May 30, 2002


GM assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario ranks first in J.D. Power plant quality survey

Oshawa, Ontario – General Motors of Canada’s Oshawa Car Plant #2 placed first overall among all assembly plants in North America in the 2002 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study released today, winning the Gold Plant Quality Award. The plant builds the mid-size Buick Century and Regal cars. The Buick Century was first in the premium mid-size segment of J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study.

Michael Grimaldi, president of GM Canada said, “This is a significant day for General Motors, GM Canada and the GM Autoplex in Oshawa. GM was the Highest Quality Domestic Manufacturer, placing among the Top 3 full-line manufacturers in this prestigious quality study.”

Grimaldi added, “All GM Canada employees and the CAW are focused on producing top quality products for our customers. I want to congratulate them and the entire Oshawa Plant #2 team on earning the Gold Plant Quality Award. GM Canada’s plants have earned a reputation in the industry as some of the highest quality and most productive plants in North America. It is very gratifying to know that the buyers of our cars and trucks are telling us through J.D. Power that they recognize our tremendous improvements in quality.”

Buzz Hargrove, President of the CAW said, “CAW members in Oshawa work hard each day producing high quality vehicles and they deserve enormous credit for their part in helping GM win this important award. Congratulations.”

GM of Canada builds the Buick Century and Buick Regal in Oshawa Plant #2, and the Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo in Plant #1.

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