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Dana Manufacturing Facility Receives Nissan Quality Master Award

FRANKLIN, Ky. - Dana Corporation's joint venture operation in Franklin, Ky., Allied Ring Corporation, has received Nissan's 1999 Quality Master Award. Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation U.S.A. presents this award annually to suppliers who achieve a score of 85 or higher on a 100-point performance scale.

Nissan's rating is based on a comprehensive, year-long evaluation of suppliers' performance. The review includes quality, response time, cost-reduction capability, design support, timely shipments, product performance and complexity, warranty, and Nissan's own vehicle evaluation system.

The Franklin facility is a joint venture between Dana's Perfect Circle Division and the Riken Corporation of Japan. The facility supplies oil ring expanders and consolidates and packs piston ring sets for Nissan's Altima, and Frontier pickup truck.

"Perfect Circle has made a commitment to continue to provide quality products and service to Nissan," said Daniel Moody, vice president of engine products for Dana's Engine Systems Group. "We are very proud to receive this award, which is a result of a continued effort to exceed our customers' expectations."

Dana's Engine Systems Group provides components, modules, and complete systems solutions to engine builders worldwide. The group's product lines include Victor Reinz(R) gaskets and sealing products, Perfect Circle(R) piston rings and engine parts, Glacier(R) Vandervell(R) engine bearings, and powertrain components manufactured by Dana's Plumley Division.

(Feb. 9, 2000)


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