Directory of Related Links
Below is a list of our favorite websites. Some will be able to provide additional information about our services, while others are customers of ours, or partner organizations. Others are for your edification and growth. And some are just for fun!
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program Surely the greatest contribution to the success of American business in our lifetime. This program has provided the impetus to change thousands of company's and thus provide a better work life for millions of people. We love you folks! www.quality.nist.gov
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GREAT COMPANIES (Customers, Friends, Baldrige Recipients, TAPE Recipients)
( Note: We only listed award recipients that we had some knowledge of and only going back for 5 years unless we knew that they had kept up with their systems. If someone is not included on this list it means that we haven't had much contact with them and therefore can't recommend them for benchmarking – we don't mean to exclude any great companies. Let us know if there is someone we really need to have on this list and why.)
Park Place Lexus - 2003 TAPE recipient – you just gotta love the car … and the dealerships too! They are great friends and we are their biggest fans! Classy, comfortable, and very business savvy – there is no one who can ever hope to catch them -
Branch Smith Printing – 1999 TAPE and 2003 Baldrige recipient – and besides being a great small business example of business excellence (with an awesome website), they understand how to bring decency and ethical values into the workplace – everyone loves them, especially us… www.branchsmith.com
Richland College – 2005 TAPE recipient - how many ways can you say “wow” – these people know how to bring the fun into learning and have the biggest hearts we have ever seen. We think they are one of the greatest community colleges… ever!
TDIndustries – 1998 TAPE recipient. This is one remarkable group of people from whom we learned what Servant Leadership REALLY is. Very humbling and uplifting. We learn something new every time we are around these folks!
STMicroelectronics – 1999 Baldrige recipient - terrific group of people who are outstanding in business, community, regulatory, and friendship – best practices in many, many areas.
Northwest Vista College –
2007 TAPE recipient. Another outstanding organization of the greatest magnitude. This organization, while still pretty young for a community college, just runs circles around their competitors. And you can't go wrong with a group whose president is named Jackie – right? Get ‘em kids!
Tempo Air – (was part of TDIndustries when they won the TAPE award in 1998) – a great little employee-owned organization who is learning and growing everyday. Haven't seen a single sling or arrow yet that can hurt ‘em. My bet is on THEM!
Mesquite Independent School District – you want to see a story about David and Goliath where the good guy always makes it work – watch these guys. They are just always on the “get ‘er done” side of the fence. Lots of respect from us to them…
Granite Properties – Outside of their industry, not many people know about this little gem, but they are great. What we like so much about them is that they are good, they know it, and they are all over the idea of being better still. Outstanding in customer satisfaction – outperforming some of our Baldrige recipients …
Mary Kay Cosmetics – everyone, but everyone knows that this group is a great benchmark for a lot of things. And they have a great product too – trust Jackie! They also have a great website. AIM's a real fan.
Texton – On many levels, this company is wonderful. They have been terrific friends to us, and we have been a customer of theirs. All we can say is that they are All Heart.
Richardson Regional Medical Center – 2004 TAPE winner – great group of people doing great things for others. They just keep getting better and better.
TNC – 1996 TAPE and two-time (1998 & 2004) Baldrige recipient – they have awesome technology for driving their manufacturing processes.
Dyn McDermott Big Hill Strategic Petroleum Reserve – 2005 TAPE winner.
Clark American Checks – 2001 TAPE recipient, 2001 Baldrige recipient. A strong and very giving organization – very involved in contributing to the TAPE organization.
Motorola CGIS – 2002 Baldrige recipient. While they are a really BIG organization, they have a mission that everyone buys into. We are more impressed every time we hear more about these guys. www.motorola.com
Baptist Hospital – 2003 Baldrige recipient. These folks are really “wow” of the first magnitude. We can ALL learn a lot from them.
SSM Healthcare – 2002 Baldrige recipient. These folks made us cry at their Quest presentation – they are the “real deal”.
BI – 1999 Baldrige winner. Amazing, simply amazing (cool website too).
Sunny Fresh Foods – 1999 Baldrige winner. Some nice people and some great, no-nonsense practices. www.cargill.com