Dana Corporation Driveshaft, Engine Product Facilities Earn Commonwealth of Kentucky's Top Quality Award
Dec 14, 2001
Company has had Five Operations Honored in Five Years of Award TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN) announced today that its Spicer Driveshaft facility in Louisville, Ky., and its Perfect Circle engine components operation in Franklin, Ky., have earned the 2001 Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor's Gold Quality Award for manufacturing, the state's top quality honor. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA ) The awards marked the third consecutive year that a Dana facility was honored with Kentucky's highest quality achievement. The company has now had five facilities earn top honors in the five years that the award has been presented. Dana's Victor Reinz sealing systems facility in Danville won the inaugural award in 1997, and its Structural Solutions facilities in Hopkinsville and Elizabethtown received the award in 1999 and 2000, respectively. Dana Chairman and CEO Joe Magliochetti, said, "It is especially gratifying to have two more of our Kentucky operations earn the state's highest quality honor. These awards illustrate the commitment our people have to quality. The Dana Style and the Dana Quality Leadership Process -- two competitive advantages unique to the Dana Corporation -- provide a solid foundation for this recognition." "The awards demonstrate that Dana's customers -- and consequently the ultimate consumers -- are the recipients of the highest product, technology, service, and quality standards," he added. Dana's Commercial Vehicle Axle facilities in Henderson and Glasgow were also recognized for their quality with Level 3 and Level 2 awards, respectively. The Commonwealth of Kentucky Quality Award uses the same criteria as the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Spicer Driveshaft Group's U.S. operations earned the Baldrige Award in 2000, and Dana Commercial Credit received the award in 1996. As part of the CKQA process, the facilities underwent a site visit with Kentucky Quality Council examiners. The facility was scored in seven categories, including leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, information and analysis, human resource focus, process management, and business results. The awards were presented Tuesday during a Performance Excellence conference in Louisville, where Joe Sober, vice president and general manager of Spicer Driveshaft, was the keynote speaker. Dana Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of components, modules, and complete systems to vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, the company operates some 330 major facilities in 34 countries and employs approximately 75,000 people. The company reported sales of $13.2 billion in 2000. Dana's Internet address is http://www.dana.com .
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