Date: February 23, 2007
Eaton Three Rivers Facility Receives Coveted Ford Q1 Certification
SOUTHFIELD, MICH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that its manufacturing facility in Three Rivers, Mich. has been awarded Q1 certification from Ford Motor Company.
The Three Rivers facility manufactures transmission control modules for the Ford Super Duty pick up truck’s 5-speed automatic TorqShift® transmission. To achieve Q1 certification Ford suppliers must meet stringent criteria, including: International Organization of Standardization (TS 16949 & ISO 14001) certification; proper implementation of quality operating and management systems, as well as environmental management systems and customer endorsements.
“Ford Motor Company congratulates you on a job well done and we wish you continued success,” said Ken Williams, Ford’s Operations Manager for Automatic Transmission & Chassis Operations, during a flag raising ceremony at the facility Feb. 19.
“This is a celebration of our journey toward continuous improvement that supports all of the accomplishments and milestones the employees of Three Rivers have achieved along the way,” said Scott King, Eaton Vice President - Powertrain Specialty Controls Operations.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 60,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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