Dana's Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Division Earns Michigan Quality LEADERSHIP Award

Nov 1, 2000

              Company's Wix Filtration Division Named Runner-Up

    TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN)
announced today that its Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Division has received the
2000 Michigan Quality Leadership Award (MQLA).  Modeled after the Malcolm
Baldrige National Quality Award, the MQLA is the state's highest honor for
outstanding quality and customer service.
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    Dana's Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Division supplies steer and drive
axles, brakes, wheel ends, and tire pressure management systems for the
world's heavy- and medium-duty commercial truck and bus manufacturers.  With
its division office located in Kalamazoo, Mich., Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake
has nine North American facilities and four international facilities. The
division received the Michigan Quality Council's (MQC) Navigator Award in
    Norm Boisvert, vice president and general manager, Spicer Heavy Axle and
Brake Division - North America, said, "We are honored to have been recognized
by the state of Michigan with this prestigious award and to extend Dana's
record of achievement in the state.  This recognition illustrates the
commitment of our people to total quality."
    "As a company, Dana is committed to pursuing and achieving continuous
improvement," said Al Spisak, director, business excellence, Spicer Heavy Axle
and Brake Division.  "This commitment can be seen through the Dana Quality
Leadership Process, in which our division has achieved the highest honor given
for the past two years in a row."
    "This group has worked very hard over the years and can be proud of their
achievement," said Bill Kalmar, director, Michigan Quality Council.  "They
have made an important mark for Dana as a whole, and companies around Michigan
will look to Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake as a role model of success."
    The division will be recognized at the seventh annual Michigan Quality
Leadership Award banquet at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids,
Mich., on Nov. 16.
    Also recognized for outstanding quality was Dana's Wix Filtration Products
facility in Ferndale, Mich., which was named to the MQC Honor Roll.  The Honor
Roll recognizes organizations that have made significant progress in improving
quality and operations performance.
    The Wix facility designs and manufactures automotive, agricultural,
industrial fuel, and emission filters found in applications such as passenger
cars and light trucks.  The facility also received the MQC's Navigator Award
in 1999.
    Dana's leasing subsidiary, Dana Commercial Credit Corp., received the MQLA
in 1995, the year before it received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality
    The Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Division is the ninth Dana operation to
win its state's highest quality award this year.  In fact, just yesterday Dana
announced that its Structural Products facility in Elizabethtown, Ky., had
earned the Kentucky Governor's Gold Quality Award.  In all, Dana facilities
have also been honored by the states of Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan,
North Carolina, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.  Fifteen Dana facilities were so
recognized in all of 1999.
    Dana Corporation is one of the world's largest independent suppliers to
vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket.  Founded in 1904 and based in
Toledo, Ohio, the company operates some 320 major facilities in 32 countries
and employs more than 80,000 people.  The company reported sales of $13.2
billion in 1999.  Dana's Internet address is http://www.dana.com .

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