September 20, 2002
Dana Corporation Canadian plant receives Quality Award of Excellence
Toledo, Ohio – Dana Corporation’s Spicer Driveshaft Canada facility in Magog, Quebec, Canada, received the National Quality Institute (NQI) Canada Quality Award of Excellence.
Dana is the only company to have three operations receive the award in the
last two years. Last year, Dana’s Structural Solutions Division and its
Spicer Driveshaft facility in Thorold, Ontario, received the award.
“It is a true honor to have one of our facilities earn Canada’s highest
quality honor, but it is especially gratifying that this is Dana’s third
Canadian national quality award in two years,” said Joe Magliochetti, Dana
chairman and CEO. “These awards illustrate the global commitment of our
people to quality and customer service and further reflect the continuing
benefit of the Dana Quality Leadership Process.”
The Magog facility was recognized for its efforts toward its overall
business system, which is driven by a successful team atmosphere with
initiatives focused on environmental improvements. NQI examiners were also
impressed with the level of deployment in the facility’s suggestion program,
with all employees having immediate access to idea submittal. The program has
generated 3,260 ideas this year — or 20 ideas per person — with an 88.6
percent implementation rate.
Established in 1988, the facility employs nearly 162 people. The award will be presented Oct. 22, 2002, at the annual Canada Award for Excellence Gala Ceremony at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto.