Press Releases

November 1, 2019 - David Clifton To Speak On Brand Safety At ProcureCon Marketing 2019    
The alphabroder CMO and QCA Board of Directors President is a featured panelist for “Cleaning Up The Marketing Supply Chain: Tools You Need For Brand Safety.” 
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September 25, 2019 - BDA & Shumsky Begin QCA Certification Program    
These companies are embarking on this new level of participation to further their transparency and accountability with product safety and responsible sourcing. 
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September 23, 2019 - PromoPulse Partners With QCA    
This collaboration puts news from QCA Accredited Suppliers as well as Certified Distributors and Advocacy Council participants into easy-to-read, collated fields. 
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July 25, 2019 - QCA Launches Certification Program for Distributors and Decorators   
This new level of participation furthers accountability and will help these companies compete for more lucrative opportunities.
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July 18, 2019 - Foamworx Begins QCA Accreditation Process
To help protect the brands of distributors and their end-buyer clients, the supplier of foam products has applied to participate in QCA’s comprehensive compliance program.  
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May 6, 2019 - Signet, Inc. Returns to QCA's Advocacy Council  
Changes to QCA's model prompted Signet, which was one of the companies that formed the initial Distributor Advocacy Council, to become a part of the new and improved QCA.   
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April 2, 2019 - QCA Redesigns Logo, Website & Blog To Align With New Participation Model
The rebranding initiative is part of an overall organizational revitalization plan. 
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March 25, 2019 - QCA’s Distributor Advocacy Council Expands With The Addition Of Ethical Swag
Through its DAC participation, the company solidifies its commitment to corporate responsibility. 
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February 25, 2019 - C-Slide Holdings Begins QCA Accreditation Process
The WebCam Cover supplier has applied to participate in QCA’s comprehensive compliance 
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January 14, 2019 - QCA Announces New Participation Model 
New plan expands engagement with distributors and end-buyers. While the organization’s overall mission and standards remain the same, this broader structure will give more companies the resources they need to meet buyers’ demands for brand safety, social responsibility and sustainability.
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December 6, 2018 - O Canada! PPPC Suppliers Can Now Apply For QCA Accreditation
The Board of Directors for the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) has revised our bylaws to include supplier members of the Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC). 
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September 13, 2018 - Compliance & Risks Announced As An Official QCA Partner
Compliance & Risks, an end-to-end regulatory solutions provider for companies in the technology, consumer and industrial goods, retail and life-sciences sectors, has been announced by the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) as one of their official compliance solutions partners. 
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August 6, 2018 - AsiaInspection And QCA Re-Affirm Brand Safety Partnership
(QCA) reaffirms its collaborative partnership with AsiaInspection (AI), its longest-tenured collaborative partner, as part of last month’s ten-year anniversary commemoration.  
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July 17, 2018 - QCA Authorizes UL As Accreditation Program Audit Provider
With this achievement, UL joins Bureau Veritas to become only the second authorized audit provider. Also, to better serve QCA’s clients, both providers will now offer Accredited Suppliers the opportunity to schedule and complete future SMETA 4-Pillar audits at the same time QCA audits are requested for completion.
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July 10, 2018 - QCA Milestone: 10-Years Of Going Above And Beyond For Brand Safety
(QCA), has reached a milestone this July, commemorating ten-years as the promotional product industry’s only independent, non-profit accrediting organization dedicated to validating industry manufacturing and sourcing processes.
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June 10, 2018 - QCA Honors D. (Denise) Fenton For 10 Years As Head Of Compliance
As the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) embarks on its ten-year anniversary (July 10, 2018), the organization and its Board of Directors recognized Denise Fenton – Executive Director of Compliance for her role in establishing and maintaining QCA’s Accreditation program.
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June 4, 2018 - WOV-IN® Brands Embarks On QCA Compliance Accreditation Program
By applying to participate in the QCA Accreditation program, Universal Strap – more commonly known throughout the industry under their line names WOV-IN®, Promopet®, and Footprints USA™ – has joined other industry-leading suppliers by taking a hard look at their business models and compliance programs. 
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May 21, 2018 - Shared Brand Safety Goals Seal Partnership For QCA And Recall Results
The collaborative partnership provides companies on the QCA Distributor Advocacy Council (DAC) with ready access to effective recall management solutions. 
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May 9, 2018 - QCA And ZOOMCatalog Announce Strategic “Brand Safety” Partnership
ZOOMcatalog has created a page that allows distributors to refine their search results to only show catalogs from those suppliers that currently hold the honor of QCA Accreditation. As a bonus, distributors will be able to create custom catalogs for their clients that only contain products from accredited sources.
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May 1, 2018 - DistributorCentral and QCA Announce Strategic Partnership
DistributorCentral has created a filter that allows distributors to narrow down their search results to only show products from suppliers with QCA accreditation with just one click. 
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March 12, 2018 - QCA Adds Pierre Martichoux To Board Of Directors
Mr. Martichoux is the president of Chameleon like, a QCA Accredited Company since 2012. He has served as a volunteer on QCA’s finance committee and will continue in that role for the foreseeable future. 
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February 28, 2018 - QCA Creator and Founding Board Member Jay Deutsch Secedes Board Position
Jay Deutsch, creator of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) and cofounder and CEO of BDA Inc. has announced that he is stepping down from the QCA board. 
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February 13, 2018 - Spector & Co. Becomes The First To Achieve QCA Accreditation In 2018
Spector & Co. becomes the first supplier in 2018 to achieve the esteemed Accreditation for having met the rigorous qualifications necessary to receive the promotional products industry’s only certification dedicated to product quality, product safety, supply chain security, social accountability and environmental stewardship.  
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July 10, 2017 - QCA Continues To Expand Distributor Advocacy Council With Stran Promotional Solutions
The Council is now comprised of 13 companies, which represent more than $1.6 billion in annual promotional products sales. 
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June 30, 2017 - QCA Expands Distributor Advocacy Council With Distributor Cotton Candy
By joining the DAC, Cotton Candy connects with the other like-minded distributors who are passionate about furthering the cause of our industry’s responsibility to protect client brands.
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May 16, 2017 - QCA Announces Rick Rayl Stepping Down After 10 Years
Founding representative and instrumental contributor to the development of QCA, Rick Rayl, has stepped down from the QCA Board of Directors.
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May 9, 2017 - Fey Industries, Inc. Achieves QCA Accreditation
The company joins 31 other currently accredited companies that have met the rigorous qualifications to receive the promotional products industry’s only certification dedicated to product quality, product safety, supply chain security, social accountability and environmental stewardship.
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September 15, 2016 - QCA Hires Tim Brown, MAS, as Executive Director of Operations
Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, has hired Tim Brown, MAS, as executive director of operations. He replaced Jeffrey P. Jacobs who retired in April.
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February 18, 2016 - QCA Retains Juli Sinnett As Consultant To Distributor Group
QCA hires former SwervePoint founder and principal as a consultant to the QCA Distributor Advocacy Council. Sinnett was retained to drive more collaboration between the distributor group and the accredited suppliers of QCA. 
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September 28, 2015 - Quality Logo Products Joins QCA’s Distributor Advocacy Council
The addition of Quality Logo Products, a Top 50 distributor and recognized on Inc. 5,000 fastest growing US companies, marks another step towards the DAC’s awareness goals. 
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March 31, 2015 - Clouser Group Joins QCA’s Distributor Advocacy Council
Clouser now joins a core group of 13 leading promotional products distributors focused on furthering THE industry standard which ensures suppliers are ascribing to a proactive, comprehensive, compliance solution. 
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March 2, 2015 - QCA Accredits Vitronic
Vitronic, with over 100 years of experience, is a top 40 Promotional Products Industry Supplier.
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December 11, 2014 - QCA Accredits American Ad Bag, Inc.
This commitment by American ad Bag and the other suppliers who have received this notable achievement gives customers confidence that the products they are buying are safe and compliant. 
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November 3, 2014 - Chameleon Like Becomes QCA Accredited
After an extensive and comprehensive self-assessment and audit process of nearly 20 months, Chameleon like, Inc., the Gilroy, California-based supplier to the Promotional Industry is granted QCA Accreditation.
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August 11, 2014 - QCA Announces Finalization of Non-Profit Organizational Status and Leadership Changes
Tax-exempt status now officially acknowledges what a group of leading suppliers were able to accomplish and sets a high bar in the industry for product safety and compliance. Funded solely by dues and accreditation fees from its members, QCA continues to add suppliers dedicated to the same cause of making the promotional products industry supply chain as secure and socially compliant as possible for all. 
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March 4, 2014 - QCA’s Denise E. Fenton Appointed to ICPHSO Board
The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO), recently announced the appointment of Denise (Dee) Fenton to its board of directors.
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February 13, 2014 - QCA Accredits SanMar
Adding SanMar, a Top 3 Supplier in the Counselor Supplier Top 40, means that five of the top six suppliers are now accredited by QCA.
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January 25, 2013 - QCA Certification Granted To Norwood & BIC Graphic
The number of QCA Accredited Suppliers continues to grow. Congratulations to Norwood & BIC Graphic North America for achieving QCA Accreditation.
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January 7, 2013 - Chameleon like & Moderne Glass Begin QCA Accreditation Process
QCA welcomes Chameleon like, Inc. and Moderne Glass Company as applicants to the QCA Accreditation Program. The two companies have begun taking the necessary, proactive steps to provide safe and compliant products in order to meet the needs of today’s Fortune 100 customer requirements. 
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November 14, 2012 - QCA Accreditation Granted To Crown Products
The roster of QCA Certified Supplies continues to grow, as Crown Products has been granted QCA Accreditation. 
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