Client Success Stories

American Elite Molding LLC (AEM) 

07-19-2021 12:12 PM

American Elite Molding Proves American Quality with ISO Certification

American Elite Molding LLC (AEM) is America’s leading manufacturer of nylon cable ties. As a privately-owned company located in Crestview, Florida, with 124 employees, their 75,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility operates 24/7/365 and boasts the most advanced production processes in the United States. AEM offers an extensive line of cable ties in a variety of lengths, tensile strengths, and colors, plus accessories such as mounting pads and cable clamps. Their markets include HVAC, electrical, construction, and specialty markets across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. AEM is committed to continuous improvement in quality and service in all areas with a focus on customer success and satisfaction.

To maintain AEM’s commitment to continuous improvement and to provide the highest level of service to their customers, AEM owner Bob Sires looked to the FloridaMakes network and worked with a Business Advisor at the Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council, which is managed by the University of West Florida, to guide them in the implementation of ISO 9001:2015.


  • Greater than $5 million in increased or retained sales
  • 12 new or retained jobs.
  • 2019 Finalist for the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award

American Elite Molding is committed to continuous improvement and to providing the highest level of service for our customers. We wanted to pursue ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certification for an external indication of that commitment. We were extremely pleased with the assistance that UWF and FloridaMakes provided us in becoming ISO certified. With their guidance, we were able to obtain our certification in February 2018 with zero discrepancies, and we’ve since successfully passed the annual ISO surveillance audit. The ISO Consultant from FloridaMakes also helped us develop an internal audit team, consisting of our employees, for continued quality management.

— Robert Sires, Founder, Owner and CEO