April 30, 2002

Seven Canadian companies honoured as GM “Suppliers of the Year”

Toronto, Ontario – Seven Canadian companies are among the total of 91 suppliers of materials, equipment and services from 20 different countries who have been named General Motors Corporation’s 2001 “Suppliers of the Year.”

The announcements were made at General Motors Corporation’s annual “Supplier of the Year” Conference, held this year in Toronto.

Steve Rose, director, worldwide purchasing and logistics at GM of Canada, said that, “We are delighted that Canadian suppliers made such a strong showing among the total number of companies who received the award for 2001. These international awards were instituted in 1992 and are in recognition of each recipient’s high levels of service and dedication to improving their performance in quality, service, cost and technology.”

Rose noted that, “Winners are selected by teams of purchasing, quality, engineering and manufacturing experts from GM operations around the world and those honoured by being named to the list can truly be described as world class. These suppliers are to be warmly congratulated for their contributions to GM of Canada’s continual quest to improve quality and exceed its customers’ expectations.”

The seven companies honoured are: Intier Automotive Inc., Newmarket, (5th award); Moldplas Inc., Windsor; (3rd); Progressive Moulded Products Limited, Concord (4th); Stackpole Ltd., Mississauga, (2nd); Van-Rob Stampings Inc., Aurora, (6th); Verspeeten Cartage Limited, Ingersoll, (8th); Windsor Mold Group -Automotive Components Division, Windsor, (8th).

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