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Denso Named GM Supplier of the Year
Monday, April 09, 2007
Denso International America, Southfield, MI, earned a General Motors Supplier of the Year Award for 2006, for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class parts and services. The award, themed the “Best of the Best,” recognizes Denso for its heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, windshield wipers, fuel injectors and navigation system. Denso is online at www.densocorp-na.com
Trumpf Opens Mexican Manufacturing Facility
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Trumpf Inc., Farmington, CT, has opened a new sales, service, demonstration and production facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The 6400-sq.-m building employs 24 and will produce frames for Trumpf machinery. It also houses a 420-sq.-m showroom open to Mexican fabricators and manufacturers for tours and technology demonstrations.
Dura Announces Restructuring Plans
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Yesterday, Dura Automotive Systems, Inc., Rochester Hills, MI, announced that as a continuation of its 50-cubed strategic initiative, it proposes to close four manufacturing facilities: Brownstown, IN; Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada; Hannibal South, MO; and Selinsgrove, PA. Dura’s 50-cubed strategic initiative, launched in February 2006, established heightened performance goals in quality, worldwide efficiency and profitability. The initiative included a restructuring plan projected to result in the closure of as many as 10 manufacturing facilities worldwide by the end of 2007.
As a result of yesterday’s announcements, the firm expects to move production, equipment and assembly lines to its facilities in Matamoros, Mexico; Gordonville and Milan, TN; Stockton, IL and Elkhart, IN.