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Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is given by the United States National Institute of Science and Technology[?]. It was established by the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987 - Public Law 100-107 and named for Malcolm Baldrige[?], who served as United States Secretary of Commerce during the Reagan administration from 1981 until his 1987 death in a rodeo accident. The program aims to reward quality in the business sector, health care, and education, and was inspired by the ideas of Total Quality Management or TQM.

Past Winners

 
  • 1988 - Motorola Inc., Commercial Nuclear Fuel Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., and Globe Metallurgical Inc.
  • 1989 - Milliken & Co. and Xerox Corp. Business Products and Systems
  • 1990 - Cadillac Motor Car Division, IBM Rochester, Federal Express Corp., and Wallace Co. Inc.
  • 1991 - Solectron Corp., Zytec Corp., and Marlow Industries
  • 1992 - AT&T Network Systems Group/ Transmission Systems Business Unit, Texas Instruments Inc. Defense Systems & Electronics Group, AT&T Universal Card Services, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., and Granite Rock Co.
  • 1993 - Eastman Chemical Co. and Ames Rubber Corp.
  • 1994 - AT&T Consumer Communications Services, GTE Directories Corp., and Wainwright Industries Inc.
  • 1995 - Armstrong World Industries Building Products Operation and Corning Telecommunications Products Division
  • 1996 - ADAC Laboratories, Dana Commercial Credit Corp., Custom Research Inc., and Trident Precision Manufacturing Inc.
  • 1997 - 3M Dental Products Division, Solectron Corp., Merrill Lynch Credit Corp., and Xerox Business Services
  • 1998 - Boeing Airlift and Tanker Programs, Solar Turbines Inc., and Texas Nameplate Co., Inc.
  • 1999 - STMicroelectronics, Inc.-Region Americas, BI, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., L.L.C., and Sunny Fresh Foods
  • 2000 - Dana Corp.-Spicer Driveshaft Division, KARLEE Company, Inc., Operations Management International, Inc., and Los Alamos National Bank
  • 2001 - Clarke American Checks, Incorporated, Pal?s Sudden Service, Chugach School District, Pearl River School District, and University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • 2002 - Motorola Inc. Commercial, Government and Industrial Solutions Sector, Branch Smith Printing Division, and SSM Health Care

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