Dana Corporation's Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Division Receives Navigator Level Recognition from the Michigan Quality Council
Nov 30, 1999
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation's (NYSE: DCN) Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Division has received the 1999 Navigator Recognition Award from the Michigan Quality Council. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA ) This recognition was presented to nine Michigan employers that have completed a self-assessment using the seven categories and item levels of the Michigan Quality Leadership Award Criteria and have achieved a high level of quality practices and standards. The criteria follow the Malcolm Baldrige criteria, a nationally recognized framework for continuous improvement. "We are honored and proud to have been recognized by the state of Michigan for our efforts in quality and continuous improvement," said Bill Hoenes, vice president, Dana Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake. "Dana is dedicated to achieving exemplary customer service and satisfaction by continually improving our products, systems and relationships with our customers. We are committed to the community in which we live and work and are pleased to be an integral part of the greater Kalamazoo and Michigan business community," Hoenes said. Dana Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Division is part of Dana's Heavy Truck Group. Its new worldwide headquarters are located just outside of Kalamazoo, Mich. With 14 facilities in nine countries, the division manufactures axles, brakes, wheel-end components and advanced chassis control systems for on- highway medium- and heavy-truck manufacturers. Dana's Heavy Truck Group engineers and produces strategic components, modules, and systems for the world's on-highway medium- and heavy-truck manufacturers. One of Dana's seven 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 their related aftermarkets. 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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