FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 23, 1996
Lowry to present Washington State Quality
OLYMPIA -- Gov. Mike Lowry will present the 1995 Washington State
Quality Award for exceptional quality performance during ceremonies
Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at the SeaTac Marriott Washington
"This progressive company is among those that will help Washington
remain a world-class competitor in international business circles,"
The company, which will be named Thursday, will receive the award
designed to recognize organizations that have improved their quality
performance during the previous year. The winner was selected
from five applicants representing the public and private sectors
The ceremony will include a keynote address by John W. Creighton
Jr., president of Weyerhaeuser Company.
Public and private sector organizations in Washington are eligible
for the award, which measures companies against world-class standards
of quality. Certificates of merit are given for significant progress
in quality management.
The state legislature established the award in 1994 to raise public
awareness about quality management. The program is designed to
help Washington compete in the global marketplace and invigorate
the economy while preserving Washington's unique environment and
quality of life.
For more information, contact the Governor's Communications Office