Dana Corporation Facility Receives Missouri Team Quality Award
Nov 6, 1998
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan presented the Missouri Team Quality Award to Dana Corporation's (NYSE: DCN) Columbia, Mo., axle facility last night at the Missouri Quality Conference in Jefferson City. The Columbia facility was recognized for the quality achievements of its Kaizen Blitz team. The award, which is sponsored by the Excellence in Missouri Foundation, recognizes teams throughout the state that have made significant contributions to achieving organizational or community improvement objectives. "Being chosen to receive the Missouri Team Quality Award illustrates how high-performing Dana people create high-performing teams with high-performing results," said Lynn Ray, manager of the Columbia facility. "We are proud of our quality initiatives and the results they generate." The Columbia facility is part of the Spicer Light Vehicle Axle Division, which focuses on the engineering and manufacture of components and systems for the global passenger car and sport utility vehicle axle market. The Spicer light axle divisions, which are headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., manufacture axles and axle components, including front- and rear-driving and non-driving axles, transaxle auxiliary drive units, wheelends, and Dana's technologically innovative Hydra-Lok(TM) differential. It is part of Dana's Automotive Systems Group, along with the Spicer Light Truck Axle, Spicer Driveshaft, and Parish Structural Components divisions and the Modules & Systems Group. One of the world's largest independent suppliers to vehicular, off- highway, and industrial manufacturers and their related aftermarkets, Dana Corporation produces components used on more than 95 percent of the world's 670 million motor vehicles. Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, the company operates 270 major facilities in 33 countries and employs more than 79,000 people. The company had pro forma sales of $11.9 billion in 1997. Dana's Internet address is http://www.dana.com.