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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

Sept 2017 Chair Message

From the Program Chair (for the Chair):

Jd Marhevko, our September presenter did an excellent job - Thanks Jd!  Her presentation is has been uploaded to the presentations section of this site

October Program: 

This meeting and presentation is a collaboration between the Grand Rapids and Holland/Zeeland ASQ.

Join us at the Bluff Banquet and Conference Center, Grand Rapids on October 12 when Gerald Wojtala, Executive Director of the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI), will review the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules at a high level and then share insights of the current state of FDA implementation and industry impacts.

Mr. Wojtala is Past-President of the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO). Prior to government service, he worked as a microbiologist at Difco Laboratories in Detroit.



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.)