Dana's Perfect Circle Recognized by Ford for 18 Months of Zero Defects

Sep 14, 1998

    MUSKEGON, Mich., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Perfect Circle Sealed Power
Division of Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN) has been awarded a Certificate of
Merit from Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) for 18 months of zero defects.
Perfect Circle Sealed Power supplies piston rings to Ford's Dearborn, Mich.,
engine plant.
    Over the past year and a half, the Dana division has shipped more than
9.6 million piston rings to the Dearborn plant, with no defects.
    "This is the second year in a row we have received an award from Ford for
providing millions of piston rings with zero defects, for tens of thousands of
engines that power a wide range of vehicles.  We are pleased that Perfect
Circle rings and liners play an important role in producing engines of such
high quality, and we're proud that Perfect Circle's engineering, manufacturing
skills and quality assurance allow us to ship such uniformly excellent
products," said Hugo Ferreira, vice president of Dana's Engine Products Group.
    Perfect Circle is part of Dana Engine Components, one of Dana's seven
global strategic business units.  Dana Engine Components provides advanced,
synergistic, total systems component solutions to engine builders worldwide.
Dana Engine Components 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 powertrain
components.
    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 Components, 419-891-2021


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