J.V. Manufacturing, Inc. of Springdale, an AMS client, was presented an Achievement Level Award by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe during the 17th Annual Awards Celebration for the Governor’s Quality Award Program on Monday evening, October 17th at the Peabody Hotel Little Rock.
A total of 23 Governor’s Quality Awards were presented at the event. Philip Singerman, the Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Washington, D.C., was the guest speaker.
The awards ceremony included four award levels of Performance Excellence (in descending order of qualifications): the Governor’s Award, the Achievement Award, the Commitment Award and the Challenge Award. As well as the recognition, recipients receive an in-depth evaluation of their management systems and a written feedback report citing strengths and areas for improvement. Industry-specific seminars were held last year for manufacturing, healthcare and insurance/financial services.
In addition to J.V. Manufacturing, three other Arkansas based manufacturers were honored. Receiving the commitment awards were Ducommun LaBarge Technologies of Huntsville and Rockline Industries of Springdale. Medallion Foods of Newport received the Challenge award.
The goal of the Governor’s Quality Award Program is to encourage Arkansas organizations to engage in continuous quality improvement, which leads to performance excellence, and to provide significant recognition to those organizations. Created as a not-for-profit organization, the program is dedicated to assist in building a strong infrastructure for Arkansas businesses. That dedication is reflected in the program’s vision to contribute to the success of Arkansas organizations and the communities they serve. The Governor’s Quality Award program partners with the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on the Governor's Quality Award program visit www.arkansas-quality.org.