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ASQ Receives New Contract
For Malcolm Baldrige National
ASQ was recently awarded a new contract to continue its
administration of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is presented
annually by the President of the United States to organizations
that demonstrate quality and performance excellence. The award
may be given annually in up to six categories, including manufacturing, services, small business, education, health care, and
The Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, on which the
award is based, improves organizational performance and offers
organizations an integrated approach to key management areas
like leadership, customer focus, operations focus, results and
According to a December 2011 study, a conservatively estimated benefit-to-cost ratio for organizations that employ the
Baldrige Criteria was 820 to 1. A study of the organizations that
have earned two Baldrige Awards shows their median growth in
revenue was 93 percent in the years between their awards and
their job growth was 2½ percent higher than the same industry.
ASQ, the leading authority on quality in all fields, organizations, and industries, has been the sole administrator of the
award since the award’s inception in 1988. The Baldrige Award is
named after the late Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige,
a proponent of quality management. The program is overseen by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a
non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
For more information about the Malcolm Baldrige
National Quality Award, visit asq.org/learn-about-quality/
Flexpipe Opens New Ontario Plant
Flexpipe is opening a new office and plant in Toronto, Ontario.
This new location of 4,000 square feet will be an assembly plant
and distribution center. The office will also offer designing and
3D cad services for the tube and joint modular system.
Located in North York, 5,000 Dufferin Unit #O, M3H 5T5,
Flexpipe Toronto will accommodate Ontario manufacturers with
Lean Manufacturing projects.
Flexpipe Inc. offers a complete line of tubes, joints, and hardware, to custom designs and assembles various work tools such as
equipment racks, workstations, carts, flowracks, boards, and more.