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Monday, April 21, 2008

PRO-TEC To Receive Malcolm Baldrige Award This Week

PRO-TEC Coating Company of Leipsic, Ohio, one of only five organizations in the U.S., will receive the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award this week in Washington D.C. The award is the nation’s highest presidential honor awarded annually for quality and organizational performance excellence.

PRO-TEC was the only the only recipient of the 2007 Baldrige award in the “Small Business” category. Criteria for the Baldrige award include: leadership; strategic planning; customer and market focus; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; human resource focus; process management; and business results.

About PRO-TEC CoatingPRO-TEC Coating Company, Leipsic, Ohio, provides world-class coated sheet steel in coil form primarily to the quality-critical automotive market. PRO-TEC is a 50/50 joint venture partnership of U.S. Steel Corporation (USS) and KOBE Steel, Ltd., of Japan. The company is privately held. PRO-TEC organizational culture blends the strong American steel-making tradition of USS and KOBE’s technical and analytical Japanese style with the strong work ethic and family values of rural Northwest Ohio to produce a superior product. PRO-TEC is certified to stringent ISO-9001, ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001 standards. Visit PRO-TEC at

Read the stories "PRO-TEC journey 'has just begun'" and "Pursuit of excellence pays off at PRO-TEC."

(DISCLAIMER: PRO-TEC has been a Six Disciplines client for three years.)

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