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.
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    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
    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 .

    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 .

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