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Emphasizing Regulator’s Commitment to Quality

February 21, 2014 (Edenton, NC) – Regulator Marine, manufacturer of the finest in offshore sportfishing boats, announced that the company has earned the International Standardization Organization (ISO) 9001: 2008 certification for the company’s manufacturing processes at their Edenton, North Carolina plant and headquarters. This world-class quality-management certification is awarded to organizations that meet the rigorous criteria for assuring quality in the products or services they provide their customers.


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“Anyone who knows Regulator knows that we are committed to quality,” Joan Maxwell, president and co-founder of Regulator Marine. “We wanted to take that commitment one step further and achieve a new standard that would ensure we are consistently building the finest offshore sportfishing boats on the market.”

As a leader in the manufacture of high-quality center consoles for more than 25 years, Regulator has produced more than 3,500 boats using processes including fiberglass construction, resin transfer molding (RTM) and infusion of composite parts. Using the internationally recognized standard for quality-management practices and applying best practices to measure and deliver quality and consistency, ISO certification helps strengthen performance at Regulator’s headquarters and improve the customer experience.

“Achieving ISO 9001:2008 certification sharpens our focus on continual improvement and helps us better serve our customers,” said Lee Norfleet, Business Development Manager at Regulator. “It also allows us to open the door to new opportunities, and we couldn’t be more excited about what’s ahead.”

Regulator celebrated the achievement of the ISO 9001:2008 certification in a special ceremony at the company’s Edenton, North Carolina plant and headquarters on February 19, 2014. Regulator’s senior executives and 93 employees as well as state and local town officials were present.

Maxwell added, “Every customer who buys a Regulator is fulfilling a dream, and it’s our responsibility to make sure that dream is supported by quality craftsmanship, safety and the Legendary Ride.”

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ABOUT REGULATOR MARINE: Born and built to last in Edenton, North Carolina, Regulator boats are tested against the challenging conditions of the Outer Banks, and delivered to locations throughout the U.S. and abroad. As manufacturers of center console sportfishing boats ranging from the all-new Regulator 23 to the Regulator 34SS, as well as custom patrol boats and stand outs like the “Indestructible Queen Bee” – a 26-foot boat that survived a 3- year, 3,500-mile unmanned trans-Atlantic journey – Regulator delivers American-made craftsmanship like no other. Regulators are designed and engineered for the most discriminating anglers in the world with a “no-compromise” philosophy for a Legendary Ride.