News of February 01, 2000
Dana's Structural Products Division Finalist for 2000 PACE Award
TOLEDO, Ohio - Dana Corporation's Parish Structural Products facility in St. Marys, Ontario, Canada, was named one of the 24 finalists for the 2000 PACE Award.
The St. Marys plant was recognized for its process of creating load-bearing structural components out of thin wall tubing. The process uses hydroforming to use light, thin tubing to produce a very strong load-bearing structure such as the engine cradle for the Ford Windstar. The engine cradle is the most complex high-pressure hydroformed component being produced today, in high volume production. Through the highly effective application of high-pressure hydroforming technology, Dana was able to reduce the cradle weight while improving key performance characteristics.
The Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive suppliers; Contributions to Excellence) Awards program recognizes automotive suppliers for innovative contributions to the improvement of automotive products and services. The award is co-sponsored by Automotive News and Ernst & Young LLP. Winners of the 2000 PACE Award will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., on Monday, March 6, which coincides with the start of the SAE International Congress and Exposition.
A Dana Division has either received the PACE Award or been a finalist since the award's inception since 1995. Dana's Structural Products Division has twice been honored as a finalist, and its Spicer Driveshaft Division and former Spicer Transmission Division are previous recipients of the award. Additionally, Dana's Plumley Division, Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Division, and the Modules and Systems Group were also previously honored as finalists.
"We are all extremely proud of being named a finalist for the 2000 PACE Award," said Glen Servos, vice president and general manager of the Structural Products Division in Canada. "Dana strives to be an innovative leader in the automotive industry by focusing our people, processes, and technology toward this goal."
The Parish Structural Products Division is part of the Dana Automotive Systems Group, which consists of Spicer(R) axle products, Spicer(R) driveshaft products, Parish(R) structural products, Nakata(R) steering and suspension systems, FTE(R) Automotive brake and clutch systems, and a systems engineering integration and logistics unit.
(Jan. 27, 2000)