|| Written by Kevin H. Touchette
Twelve Quebec organizations, including JAMEC, were honored at the award ceremony of the Grands Prix québécois de la qualité, organized at the Salon sur les meilleures pratiques d’affaires. These awards recognize private companies/public organizations that stand out for the quality of their management and overall performance. Starting next year, they will be named Prix Performance Québec. This is intended to reflect the global trend and be in tune with other international recognition systems.
The Grands Prix québécois de la qualité is organized jointly by the Ministère de l’Économie, des Sciences et de l’Innovation (MESI) and the Mouvement québécois de la qualité. MESI is providing a total of $ 1.5 million over four years to the Mouvement québécois de la qualité. This sum supports the organization of the Salon sur les meilleures pratiques d’affaires and the Prix Performance Québec.
JAMEC received the REGIONAL DISTINCTION – INDEPENDENT MANUFACTURING SME CLASS during this evening. Delighted with this recognition, the company’s executives say they are much honored and thank their employees, customers and partners.
« We are very proud to have been able to participate in this event and to receive this distinction. This award goes mainly to our employees who, through their efforts, have been able to translate the high quality standards that we recommend, both inside our facilities and with our customers. Indeed, it is thanks to our dedicated team that our clientele continues to diversify in several sectors of activity. It is also thanks to them that we have been able to continually improve and thus meet the various challenges that have presented themselves to us in recent years, » says the management of JAMEC.
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« Quebec is transforming itself to face the many challenges of its time. We need more than ever to be able to rely on determined, innovative, ambitious and creative entrepreneurs. GPQQ winning organizations are making significant efforts to increase their performance and, by the same token, their competitiveness. They contribute to the prosperity of Quebec and its regions. They also contribute to the influence of Quebec expertise and know-how. It is an honor to award them this prestigious distinction. » Philippe Couillard, Prime Minister of Quebec
« The Grands Prix québécois de la qualité reflects the commitment of managers and employees to the success of their organization. It is an approach that appeals to their creativity and especially their desire to distinguish themselves among the best. This year’s winners are true role models. They are a source of inspiration for all Quebec organizations seeking excellence and excellence. » Stéphane Billette, Minister Delegate for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Reduction and Regional Economic Development
« The 2017 GPQQ vintage provides a multitude of business models that stand out for their high level of performance. Quebec companies need these models of excellence to improve and grow. » Roch L. Dubé, Chairman of the MQQ Board of Directors
- The Grands Prix québécois de la qualité is the highest distinction awarded by the Québec government to the best performing companies and organizations.
- MQQ is a non-profit organization whose primary role is to help organizations explore, share and implement best management practices.
- The Salon sur les meilleures pratiques d’affaires allows nearly 2,500 Quebec business and economic leaders to share their knowledge of quality and continuous improvement.
- Consult the complete list of winners of the Grands Prix québécois de la qualité via the MESI website.