Daimler Trucks North America Recognizes 35 Masters of Quality
PORTLAND, ORE. - Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) has recognized
35 North American manufacturers from the United States, Canada and
Mexico as recipients of DTNA's Masters of Quality supplier quality award for 2008. The suppliers provide top quality components for Freightliner and Western Star truck brands.
"The level of excellence that our Masters of Quality award winners maintain across their product lines play a large role in enabling us to deliver high quality trucks that provide our customers with significant competitive advantages," said Roger Nielsen, chief operating officer for DTNA.
Nielsen praised the suppliers stating, "in light of the current downturn in global economy and its impact on truck markets and our suppliers, this is no easy accomplishment. The Masters of Quality winners are the role models for our entire supplier base."
General Manager of Quality and Supplier Management Paul Romanaggi also congratulated the winners. "The Masters of Quality award winners meet or exceed DTNA's stringent quality standards, while continually improving their performance," stated Romanaggi.
The Masters of Quality award is the highest recognition that DTNA gives to its suppliers.
Sixteen manufacturers received the award for the first time. Since its introduction in 1987, no supplier has won a Masters of Quality award every year.
Topping the list this year was Consolidated MetCo Inc. and its wheel and hub plant in Monroe, North Carolina. The ConMet facility has received the award for 19 out of 22 years.
The complete list of Masters of Quality award winners is as follows:
Consolidated MetCo Inc., Monroe, North Carolina (19-year recipient)
Eaton Transmission Division, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Vehtek Systems, Inc., Bowling Green, Ohio
Phillips Industries, Santa Fe Springs, California
Allison Transmission, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
J.K. Pulley Co Inc., St. Louis, Missouri
Eaton Clutch Division, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Roll Forming Corporation, a division of Voestalpine, Shelbyville, Kentucky
Vitro Automotriz S.A. de C.V., Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Sure Power Industries, Inc. Tualatin, Oregon
Phoenix International, Torreon, Mexico
Continental Automotive, Guadalajara, Mexico
Arvinmeritor Automotive, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Arvinmeritor Automotive, Inc., Manning, South Carolina
SMC Corporation of Mexico, Guanajuato, Mexico
Parker Hannifin Portland PSC, Portland, Oregon
SMC Corporation of America, Indianapolis, Indiana
Industrias Memper, S.A. de C.V., Mexico City, Mexico
Huron Castings, Inc., Pigeon, Michigan
Hayes Lemmerz International, Akron, Ohio
Federal Mogul Systems Protection, El Paso, Texas
H & H Polishing, Inc.,
Charlotte, North, Carolina
Arvinmeritor Inc., Monterrey, Mexico
About Daimler Trucks North America Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.