TULSA, Okla. – The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that MESA will be presented with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for the third time. The Baldrige Award is the nation’s highest award for performance excellence, recognizing U.S. organizations and businesses that have shown a commitment to innovative solutions, visionary leadership, and operational excellence.
In 2020, MESA, a small business in Oklahoma, became the first and only (to date) three-time Baldrige Award recipient. From a one-person consulting firm founded in 1979, MESA has grown to support a workforce of over 250 people. The largest privately owned company in its market, it is a manufacturing and field services firm headquartered in Tulsa, with 10 U.S. locations. According to Terry May, MESA president and founder, MESA’s national footprint positions it as the third largest company in the underground petroleum pipeline industry. MESA’s specialty is cathodic protection, an electro-chemical process that prevents corrosion on underground or submerged pipelines and storage tanks.
MESA is proud to announce its recent certification as a women-owned business through the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. MESA designs, installs, and maintains cathodic protection systems and pipeline integrity solutions across the country. “We are happy to continue providing comprehensive corrosion solutions for the protection of our nation’s infrastructure, along with innovative solutions for growing industries. Our focus on SAFETY and customer service distinguishes our products and services as the best choice for our customers.” – Kelsey May, CEO
As a woman-owned business, MESA’s mission is to deliver SAFE, innovative solutions for the protection of people, property, and the planet. We value the uniqueness and diversity of our employees and know that there is more work to be done when it comes to women’s representation in the corrosion industry. We understand that progress must be made when it comes to culture, organizational investment, and policy.