New Standard Institute receives top Connecticut award
Connecticut Quality Improvement Award honors company's innovation and training program
New Standard Institute will receive a Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) Innovation Prize in the category of Education and Training at an award ceremony on Oct. 29. Other award recipients in this category are Fairfield University, Norwalk Community College, Praxair, and the University of Hartford. The Connecticut Quality Improvement Award is the nation's first state level quality award using the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Performance Excellence and Innovation criteria in a campaign to advance innovative programs that improve quality, performance and marketplace competitiveness.
"We are very pleased to once again win an award from the Connecticut Quality Innovation Association," said New Standard Institute President Michael V. Brown.
According to the CQIA, "the Innovation Prize is meant to stimulate interest in organizations to implement quality while fostering recognition of innovative improvements". Awards recognize manufacturing and service companies, health care, education, government and other not-for-profit organizations.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey