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May 10, 2008

Three Metaldyne plants recognized by Ford

PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Three Metaldyne powder metal facilities in three countries were recently recognized by Ford for outstanding supplier delivery performance, Metaldyne Corporation said today.

Metaldyne Sintered Components Espana received recognition from Ford of Europe for five years of 100 percent supplier delivery performance to the automaker's production plants.

In a letter to the plant in Valencia, Spain, Ford of Europe acknowledged this accomplishment was "hard to reach and requires professionalism and a lot of effort such as the correct use of the Ford systems, direct and effective reaction to problems and good communication."The automaker thanked the plant for "having met our requirements in such an extraordinary way."

Metaldyne facilities in Ridgway, Pa., and Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, were also recognized by Ford's Engine and Fuel Tank plant for quality. Both achieved zero defects for 2007. The plants were also recognized in a letter from the company. The names of both plants will be displayed in Dearborn, Mich., at Ford's Engine and Fuel Tank plant's main lobby and quality control office.

"Metaldyne continually strives to meet and exceed our customer requirements," said Tom Chambers, president and COO. "We are pleased Ford has recognized the Valencia, Ridgway and Ramos Arizpe plants for its hard work and diligence. It takes tremendous teamwork and attention to detail to attain these flawless results. All of the employees should be very proud."

Metaldyne is a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Tec, a Shizuoka, Japan based metal casting and finishing supplier in the passenger car/light truck, medium/heavy truck, and also in the environmental and industrial segments.


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