Dana Corporation's Morganton Facility Earns 1999 North Carolina Quality Leadership Award

Dec 7, 1999

         6th State Quality Award for Dana's Heavy Truck Group in 1999

    TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation's (NYSE: DCN) Spicer
Heavy Axle and Brake facility in Morganton, N.C., has received the 1999 North
Carolina Quality Leadership Award. The award recognizes organizations that
demonstrate the highest standards of performance excellence, and is based on
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria. This award has been given to
only six other organizations in the state since 1991.
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    "This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our people
in Morganton," said Rick Clayton, president of Dana's Heavy Truck Group.
"Their commitment to pleasing our customers is reflected in this achievement."
    The North Carolina Quality Leadership Award focuses on organizations'
achievements in seven areas: leadership, strategic planning, customer and
market focus, information and analysis, human resource development and
management, process management, and performance results. To receive the award,
organizations must demonstrate significant achievements in each area, as
measured by a team of examiners and panel of judges.
    "Our people really pulled together to demonstrate Dana's emphasis on
quality and performance," said Jess Anderson, Spicer Morganton plant manager.
"I am proud to be a part of this team."
    The award program is sponsored and administered by the North Carolina
Quality Leadership Foundation, a cooperative industry-academic-government
initiative founded in 1990 to support quality education and training,
research, technology transfer, and recognition and promotion activities.
    Dana's Wix Filtration Products Division in Gastonia, N.C., and Spicer Off-
Highway Division in Statesville, N.C., received Quality Commitment honors. The
Wix Division also received a Quality Advancement honor.
    The Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Division is part of Dana's Heavy Truck
Group, which engineers and produces strategic components, modules, and systems
for the world's on-highway medium- and heavy-truck manufacturers. One of
Dana's strategic business units, the group supplies steer axles, drive axles,
trailer and auxiliary axles, brakes, power take-off and auxiliary power
products, heavy-chassis assembly and distribution systems. All technological
and manufacturing resources are coordinated on a global basis to provide
solutions to customers around the world.
    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 330 major facilities in 32 countries
and employs more than 86,000 people. The company reported sales of $12.5
billion in 1998. Dana's Internet address is http://www.dana.com .

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