MidwayUSA set to receive national award

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 10:58 a.m. CST, Tuesday, December 8, 2009

* CORRECTION: MidwayUSA sells shooting supplies. A previous version of this story misstated which goods the company sells.

COLUMBIA — MidwayUSA, a Columbia-based Internet retailer for *shooting supplies, was selected to receive the 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke contacted MidwayUSA on Monday to inform it of the news.

"What a thrill it is to receive this recognition from the National Institute of Standards and Quality," Larry Potterfield, founder and CEO of MidwayUSA, said in a news release. "MidwayUSA has always focused on improving the way we serve our customers. The Baldrige National Quality Award helps acknowledge we're on the right track for serving our customers."

Congress established the award in 1987 to recognize organizations in the United States for achievements in quality and performance; it is given by the president.

"This year's recipients have shown how quality, innovation and an unending quest for excellence help strengthen our nation and brighten the future of all Americans," Obama said in the news release that announced the award recipients.

The other four recipients are:

  • Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, Kansas City;
  • Heartland Health, St. Joseph;
  • AtlantiCare, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., and
  • VA Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center, Albuquerque, N.M.

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Sofie Marie December 8, 2009 | 7:52 a.m.

"Artillery'? I don't think so. I think you meant "reloading supplies." Civilians can't buy artillery components.

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John Marsh December 8, 2009 | 10:17 a.m.

Wow, a Democratic President who awards a Replublican company an award. Too bad the sentiment doesn't flow the opposite direction. It's no wonder they can't keep decent IT help at Midway. They won't interview anyone who isn't a gun toting Republican.

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Noneur Buidness December 8, 2009 | 12:20 p.m.
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Mike Mike December 9, 2009 | 6:55 p.m.

Congratulation for receiving the award. I am sure they feel happy on it.

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