Daimler Trucks North America Recognizes 59 Masters of Quality

PORTLAND, Ore. – July 31, 2014 – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has recognized 59 North American manufacturers from the United States, Canada and Mexico as recipients of its highest award for suppliers: the 2013 Masters of Quality Supplier Award. The selected suppliers provide top quality components for Freightliner and Western Star truck brands.

The annual program – now in its 27th year – recognizes outstanding suppliers that have received high scores on their quality, delivery, technology and cost performance as measured on a Balanced Scorecard. These suppliers demonstrate an ongoing commitment to continuously improving the quality of their products and overall performance of their businesses.

“Our suppliers have worked in partnership with Daimler Trucks North America to help the company achieve its goals in terms of quality, delivery, technology and cost performance,” said Roger Nielsen, chief operating officer for Daimler Trucks North America.  “The Masters of Quality award winners represent the ‘best of the best’ amongst our suppliers and their work is crucial to our enduring success.”

Added Daimler Trucks North America’s general manager of quality and supplier management Paul Romanaggi: “We continue to see high demand for our product and our Masters of Quality suppliers ensure on-time delivery of quality parts to our manufacturing plants day after day. Our suppliers maintained the level of excellence that enabled us to deliver high quality trucks that provide our customers with the best value and significant competitive advantages. The Masters of Quality winners are the role models for our entire commercial vehicle supplier base.”

Topping the list for 2013 was Consolidated MetCo Inc. and its wheel and hub facility in Monroe, North Carolina. The ConMet facility has received the award for 24 out of 27 years.

The complete list of Masters of Quality award winners is as follows:

24-year recipient

  • Consolidated MetCo Inc., Monroe, North Carolina

20-year recipient

  • Consolidated MetCo Inc., Clackamas, Oregon

17-year recipients

  • Julian Electric Inc., Westmont, Illinois

13-year recipient

  • E-A-R Thermal/Acoustic Systems, Aearo Technologies – A 3M Company, Newark, Delaware

11-year recipients

  • Conmet de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Cienega de Flores, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Consolidated Metal Products Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio

10-year recipient

  • The Standard Register Company, Dayton, Ohio

9-year recipient

  • INMAGUSA – Ingeieria Maquinaria de Guadalupe S.A. de C.V., Castanos, Coahuila

8-year recipients

  • Axalta Coating Systems, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Remy Componentes S. de R.L. de C.V., Alternator and Motor Plant, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

6-year recipients

  • Continental Automotive Guadalajara Mexico S.A. de C.V., Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • SMC Corporation Mexico, Toluca, Mexico

5-year recipients

  • SMC Corporation Mexico (Saltillo Branch), Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
  • SMC Corporation of America, Noblesville, Indiana

4-year recipients

  • E-A-R Thermal/Acoustic Systems, Aearo Technologies – A 3M Company, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Consolidated Metco, Inc., Etowah, Tennessee
  • Continental Automotive Guadalajara Mexico S.A. de C.V., Guadalajara, Jalisco,
  • Mexico
  • Hadley Products Corporation, Grandville, Michigan
  • Griffith Rubber Mills, Portland, Oregon
  • Meritor Mexicana S.A. de C.V., General Escobedo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

3-year recipients

  • Enerya S.A. de C.V., Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Inteva de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., H. Matamores, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Julian Electric de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
  • Phillips Industries Electrical Harness Division, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

2-year recipients

  • Paramount Bedding Inc., McAllen, Texas
  • Kontane Inc., Statesville, North Carolina
  • Meritor Inc., York Dressed Axles, York, South Carolina
  • Cummins Engine Company Inc., Whitakers, North Carolina
  • PKC Group, Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico
  • Multimatic Inc., Concord, Ontario, Canada
  • Flexfab LLC, Hastings, Michigan
  • Igraphics LLC., Grass Valley, California
  • Carling Technologies Inc., Plainville, Connecticut
  • Accuride de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Cienega de Flores, Nuevo Leon
  • Johnson Controls Battery Group, Florence, South Carolina

First-year recipients

  • ADAC-Strattec LLC., El Paso, Texas
  • Blachford Inc., Chicago, Illinois
  • Espar Products Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Estampados Magna de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico
  • Multimatic MFG, Concord, Ontario, Canada
  • Progressive Metal MFG. Inc., Ferndale, Michigan
  • Bendix Commercial Vehicles Systems LLC., Huntington, Indiana
  • Donaldson Company Inc., Greenville, Tennessee
  • Donaldson Company Inc., Cresco, Iowa
  • Donaldson S.A. de C.V., San Francisco de Los Ramos, Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Enertec Mexico de R.L. de C.V. Johnson Controls Escobedo Plant, Escobedo, Coahuila, Mexico
  • Gates Corporation, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
  • Parker Hannifin de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Toluca, Mexico
  • Preco Safety Products (DBA) Electronic Controls Company, Boise, Idaho
  • Senior Flexonics Mexico, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
  • Stoneridge Electronics N. America, Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Tighitco Latinoamerica S.A. de C.V., San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Tube Specialties Company, Saltillo Plant, Coahuila, Mexico
  • Voss Automotive Mexico, Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico
  • Accuride EMI, Camden, South Carolina
  • Alcoa Wheel Products Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., Cienega de Flores, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Glassmaster Controls, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Hendrickson Spring Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico
  • Peninsula Light Metals, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

For more information about Daimler Trucks North America, go towww.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com.

About Daimler Trucks North America
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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