West Michigan suppliers win Daimler Masters of Quality awards
Commercial truck manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America recognized 91 suppliers, 11 of which reside in Michigan, as recipients of its 2014 Masters of Quality Supplier Award.
The selected suppliers are top quality providers of components and services for Freightliner and Western Star truck brands.
The annual program, now in its 28th year, recognizes outstanding suppliers that have received high scores on their quality, delivery, technology and cost performance as measured on a balanced scorecard.
The suppliers recognized “demonstrate an ongoing commitment to continuously improving the quality of their products and overall performance of their businesses,” according to Daimler.
Roger Nielsen, CEO for Daimler Trucks North America, credited the company’s suppliers with helping Daimler “improve our position as the quality and market share leader in our industry,” and “solidified our position as a technology leader.”
“The Masters of Quality award winners represent the ‘best of the best’ among our suppliers and their work is crucial to our enduring success,” he said.
Paul Romanaggi, general manager of Quality and Supplier Management for Daimler, said the company has increased its production volume to meet increased demand.
“Our Masters of Quality suppliers help ensure our success by delivering quality parts to our manufacturing plants day after day,” he said.
Michigan Masters of Quality award recipients
Flexfab LLC, Hastings — 10-year recipient
Hadley Products Corp., Grandville — 5-year recipient
Progressive Metal Mfg. Inc., Ferndale — 5-year recipient
Gates Corp., Poplar Bluff — 3-year recipient
GlassMaster Controls, Kalamazoo — 3-year recipient
Parker Hannifin Corp., Brass Products Division, Otsego — 2-year recipient
Borg Warner Thermal Systems, Cadillac — first-year recipient
Corning Environmental Technologies, Troy — first-year recipient
Eberspäecher North America Inc., Brighton — first-year recipient
Hirschmann Car Communication Inc., Auburn Hills — first-year recipient
Paumac Tubing, Marysville — first-year recipient