Dana Corporation Composite Sealing Center Begins Shipping Modular Assemblies

Oct 22, 1998

    PARIS, Tenn., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Plumley Division of Dana
Corporation (NYSE: DCN) has begun shipping modular composite sealing
assemblies from its newly opened Composite Sealing Center.  The first shipment
went to Ford Europe in the United Kingdom, while the second shipment of
composite assemblies went to the Chrysler Corp. Trenton, Mich., engine plant
for installation on the Neon automobile.
    Dedicated to producing thermoset and thermoplastic assemblies, the
60,000-square-foot facility will be manufacturing 13 new composite assembly
part numbers by the end of 1998 and expects to be producing more than 20 part
numbers for engine builders throughout the world by the year 2000.  The center
will process more than eight million pounds of thermoset and thermoplastic
materials annually.
    The new center went from plant start-up to full capacity in a matter of a
few months, and Plumley's general manager, Tom Dalton, commended the Composite
Sealing Center employees for their hard work and dedication.  "It takes heroes
to accomplish what I've seen in the last couple of months," he said.
    "Plumley's Composite Sealing Center offers engine builders tremendous
capacity for advanced new composite modular assemblies.  As these assemblies
become more and more an integral component of tomorrow's vehicles, this is
where these assemblies will be coming from.  Dana is pleased to be prepared to
supply such important components," said Tom Dattilo, Dana's vice president for
Scaling Products.
    Plumley is part of the Dana Engine Systems Group, one of Dana's seven
global strategic business units.  Dana Engine Systems provides advanced,
synergistic, total systems solutions to engine builders worldwide.  Dana
Engine Systems combines the strength and capabilities of Victor Reinz(R)
gaskets and sealing products, Perfect Circle(R) power cylinder and heavy duty
camshafts, Fluid Systems Products, and Plumley extruded and molded rubber
products and powertrain plastics.
    One of the world's largest independent suppliers to vehicular,
off-highway, and industrial manufacturers and their related aftermarkets, Dana
Corporation produces components used on more than 95 percent of the world's
650 million motor vehicles.  Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, the
company operates 270 major facilities in 33 countries and employs more than
79,000 people.  The company had pro forma sales of $11.9 billion in 1997.
Dana's Internet address is www.dana.com

SOURCE  Dana Corporation

Web site:  http: //www.dana.com

CONTACT: Chuck Van Rens of Dana Engine Systems, 419-891-2021


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