Fort Smith, Ark. – Baldor Electric Company was honored this week to receive the Arkansas Governor’s Quality Award for Performance Excellence from Governor Mike Beebe during the 20th Annual Awards Celebration in Little Rock, Arkansas. The award is the highest level available in the quality program organized by the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence.
Ron Tucker, Chief Executive Officer and President of Baldor, said, “Winning the Quality Award for Performance Excellence is a tremendous honor. This evaluation process will aid us in strengthening our management processes, because we believe that everything we do can, and should be, improved. With the help of this program, we are identifying continuous improvement opportunities which will allow us to take even better care of our customers.”
“At Baldor we believe quality drives productivity, and productivity is critical,” added Wayne Thurman, the company’s Chief Operating Officer. “The Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence has been a good partner to help us evaluate and improve our processes and systems, and they are a valuable resource for every organization in the state. We would encourage any other Arkansas organization looking to strengthen its business model to participate in the Governor’s Quality Award Program.”
For more information on the Governor’s Quality Award Program, please visit their website at www.arkansas-quality.org.
Baldor Electric Company (www.baldor.com) is a leading marketer, designer and manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives, and mechanical power transmission products. Baldor, a member of the ABB group, is headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Baldor Electric Company
5711 R.S. Boreham, Jr. St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
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