Westlake Village, California – J.D. Power and Associates will present its prestigious Founder’s Award to the General Motors Car Assembly Plant in Oshawa, Ontario today, Friday September 26. The award signifies the plant’s long-standing commitment to producing high-quality vehicles.

Gary Dilts, senior vice-president of the U.S. automotive practice at J.D. Power, will present the award to plant manager Dan Hermer, and to CAW Local 222 president Chris Buckley at a ceremony at the plant.

The Founder’s Award is a discretionary award presented at various times to recognize individuals or companies that demonstrate dedication, commitment, and sustained improvement in serving customers. Only 22 companies or individuals have previously received the award in 40 years.

The Oshawa assembly plant is one of the largest automotive production sites in the world, and has received multiple J.D. Power Initial Quality Study awards, including Gold Plant awards in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006, and Silver Plant awards in 2005 and 2007. In addition, the plant has produced several models that have received Initial Quality Study Awards, including the Pontiac Grand Prix, Buick Century and Chevrolet Lumina.

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