Albuquerque Journal (March 11, 2015)

Intel Corp.’s Rio Rancho plant has received a 2015 Intel Quality Award, the Santa Clara, Calif-based computer chip giant’s highest team recognition for role models of Intel’s values, spokeswoman Liz Shipley said.

It’s the first time the New Mexico plant has won the award since 2001, when its Fab 7 manufacturing group won.  The current award went to the facility as a whole, including the manufacturing and support organizations, Community Engagement Manager Ron Eppes said.

Rio Rancho was one of six Intel groups to win the award this year.

Award applicants undergo an intensive self assessment based on the Baldrige quality model which examines group operations and quality systems for their impact and efficiency, Shipley said.

Honorees demonstrate Intel values and continue to exhibit extraordinary results. They are selected by Intel’s senior leadership, she said.