Dana's Spicer Trailer Axle & Brake Plants Both Win Alabama State Quality Awards

Nov 4, 1997


    FORT WAYNE, Ind., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation's Spicer Trailer
Products manufacturing facilities in Alabama have both been honored by winning
state quality awards.
    The Spicer Trailer Axle plant, located in Montgomery, AL, has received the
Alabama U.S. Senate Productivity & Quality Award.  Receiving the 1997 Award of
Excellence for Continuous Productivity and Quality Improvement is Dana's
Spicer Brake Focus factory, located in Anniston, AL.  Dana's Anniston facility
was the recipient of this award in 1996.  This award is applied for after
being a previous winner of the U.S. Senate Productivity & Quality Award, which
Anniston won in 1995.
    Headquartered in Fort Wayne, IN, Spicer Trailer Products Division of Dana
manufactures and markets a broad range of heavy truck semi-trailer components.
Products produced at the Montgomery facility include complete trailer axle
assemblies and front axle steering knuckles.  The Anniston facility is
dedicated to producing heavy truck and trailer s-cam brake shoes.
    The awards were announced at a banquet held on October 3Oth, in
Tuscaloosa, AL.  Accepting the award on behalf of the Anniston facility was
Brenda Moyer, Plant Manager.  She noted, "We are honored to have won the
Excellence in Continuous Improvement Award once again in 1997.  Every day our
people do the little things that make the difference!"  The reaction from the
Montgomery plant manager, Bill Mattison, was similar: "We are very excited to
receive the award this year after being named a finalist in 1996.  We feel
that the entire process makes us a better company for our customers to do
business with."
    The U.S. Senate Productivity & Quality Award was established in December,
1982 to recognize and honor organizations whose recent innovations increased
productivity and quality within the organization.  It is modeled after
criteria for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
    Dana Corporation is a global leader in the engineering, manufacture, and
distribution of products and system for the automotive, engine, heavy truck,
off-highway, and industrial markets.  It also operates a leasing services
business, which in 1996 was awarded the Baldrige Award.  Since 1992, Dana has
used their own internal Quality Leadership Award, which is also based on the
Baldrige criteria, to evaluate and improve the performance of its divisions in
key quality categories.


SOURCE Dana Corporation


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