CHRYSLER WINS 1991 CANADA AWARD FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE
CHRYSLER WINS 1991 CANADA AWARD FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler Canada's Windsor
Assembly Plant has been named winner of the Quality Category of the 1991 Canada Awards for Business Excellence.
In a joint announcement made here, Chrysler Canada Ltd. and Local 444 of the Canadian Auto Workers Union, which represents the Windsor (Ontario) plant's 4,000 employees, said Chrysler topped all other finalists to take the top award in the competition's prestigious Quality category. The award was accepted by Chrysler Canada President G. Yves Landry on behalf of Windsor Assembly Plant Manager Donald E. Kreibich and Local 444 Plant Chairman Rick Schneider. The gilded CABE Quality Award was presented to Landry by Michael H. Wilson, Minister of Industry, Science and Technology for International Trade, at the glittering Canada Awards for Business Excellence Gala at the Hotel Westin in Ottawa. "We are extremely proud of this outstanding quality achievement," Landry said. "We are especially honored that Chrysler Canada is the first automotive manufacturer to win a Canada Awards for Business Excellence award." "The Windsor Assembly Plant -- home of Chrysler's industry-leading minivans -- has achieved this extremely significant honor for its excellence in three distinct areas: its people, its quality process and, of course, its products, the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager MagicWagons," Kreibich said. "The real winners here tonight are Windsor Assembly's Local 444 and Local 1498 members who have earned this prestigious quality award," Local 444 President Larry Bauer, present at the awards ceremony, stated. "CAW members have proved that they can compete with the best. This is a proud day for the members of Locals 444 and 1498, and the CAW." The Canada Awards for Business Excellence were created in 1984 by the government of Canada to honor businesses in all sectors of Canadian industry for their outstanding achievements. Over the past eight years, the CABE awards have become synonymous with the best in Canadian business. The competition for these prestigious awards -- the Canadian counterpart to Japan's Deming Prize and the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Awards in the United States -- is open to Canadian business enterprises of all sizes in all fields. The Canada Awards for Business Excellence provide national recognition for outstanding performance in the following categories: Entrepreneurship, Environment, Industrial Design, Innovation, Invention, Marketing, Quality and Small Business. Selection of CABE winners is done by independent panels of private sector experts and senior business executives, a separate panel of five or six members being assigned to each of the eight award categories. Up to three winners are selected in each category. The Quality and Environment category panels were assisted by site examiners who visited short-listed companies. The Windsor Assembly Plant submitted its application for the CABE Quality Award in April. A CABE panel visited the plant two months later. Windsor Assembly was notified that it was among the 43 1991 CABE finalists, including three in the Quality category, in September. The company and union plan to hold a "Bring Home The Gold" celebration in the Windsor Assembly Plant Nov. 12. -0- 11/1/91 /CONTACT: Chris Hosford of Chrysler, 313-956-1909/ (C) CO: Chrysler Corporation; Chrysler Canada ST: Michigan, Ontario IN: AUT SU: ML-SB -- DE017 -- 0386 11/01/91 16:32 EST
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