Tulsa Company Wins National Quality Award for Third Time

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that MESA will be presented with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for the third time. The Baldrige Award is the nation’s highest award for performance excellence, recognizing U.S. organizations and businesses that have shown commitment to innovative solutions, visionary leadership, and operational excellence.

An independent panel of judges reviewed an evaluation conducted by the Baldrige Board of Examiners and recommended that MESA receive the award for 2020. MESA is one of twenty applicants for the award, and among 5 recipients. MESA is the only organization in the history of the program to have received the award three times.

The Baldrige judges evaluate organizations in seven areas, as defined by the Baldrige Excellence Framework: strategy; customers; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce; operations; and results. MESA applied for the award in the small business category.

Founded in 1979 by Terry May, MESA provides corrosion control solutions for a variety of industries. MESA is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where a central manufacturing team builds material solutions for customers nationwide. Additionally, construction crews based throughout the United States provide installation and inspection services. With a goal of providing SAFE, innovative solutions for the protection of people, property, and the planet, MESA’s teams work to remedy the damaging impact of corrosion on infrastructure and essential assets. MESA employs approximately 250 people nationwide and has grown to be a leader of its industry.

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