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July 26, 2011

Metaldyne Fremont Receives Certificate for Quality Performance from Chrysler

Plymouth, Mich. – July 26, 2011 – Metaldyne, LLC today announced that its plant in Fremont, Indiana received a Certificate for Quality Performance from Chrysler. The Fremont plant is part of Metaldyne’s Vibration Control Systems business unit. The certificate was given to Metaldyne at Chrysler’s annual supplier meeting and award ceremony at the Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit. 
The certificate is recognition of Metaldyne Fremont’s exemplary quality record on the 2.0L and 2.4L balance shaft modules for the 2011 model year, with less than 5 PPM and 100% on-time delivery. The plant credits this record to the strength of their systems and the responsibility of their operators.  
“Safety and quality are our top priorities at Metaldyne,” said Thomas Amato, Metaldyne’s president and CEO. “The methods put in place and maintained by the team at Metaldyne Fremont are an excellent example of the engaged workforce that drives Metaldyne toward success throughout the world.”
 With the Fremont system, every operator is personally responsible for the quality of the product they are making. In addition to various automated check points, otherwise known as poka-yoke, throughout the production line, the operators also performs gauge and check frequencies at every station.  Every part is tracked by serial number, so in the case of a problem the team is able to identify the root cause and effectively remove it, ensuring that no defects ever leave the plant. 
“Being recognized by our customers is a powerful affirmation of the work we do every day,” said Bob DeFauw, vice president and general manager, Vibration Control Systems. “Congratulations to the Metaldyne Fremont team for their strong efforts.”

About Metaldyne

Metaldyne, LLC, is a leading global designer and supplier of metal-formed components and assemblies for engine, transmission and driveline applications for automotive and light truck markets. Products include engine connecting rods, engine bearing caps, cylinder oil jets, transmission sub assemblies, crankshaft rubber and viscous dampers, forged and finished differential gears and assemblies, and balance shaft modules.  

Metaldyne has approximately $930 million in annual revenue with 24 locations in 13 countries. Metaldyne is principally owned by The Carlyle Group, one of the largest private equity funds in the world. For more information go to