In the old days, the Dana Corp. buildings had a courteous, friendly ambience on the order of Southern hospitality. Much of that feeling was due to the family-like corporate culture.
But part of it had to do with the buildings and the pleasant, green campus where they sit in west Toledo. If you squint just a little, the whole thing looks like a country manor estate nestled in a pastoral setting south of the Mason-Dixon line.
And for serious golfers it doesn’t hurt that the very private, very upscale, much storied Inverness Club is just across the street. In fatter times it was a favorite haunt of some top Dana execs.
Considering the challenges facing suppliers these days, selling the old homestead makes a lot of sense for Dana Holding Corp., which is the post-Chapter 11 remnant of the once-grand Dana enterprise.
But that doesn’t mean it won't be missed.