MAUMEE, Ohio, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) today announced that it has earned the Spartan Diamond Award for supplier excellence from Spartan Motors, Inc. This honor is granted to Spartan's top-performing, key supply chain partners who it deems as instrumental in helping the company reach high levels of operational excellence and cost competitiveness.
Dana was recognized for dedication to quality, on-time delivery, total cost control, and excellent customer support. Out of more than 1,000 suppliers, only 14 received the Spartan Diamond Award this year. Dana supplies Spartan Motors with Spicer® axles, driveshafts, and steering shafts for commercial vehicles from facilities in Henderson, Kentucky, as well as Lima, Ohio, and Sterling, Illinois.
"This recognition demonstrates Dana's commitment to providing the highest levels of performance, quality, and delivery for our customers," said Mark Wallace, president of Dana Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies. "By continuing to work closely with Spartan Motors, we will carry out our longstanding, shared commitment to engineer high-quality, innovative vehicles."
The Spartan Diamond Award was presented during the company's 14th annual supplier conference in Charlotte, Michigan.
About Spartan Motors
Spartan Motors, Inc. is a leading designer, engineer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty vehicles, specialty chassis, vehicle bodies and parts for the fleet and delivery, recreational vehicle (RV), emergency response, defense forces and contract assembly (light/medium duty truck) markets. The Company's brand names — Spartan Motors, Spartan Specialty Vehicles, Spartan Emergency Response, Spartan Parts and Accessories, and Utilimaster®, a Spartan Motors Company — are known for quality, durability, performance, customer service and first-to-market innovation. The Company employs approximately 1,800 associates, and operates facilities in Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kansas, South Dakota, Saltillo, Mexico; and Lima, Peru. Spartan reported sales of $550 million in 2015. Visit Spartan Motors at www.spartanmotors.com.
About Dana Holding Corporation
Dana is a world leader in the supply of highly engineered drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities. Founded in 1904 and based in Maumee, Ohio, the company employs more than 23,000 people in 25 countries on six continents. In 2015, Dana generated sales of nearly $6.1 billion. Forbes Magazine has again selected Dana as one of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies. For more information, please visit dana.com.
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SOURCE Dana Holding Corporation
Jeff Cole, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Dana Holding Corporation, 419-887-3535, firstname.lastname@example.org; Russell T. Chick, Corporate Director of Marketing, Spartan Motors, Inc., 517-997-3852