Dana Corporation Wins Fourth IndustryWeek 10 Best Plants Award

Oct 21, 2002

       Stockton, Calif., Structural Solutions Facility Earns 2002 Honor

    TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN)
announced today that its Stockton, Calif., Structural Solutions facility has
been named among IndustryWeek magazine's 10 Best North American manufacturing
facilities for 2002.  In winning the award, which exemplifies excellence in
manufacturing, Dana joins Lockheed Martin as the only four-time winner in the
13-year history of the award.
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    "We are extremely proud of this honor -- and of our people at the Stockton
facility," said Dana Chairman and CEO Joe Magliochetti.  "Their dedication to
quality and innovation has helped make this facility a benchmark for our
industry.
    "The honor is all the more gratifying because it signifies the level of
excellence we have established in serving the rigorous needs of a world-class
customer such as Toyota," he added.
    The Stockton facility provides full-frame assemblies for the Toyota Tacoma
pickup truck assembly line at New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI), the
Toyota-General Motors joint venture in nearby Fremont, Calif.  The Tacoma
frame consists of 144 components.  Dana produces frames for 11 different
models of the truck on a just-in-time basis.
    "This honor is truly a team accomplishment," said Stockton Plant Manager
Tim Reed.  "Our people are intimately involved in developing new and better
ways to serve our customer.  And in doing so they've demonstrated a tremendous
commitment to quality, innovation, and productivity."
    The Stockton facility was chosen from nearly 300 nominees, which were
required to submit detailed questionnaires focusing on facility performance in
several areas, including quality, customer and supplier relations, the
application of new technologies, and productivity.  With the aid of a team of
outside experts, 25 plants were chosen as finalists for the award.  The
winners were chosen after an extensive review process, including site visits
to each finalist facility.
    The Stockton facility joins three other Dana facilities as Best Plants
winners.  In 1998, the company's Hopkinsville, Ky., Structural Solutions
facility was honored.  Dana's Bristol, Va., driveshaft facility was honored in
1996.  And its former Gresen Hydraulics operation in Minneapolis, Minn., was
selected in 1990, the inaugural year for the IndustryWeek awards.
    Dana Corporation is a global leader in the design, engineering, and
manufacture of value-added products and systems for automotive, commercial,
and off-highway vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. The
company employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide. Founded in 1904 and
based in Toledo, Ohio, Dana operates hundreds of technology, manufacturing,
and customer service facilities in 34 countries. The company reported sales of
$10.3 billion in 2001.



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