Dana to Manufacture Multi-Layered Steel Head Gaskets in United States

Nov 17, 1999

    DANVILLE, Ky., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN)
announced today its Victor Reinz division will begin manufacturing multi-
layered steel (MLS) head gaskets in its Danville, Ky., facility to help
fulfill new contracts with several major OEMs.  This is the first time Dana
will produce these highly durable, optimum-performance head gaskets in the
United States.  The company developed and currently produces MLS head gaskets
in Europe.
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    Victor Reinz, a division of Dana's Engine Systems Group, plans to begin
MLS head gasket production in the Danville facility by mid-year 2000. The
group will supply approximately 12 million MLS head gaskets through the 2005
model year to automotive, heavy duty, and small engine customers.
    "As the world's largest sealing provider, we will continue to find ways to
increase our speed-to-market capabilities for our global customers," said
Heinz Eilks, vice president of sealing products for Dana's Engine Systems
Group.  "Manufacturing our MLS head gaskets in the United States is another
step in bringing our customers quality products faster."
    "MLS gaskets are growing in importance every day," said Keith Wilson, vice
president and general manager of Victor Reinz. "Victor Reinz will continue to
refine and develop new and relevant steel gaskets that meet the demanding
requirements of tomorrow's engines."
    Dana Engine Systems Group provides components, modules, and complete
systems solutions to engine builders worldwide.  The group's product lines
include Victor Reinz(R) gaskets and sealing products, Perfect Circle(R) piston
rings and engine parts, Glacier(R) Vandervell(R) engine bearings, fluid system
products, and Plumley powertrain components.
    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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