Greater Oklahoma City is in the geographic center of North America equidistant from the east and west coasts and major trade partners of Canada and Mexico. The ten county region is at the crossroads of the U.S., sitting at the heart of three major national highways on the NAFTA corridor.
There's a reason Greater Oklahoma City is such a great place for business: Location. The ten county region is positioned within a day's drive of the rapidly-growing south-central region (OK, TX, AR, LA) projected to grow more than 44% during the next 25 years.
Oklahoma City has the fifth highest overall volunteer rate among the 51 largest cities in the U.S., as well as the second-highest number of volunteer hours per resident, among other high volunteer rankings. The latest Volunteering in America Report explains the factors that drive OKC's high volunteerism rates, like home ownership levels, short commutes, high education levels, low foreclosure rates and low unemployment -- factors that are also good for business.
(June 16, 2010)
Quality Magazine has named Edmond's Pelco Products, Inc. to its Quality Leadership 100, the company said today.
The Edmond company that specializes in design and manufacture of traffic signal hardware, utility products and decorative outdoor lighting ranked No. 68.
More than 800 manufacturers participating in the Quality Leadership 100 were surveyed on criteria such as scrap and rework as a percentage of sales, warranty costs as a percentage of sales, rejected parts per million shipped and contribution of quality to profitability and shareholder value.
Companies also were evaluated on:
-the number of quality programs in place
-registration to various standards
-percentage of employees dedicated to quality responsibilities
-average number of hours monthly that employees received quality training
-the role quality professionals play in the acquisition of test, measurement and inspection tools, software and services