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.
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