LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – An institute of higher education, an information technology and an architect firm, a makeup manufacturer, a dental insurance provider and two timber mills had one thing in common earlier today. Each organization was awarded with an Arkansas Governor’s Quality Award during the 27th Annual Awards Celebration at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. Gov. Asa Hutchinson presented the awards.
A community college took the highest level awarded—the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence—making the two-year college the second in the state to be recognized at this level. Black River Technical College of Pocahontas earned the recognition by demonstrating effective processes and associated favorable results.
Mainstream Technologies, Inc. of Little Rock received the third of four award levels—Achievement Level—which requires applicants to write a 50-page application responding to more than 200 questions and demonstrate mature processes and a commitment to continuous improvement. Achievement applicants also participate in a one and one-half day site visit.
Cromwell Architects Engineers of Little Rock received the second level—the Commitment Award. Applicants are required respond to a condensed set of questions and receive a feedback report to better understand their process and results strengths and opportunities.
Four organizations received the first award level, the Challenge Award which included Delta…