COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MidwayUSA, an Internet Retailer of JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Reloading, Gunsmithing and Hunting, recently welcomed a team of nine examiners from the Excellence in Missouri Foundation (EIMF) for a three-day site visit at their facility in Columbia, Missouri. MidwayUSA was one of eight Missouri companies selected to receive a Missouri Quality Award (MQA) site visit in 2015, and the only applicant in the service sector to receive a site visit. The Missouri Quality Award follows the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria for performance excellence and is presented annually to high-performing, Missouri-based businesses by the EIMF. Over the last 23 years, 49 organizations have received 67 awards. Several organizations are multi-year recipients; it is important to note, past award recipients are not eligible to apply for the award for five full years after receipt. A recipient of the 2008 Missouri Quality Award, 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 quest for performance excellence.
About EIMF and Baldrige
The EIMF was established in 1992 to generate performance excellence among all Missouri organizations and drive higher levels of quality in Missouri-produced goods and services. The Baldrige National Quality Program was established in 1987 to enhance the competitiveness, quality and productivity of U.S. organizations for the benefit of all residents. Both the Missouri Quality Award and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award use the same criteria in providing feedback to companies regarding seven major categories – leadership; strategy; customers; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; workforce; operations; and results.
For more information about the EIMF or MQA or, please visit http://excellenceinmo.org/. 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 (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 offered JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Reloading, Gunsmithing and Hunting with an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction.
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