2020 Milestones (IATF) 16949 Certification Ohio Award for Excellence
Governor’s Award
OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award
ISO/IEC 17025 Certification Continuous Annealing Line First
Prime Coil
                          New Layer First Prime Coil CGL3
Click on a milestone to learn more. 2020: First Prime Coil CGL3 To meet demands for GEN3 steel, PRO-TEC’s CGL3 uses the
world’s most advanced and flexible heat-treating design.
This broadened the material offerings to include higher formability
Si-added steels.”
2004-2020 Milestones (IATF) 16949 Certification Ohio Award for Excellence
Governor’s Award
OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award
ISO/IEC 17025 Certification Continuous Annealing Line First
Prime Coil
                          New Layer First Prime Coil CGL3