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14 innovators win honorable mentions

Fourteen companies will receive 2008 Automotive News PACE Awards Honorable Mentions. They are:


Cooper-Standard Automotive

Novi, Mich.

For: Electric Water Valve Assembly

Federal-Mogul Corp., Lighting Products

Southfield, Mich.

For: Federal-Mogul Interior LED POD Lighting

InterfaceFabric Inc.

Grand Rapids, Mich.

For: Recycled Polyester Automotive Bodycloth

Lear Corp.

Southfield, Mich.

For: SoyFoam


Wooster, Ohio

For: Multi-Mode Power Split Hybrid Damper

Mann+Hummel USA Inc.

Portage, Mich.

For: High Efficiency Sump Filter for Automatic Transmission, Suction Side

Visteon Corp.

Van Buren Township, Mich.

For: Light Pipes

Product Europe

Cooper-Standard Automotive

Vitre, France, and Novi, Mich.

For: T7 Thermoplastic Rear Door Glass Seal Assembly

Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.

Lippstadt, Germany, and Novi, Mich.

For: Lane Change Assist

Manufacturing Process and Capital Equipment

BASF Coatings

Southfield, Mich.

For: BASF Eco2 AdBloc

Cascade Engineering Automotive Solutions

Grand Rapids, Mich.

For: TAP Hybrid

PPG Industries Inc.

Troy, Mich.

For: 100% Esta Bell Waterborne Basecoat

Information Technology and Services

Auto Auction Services Corp.


For: AutoIMS

Romax Technology Ltd.

Nottingham, England

For: RomaxNVH

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