Jerry Grimaud Receives Master Fabric Craftsman Certification

(Roseville, Minn. –October 2013) – Jerry Grimaud, Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, recently achieved certification as a Master Fabric Craftsman signifying his superior knowledge in all phases of product design, craftsmanship and installation that pertain to the awning and canopy fabrication industry.

Grimaud was certified as a Master Fabric Craftsman on October 24, 2013. As a member of a select group of certified professionals, Jerry Grimaud has gained experience through continued professional development, contributed to the advancement of specialty fabric products and has endorsed the Code of Ethics of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) reflecting ethical business leadership and management practices.

To become professionally certified through IFAI, individuals participate in rigorous, in-depth testing including oral and written exams that test knowledge of the principles and practices of managing a specialty fabric products business environment.

For more information about IFAI’s Professional Certification Program, contact Christine Gerard, Division Specialist of Core Markets, at +1 651 225 6926, or e-mail


Congratulations on Successfully Continuing the Quality Journey

Lawrence is proud to announce that we have received our re-certification of ISO 9001 that will continue through 2018. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards. Alliance International Registrar, LLC has certified that we have successfully implemented a business management system. Click here to view our Official Certificate.

The ISO 9000 family of standards is related to quality management systems and designed to help organizations meet and exceed their customer’s requirements for quality products. This is the essence of Lawrence’s quality goals and objectives. Lawrence management is extremely proud of its workforce professionalism that made this accomplishment possible. In the days ahead, we will continue to improve on what we say we are doing by making fact-based decisions on measurements of our operational objectives and performances.

“The maintaining of our ISO certification continues to improve our processes,” said company President Mike Bowman. “Determining how to efficiently meet and exceed our customer’s expectations is an ongoing employee owned company-wide effort,” added Vice President Dave Bess.