Magna Donnelly Receives Key Honor

April 16, 2004
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TROY — Magna Donnelly Corp. announced last week that a joint venture between GM and Toyota North America honored the firm recently with a Triple Crown Award.

The award came early this month at the annual supplier conference of New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) in California.

The award is in recognition of the firm’s performance excellence in meeting all NUMMI’s targets in quality, cost and delivery of mirror systems.

Frank O’Brien, the company’s vice president of global sales, accepted the award, saying it was especially significant in that the joint venture is celebrating its 20th anniversary and that NUMMI “has blossomed into one of the most respected automotive companies in the world, setting ever higher standards within the industry.”

Magna Donnelly is a subsidiary of Magna International, which recently announced $51.3 billion in sales for 2003. The parent firm — a Canadian-based major auto systems manufacturer — does not release its subsidiaries’ financials.

Magna Donnelly is the world’s largest producer of automotive mirror systems and is a leading supplier of modular window systems and handles, all incorporating increasingly sophisticated electronics.

The firm employs about 3,500 workers in West Michigan — not quite half of its international force of 8,400 workers.

Its plants in the region are located in Lowell, Grand Haven, Newaygo, Norton Shores and Holland — the Holland operation being the biggest with 1,550 employees.

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