Dana's Victor Reinz Wins Ford Q-1 Recognition for Valve Seals

Dec 18, 1998

    AVILLA, Ind., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Victor Reinz Valve Seals, LLC, a
joint venture between the Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN) and Kitco Inc., has
received Ford Motor Co.'s Q-1 Award for quality and product support.  The Q-1
award "recognizes supplier facilities and organizations that have achieved a
sustained level of excellence in customer satisfaction, while meeting systems
and results requirements in quality, engineering, delivery, and materials
management."
    Victor Reinz valve seals are designed and manufactured at the
corporation's Avilla, Ind. facility.  Avilla supplies Ford's Lima, Ohio,
Romeo, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario engine plants, as well as many other
customers.  Victor Reinz Valve Seals makes and markets the valve seals
developed at Avilla, as well as those originally developed and produced by
Dana's Perfect Circle.
    Victor Reinz Valve Seals manufactures bonded, integral, and ring and
banded types of automotive and heavy duty valve seals, and Teflon(R) seals for
racing and performance vehicles.  They make and market more than 90 million
valve seals annually.
    "Valve seals must be manufactured to the highest quality standards.
That's what we're witnessing at the Avilla facility, which established its
quality criteria by achieving QS-9000 registration earlier this year.  This
plant was also commended for zero recalls or other field actions in the past
12 months, a quality self assessment program with an overall evaluation of
`recommend,' and other factors," said Tom Dattilo, Dana's vice president for
Sealing Products.
    Victor Reinz 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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