Two Dana Units Earn Canada's Highest Quality Honor
Sep 28, 2001
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN) today announced that its Structural Solutions Division and its Spicer Driveshaft facility in Thorold, Ontario, have each earned the prestigious Canada Awards for Excellence, the country's highest quality honor. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA ) Dana was the only company to be honored twice with the award -- earning two of the five Quality Award trophies presented this year. It also marked the first time that the awards were presented to a company from the automotive sector. The awards were presented by Canada's National Quality Institute. According to NQI, "The annual awards program recognizes Canadian organizations that have effectively transformed themselves to become more efficient, expand market share, provide employment opportunities, and enhance international competitiveness by living an excellence framework. The Malcolm Baldrige Award is the United States' equivalent of the Canada Awards for Excellence." "The CAE designation is a hallmark of excellence -- a validation of an organization's pledge to apply the Canadian Excellence Framework and Criteria as a strategic tool to becoming one of our country's best-run organizations," said Dan Corbett, president and CEO of NQI. "It is a tremendous achievement and an honor of which all employees should be proud." "It is especially gratifying to have not one -- but two -- operations be the first from the automotive sector to earn this prestigious honor," said Joe Magliochetti, Dana chairman and CEO. "These awards illustrate the commitment of our people globally to quality and customer service. The Dana Style and the Dana Quality Leadership Process -- two competitive advantages unique to the Dana Corporation -- contributed to this recognition." Dana's Spicer Driveshaft group in the United States was recognized last year as a recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest quality honor in America. The award marked the second time that a Dana operation received the Baldrige Award, and today Dana is one on only three companies to have had operations win the Baldrige Award more than once. Dana Commercial Credit Corporation earned the award in 1996. About NQI The National Quality Institute assists organizations in Canada to achieve excellence through a strategic approach and application of quality and healthy workplace principles, practices and certification, as embodied in NQI criteria. Established in 1992, and supported by private and public sector organizations, the National Quality Institute is a member-driven, independent, not-for-profit organization. All G-8 nations have awards programs similar to the CAE that communicate to stakeholders a calibre of and commitment to excellence. These programs define the elements of an effective, customer-driven and people-focused management system based upon excellence principles and practices. More detailed profile pages for the 2001 Canada Awards for Excellence recipient organizations are posted on the National Quality Institute Web site at http://www.nqi.ca . About Dana Dana Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of components, modules and complete systems to global vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, the company operates some 300 major facilities in 34 countries and employs approximately 75,000 people. The company reported sales of $12.3 billion in 2000. Dana's Internet address is http://www.dana.com .
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