Dana Heavy Truck Group's Lugoff Heavy Systems Assembly Facility Named South Carolina Manufacturer of the Year
Sep 30, 1999
LUGOFF, S.C., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN) announced today that its Heavy Truck Group's Lugoff Spicer Heavy Systems Assembly Division facility was named South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Manufacturer of the Year. The facility won in the medium-sized plant category, which includes plants with 200-500 employees. The award recognizes South Carolina companies that demonstrate world-class standards in each of five categories: quality improvement of products, quality of life for employees, environmental stewardship, community and professional involvement, and community partnerships. "It was an honor to be able to accept this award on behalf of the entire plant team," said Lugoff Plant Manager Ed Laffin. "They are the ones who get the job done -- day in and day out." South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges presented the award. "We are extremely proud to carry on this facility's tradition of high quality standards and good corporate citizenship," Laffin said. Dana's Lugoff facility was ranked in the top 25 finalists in IndustryWeek's "Best Plants in North America" competition in both 1998 and 1999. A part of Dana's Heavy Truck Group, the Lugoff Spicer Heavy Systems Assembly Division facility assembles Class-8 truck chassis and supplies components to Mack Trucks as well as Maxim Trucks. The facility was recently contracted to supply completed chassis to Western Star Trucks. 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 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 .