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TEN MANUFACTURING FACILITIES NAMED AMERICA'S BEST PLANTS

 TEN MANUFACTURING FACILITIES NAMED AMERICA'S BEST PLANTS
 CLEVELAND, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten manufacturing facilities throughout the country are being recognized as America's Best Plants by "Industry Week" magazine in its Oct. 19 issue. They have been selected for their manufacturing excellence.
 "Industry Week" Editor-in-Chief Charles R. Day Jr. said that more than 130 plants were nominated for this third annual salute "to the men and women who are making exemplary efforts to raise the competitiveness of American industry to new heights. These are the nation's best," he said. "They are showing U.S. industry how to compete effectively in a global market.
 "No single measurement provides a suitable, universal yardstick by which to gauge manufacturing performance," Day said. "Certainly quality is an essential element. And on-time delivery. Customer satisfaction. Good use of technology. Flexibility. And perhaps the most important hallmark of all - good people."
 Named America's Best Plants by "Industry Week" are:
 Advanced Filtration Systems, Inc. in Champaign, Ill., manufacturer of liquid filters for the international construction equipment aftermarket.
 Air Products and Chemicals Inc. in South Brunswick, N.J., producer of vinyl acetate and ethylene copolymer emulsions.
 Allen-Bradley Co., EMS1 facility in Milwaukee, manufacturer of automation controls and systems.
 Chesebrough-Pond's USA Co., personal products plant in Jefferson City, Mo., manufacturer of skin care lotions, cotton swabs, nail polish and nail polish remover.
 The Foxboro Company, Intelligent Automation plant in Foxboro, Mass., manufacturer of electronic process control systems.
 GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc. in Charlottesville, Va., manufacturer of programmable logic controllers and computerized numerical controllers.
 The Timken Company, bearing plant in Bucyrus, Ohio, manufacturer of tapered roller bearings.
 Varian Associates Inc., Oncology Systems unit in Palo Alto, Calif., manufacturer of high-energy and low-energy accelerators.
 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in Humboldt, Tenn., manufacturer of golf balls.
 Zytec Corporation in Redwood Falls, Minn., manufacturer of multiple output switching power supplies.
 "Industry Week" is a unique, selectively distributed magazine of ideas for industrial management. It is written to help executives and key decision-makers throughout American industry and its support service organizations create more effective, more profitable, more competitive and more humanistic organizations.
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