DETROIT - DaimlerChrysler Corp. has given its highest honors to 14 suppliers. The company also has named 10 top suppliers in several specific areas.
The Platinum Pentastar awards went to former Chrysler Corp. suppliers with the best performance on Chrysler's ratings for the 1998 model year. They are:
Aarons Automotive Products Inc. in Springfield, Mo.
Dearborn Mid-West Conveyor Co. in Taylor, Mich.
EGI Inc. in Dayton, Ohio
Gentex Corp. in Zeeland, Mich.
J.S. Alberici Construction Co. in Livonia, Mich.
L & W Engineering Co. in Belleville, Mich.
Laimbeer Packaging Co. in Melvindale, Mich.
OmniSource Corp. in Toledo, Ohio
Progressive Tool & Industries Co. in Southfield, Mich.
Ring Screw Works in Madison Heights, Mich.
Schneider National Inc. in Green Bay, Wis.
Tweddle Litho Co. in Clinton Township, Mich.
United Parcel Service in Atlanta
Walbridge Aldinger Co. in Detroit
'Role model' categories and their winners were:
Standard Products Co. in Dearborn, Mich.
Multimatic Inc. in Markham, Ontario
LucasVarity Automotive in Livonia, Mich.
Bosch Braking Systems Corp. in South Bend, Ind.
Continental Teves in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Vari-Form Inc. in Warren, Mich.
TI Group PLC in Strathroy, Ontario
SCORE (Supplier Cost Reduction Effort)
PPG Industries Inc. in Pittsburgh
Minority supplier development
Ameritech in Detroit
Tenneco Inc. in Lake Forest, Ill.