General News, Quality Certifications


Cleveland, OH – January 9, 2013 – Jergens, Inc. is proud to announce that the company has passed its Quality Suppliers List for Manufacturers (QSLM) audit which was conducted on January 9, 2013. The purpose of the audit was to maintain the company’s approval as a supplier of Quick-Release Pins to the US Department of Defense. The criteria for passing the audit is similar to ISO9001:2008 standards, with more emphasis on certification and traceability to raw material physical and chemical properties..

By passing this important and comprehensive audit, Jergens, Inc., continues to operate as an approved supplier of Quick-Release Pins for use by the United States Dept. of Defense and all other federal entities which utilize these unique locking pins.

Jergens Kwik-Lok®, Quick-Release Pins were designed provide fast, easy, positive engagement and high holding strength for applications requiring frequent, repetitive use. Simple, smooth operation makes Jergens Kwik-Lok® Pins an ideal replacement for detent, clevis and cotter pins. Beyond military uses, other Kwik-Lok® applications include general industrial/manufacturing, aviation and medical, recreational and marine equipment.

The 17-4 PH-grade stainless steel construction of Jergens Kwik-Lok®, Quick-Release Pins permit installation in corrosive, wet and other harsh or caustic operating environments. Other available materials and finishes include heat-treated alloy steel and cadmium-plating.

Jergens Kwik-Lok®, Quick-Release Pin features & benefits include among others…

  • Rugged, durable construction ideal for extreme environments
  • Firm, even grip for smooth operation
  • Includes hole and ring for easy attachment of optional lanyard
  • Vibration-resistant
  • High impact resistance
  • Quick insertion and removal
  • Double-acting pins activated by push or pull motion
  • Multiple handle styles for a wide range of applications

Jergens Kwik-Lok®, Quick-Release Pins are produced under the following manufacturing standards:

  • NAS Number NASM 1334 – NASM 1348 is also available.
  • MS / NASM Numbers 17984-90
  • Special Military and Aerospace size and configurations are available.

For more Jergens Kwik-Lok®, Quick-Release Pins information visit or contact the company at Jergens, Inc. at 15700 S. Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110-3898. Phone: 877-486-1454; Fax: 216-481-6193.


Quality Certifications


Cleveland, OH – April 22, 2010 –Jergens, Inc. announced today that both its TCD and ASG divisions were recertified to ISO 9001:2008, reinforcing the company’s commitment to maintaining the highest possible quality standards. Jergens’ TCD Division designs and manufactures tooling and workholding products, specialty fasteners, and lifting products, while the ASG Division distributes and services tools used in light assembly. 

Maintained by the International Organization for Standardization, the internationally accepted ISO 9000 series of standards were written to provide a consistent basis for establishing product and service quality requirements and to provide guidelines that govern quality management systems. The new 2008 standard provides clarification of existing standards, and requires more rigorous control of outsourced processes, quality system documentation, infrastructure oversight and management.

The successful recertification at Jergens was the result of a coordinated effort among all employees to continually improve its quality management system and provide exceptional customer service. “Jergens has a history of exceeding product and service quality requirements, and our company-wide dedication to continuous improvement is an ongoing goal,” says Sean Stapulionis, General Manager. “We’re proud that AQA International has approved us for this prestigious certification.”