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About Us : Grand Rapids Section 1001

Knowledge – Networking - Opportunities

ASQ1001 in Grand Rapids, Michigan was founded in 1953. It is affiliated with the American Society for Quality (ASQ), an international organization that is helping to create better workplaces and communities, worldwide.

Our local section provides opportunities to increase Knowledge through education and training, workshops and certification. Networking takes place among more than 400 active members through monthly meetings, LinkedIn, and other professional activities. Members benefit from finding employment postings, volunteering for the section and community events, publishing appropriate professional papers and seeking advancement to Senior and Fellow status in ASQ.

ASQ1001 has proudly lead West Michigan companies into the 21st Century and continues to be the “global voice of quality” in West Michigan and beyond.

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Section News Flash

Message from the Chair

May 2014

Come see the progress on the Grand Rapids Fire Department’s (GRFD) quality journey.

 In 2013, Rob Pease and Brad Brown conducted a high energy and informative session for ASQ Section 1001, describing how the GRFD was turned onto lean methodology, and showed some of their early progress through the utilization of A3 thinking.

 Several projects and changes in deeply rooted organizational methodologies have taken place over the last 12 months, so get an update and find out what your fire department is up to. Standard work, 5S, value stream mapping, Kanban pull systems, and of course more A3’s, which have propelled the department down the path to excellence.

 A follow up from the original ‘quick response vehicle’ will also be incorporated, with a live demonstration of this exciting fire suppression technology.






Member Meetings

ASQ Presents!

  • Special speakers, tutorials, networking, dinner buffet
  • Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month September through May (except December)
  • Venue: The Bluff Banquet and Conference Center, located at 2035 28th Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
  • Register online at asq1001.org “Events” page

AGENDA (except December)

  • 5:15 - Doors Open / Registration
  • 5:30 - Networking
  • 5:45 - Tutorial
  • 6:00 - Buffet Begins
  • 7:15 - Speaker Main Topic Presentation
  • 8:15 - Closing remarks, Adjourn (approx.)