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. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA ) 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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