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Dana's Chihuahua Facility Receives Environmental Award

Submitted by: Dana Corporation

Categories: Environment

Posted: Jul 05, 2000 – 12:00 AM EST

 

Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN) announced today that its Motors and Controls facility in Chihuahua, Mexico, has been awarded the “Clean Industry” certification from the Mexican government.

This is the highest recognition awarded by Mexico’s Federal Agency for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA). It is awarded to those companies that are identified through an “environmental audit” process as protecting the environment and fostering development through an environmental company culture.

“This distinguishes our company as a workplace that protects its employees, the community and the environment through environmental audits and action plans”, said Chihuahua plant manager, Enrique Hurtado.

This certification is valid for two years and is renewed by PROFEPA’s Committee for Evaluation and Approval of Environmental Audits. PROFEPA has awarded 470 companies in Mexico this certification. Dana’s Chihuahua facility is one of nine companies to earn certification this year in the state of Chihuahua.

The Chihuahua facility employs 700 people and manufactures speed controls for Ford through its soon-to-be-independent Visteon operations. Approximately 3.6 million speed controls are manufactured at the Chihuahua facility each year for various Ford, Toyota, and Mazda passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks.

Motors and Controls, a division of Dana’s Engine Systems Group, is an experienced leader in the development and manufacture of electric motor-modules, speed and position sensors, and electronic systems that meet exacting customer specifications.

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

Dana Corporation is one of the world’s largest independent suppliers to vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket. Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, the company operates some 320 major facilities in 32 countries and employs more than 82,000 people. The company reported sales of $13.2 billion in 1999. Dana’s Internet address is www.dana.com.

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