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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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.