Baldor Electric receives Governor's Top Quality Award for operational excellence

This week, the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence honored Baldor Electric to receive the Arkansas Governor's Quality Award for Performance Excellence.

FORT SMITH, AR, Sept. 19, 2014 -- This week, the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence (AIPE) honored Baldor Electric, a manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives and mechanical power transmission products, to receive the Arkansas Governor's Quality Award for Performance Excellence.

The award was presented at AIPE's 2014 Governor's Quality Award and 20th Anniversary Celebration held at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom in Little Rock, Ark., on Monday, Sept. 15. The award is the topmost level available in the quality program and recognizes organizations for demonstrating the highest level of performance excellence through their many operational practices and achievements.

"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," said Ron Tucker, Baldor president and CEO. "With the help of this program, we are identifying continuous improvement opportunities which will allow us to take even better care of our customers."

"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," said Wayne Thurman, Baldor COO. "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, visit www.arkansas-quality.org.

See also:

"Acquisition expands Baldor generator products division"

"ABB completes acquisition of industrial motor manufacturer"


About Baldor
Electric

Baldor Electric Company is a marketer, designer and manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives, and mechanical power transmission products. A member of the ABB group, Baldor supplies to over 9,500 customers in more than 160 industries and is headquartered in the city of Fort Smith, Ark. For more information, visit www.baldor.com.

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