Audits are an integral part of our Quality Control Program to insure that all aspects of the company adhere to our corporate policies. Under no circumstances shall deficiencies addressed in audit reports be disregarded or not addressed in a timely manner. Internal Audits – The Quality Control Committee will periodically, not less than once per year, lead a quality audit team to evaluate each facility and its conformance to the Quality Assurance Management Program. If deficiencies in policies, procedures or products are found during these investigations, a complete analysis will be performed to determine the cause of the problem. When the faulty material is isolated, or it is discovered that the proper procedures have not been followed, or that approved procedures are no longer appropriate, corrective action will be taken immediately. Independent Audits – In addition to our internal audits, independent audits are conducted for the purpose of scrutinizing our program. To insure that our processes are running as consistently as possible, our facilities are assessed on a regular basis. In this respect, we are able to locate and correct deficiencies where they exist.