Arlington, Virginia (ots-PRNewswire) - President George W. Bush
and US Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta today presented
the 2000 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for manufacturing to
Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN) leaders in a ceremony held at the
Crystal Gateway Marriott.
The award, which recognises the quality-oriented achievements of
Dana's Spicer Driveshaft unit, was first announced in November.
Spicer Driveshaft was one of two recipients in the manufacturing
category this year and one of only 19 operations to have garnered the
honour for manufacturing since it was first awarded in 1988.
Chairman and CEO Joe Magliochetti and Spicer Driveshaft Vice
President and General Manager Joe Sober accepted the Baldrige award
on the behalf of Dana.
"When the subject is quality, there is no greater honour than the
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award," Mr. Magliochetti said. "And
there is certainly no greater distinction than to represent the
people of Dana Corporation's Spicer Driveshaft unit in accepting this
award from the President of the United States.
"It gives me great pride to see our driveshaft group - which
represents the very products on which our company was founded - still
achieving breakthroughs in innovation, technology, and quality nearly
a century after Clarence Spicer developed the first practical
application of the universal joint for an automobile," he added.
"More than 10,000 patents have been registered by the Dana
Corporation since that first product achievement, and yet this
extraordinary commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has
always remained a very fundamental tenet of our success."
Spicer Driveshaft is the second Dana unit to earn the Baldrige
award. In 1996, the company's leasing subsidiary, Dana Commercial
Credit Corporation, earned a Baldrige award in the competition's
Often described as "the standard of business excellence," the
Baldrige award was established by Congress to promote awareness of
performance excellence, recognise quality and business achievements
of U.S. companies, and publicise successful business excellence
Earning the Baldrige award reflects Dana's dedication to quality
in all its operations. Since 1992, Dana has used its own Quality
Leadership Process, based on Baldrige criteria, to evaluate and
improve the performance of Dana divisions in key quality categories.
In addition to the Baldrige award, Dana operations globally earned 24
state and national quality awards in 2000, as well as 46 quality
certifications from Dana customers.
Spicer Driveshaft is the world's leading independent supplier of
cardan driveshafts and related components and systems. It is a global
authority in the research and development of advanced driveshaft and
power-transfer technology. Spicer Driveshaft employs 3,400 people at
17 facilities in the United States. For more information on Spicer
Driveshaft and the Baldrige Award, visit Spicer Driveshaft's Internet
site at: www.spicerdriveshaft.com
, or call toll free at (866)
Dana Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers to
vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. Founded in 1904
and based in Toledo, Ohio, the company operates some 300 major
facilities in 35 countries and employs more than 75,000 people. The
company reported sales of $12.3 billion in 2000. Dana's Internet
address is www.dana.com
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