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DETROIT -- Auto suppliers have until Sept. 14 to apply for the 2008 Automotive News PACE Awards. The awards - co-sponsored by Microsoft, SAP and the Transportation Research Center Inc. - recognize suppliers for innovation. This will be the 14th year for the awards.

Independent judges will recognize achievement in these categories: product, product-Europe, information technology and services, and manufacturing process and capital equipment. There also is an open category.

Winners will be announced April 14, 2008, at a ceremony in Detroit.

The Automotive News PACE Awards program is open to all automotive suppliers. PACE is short for premier automotive suppliers' contribution to excellence.

The application fee is $995.

Visit to apply online or to download an application. Applications also are available by calling 313-446-6039.



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