COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MidwayUSA, an Internet Retailer of JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Hunting and the Outdoors, is pleased to announce it was recently selected as one of four recipients of the 2015 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. A recipient of the 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, MidwayUSA is one of only seven organizations to earn the award twice since the first award cycle in 1988. Past award recipients are eligible to apply for the award each five full years after receipt.
"This year's Baldrige Award honorees have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to improving their performance in all facets of their organizations, and they have served as role models for others to follow," said Secretary Pritzker. "As America's Innovation Agency, the Commerce Department is honored to support innovators and job creators who power our economy and help keep America open for business."
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is presented annually by the President of the United States to manufacturing, service, small business, health care, education and nonprofit organizations that apply and are judged to be outstanding in the seven Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. Over the last 28 years, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has selected a total of 102 organizations to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
"At MidwayUSA, we relentlessly pursue continuous improvement and performance excellence," said Matt Fleming, President of MidwayUSA. "We are honored and thrilled to accept this award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It fuels our passion to be the best-run, most-respected business in America for the benefit of our Customers."
MidwayUSA recognizes the application process as a Leadership and Development opportunity for Employees, and for the MidwayUSA organization as a whole. In alignment with their continued pursuit of performance excellence, MidwayUSA plans to apply for the award again in 2021 in accordance with the Baldrige National Quality Award eligibility cycle.
About the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program was established in 1987 to enhance the competitiveness, quality and productivity of U.S. organizations for the benefit of all residents. The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award uses the Baldrige Excellence Framework to provide organizations feedback in seven major categories: leadership; strategy; customers; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; workforce; operations; and results.
For more information about the Baldrige National Quality Award, please visit http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/.
Both country kids from Missouri, Larry and Brenda Potterfield turned their passion for shooting sports into a career by opening a small gun shop in 1977 that would eventually become MidwayUSA (http://www.midwayusa.com). They instilled family values like honesty, integrity and respect for others into the business, and strive to maintain this culture with each Employee added to their growing team. For over 38 years, MidwayUSA has maintained an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction and continues to offer JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Hunting and the Outdoors.
For more information on MidwayUSA, visit their website (http://www.midwayusa.com), find them on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialMidwayUSA), or follow them on Twitter (http://twitter.com/midwayusa).
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