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PHILIPS DISPLAY COMPONENTS COMPANY & BELLEMAR PARTS INDUSTRIES CAPTURE GOVERNOR'S AWARD FOR TEAM EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING

 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 20 ~PRNewswire~ -- Teams of employees from Philips Display Components Company, Ottawa, Ohio, and Bellemar Parts Industries, Marysville, Ohio, have received the Governor's Award for Team Excellence in Manufacturing in the Ohio Manufacturers' Association's (OMA) statewide Case Studies in Team Excellence(SM) competition.
 "The Particle Team" from Philips Display Components Company captured the award in the Large Plant Division (more than 500 employees) for its efforts to reduce particle-related defects in picture tubes. "The Night Owls" from Bellemar Parts Industries was honored in the Small Plant Division (500 or fewer employees) for its presentation on the reduction of repairs on seat shipping conveyors. The presentations were made at the OMA's "Leadership Forum '92: Teamwork" at the Stouffer Tower City Plaza Hotel, Cleveland, Nov. 19.
 "This competition, the only of its kind in the nation, provides teams of employees from Ohio manufacturers an opportunity to demonstrate how they are using teamwork, employee involvement and innovation to make their companies more competitive and their jobs more fulfilling," said Eric L. Burkland, president of the OMA.
 Nearly 90 teams from across Ohio entered the competition, with 12 finalists selected during preliminaries held at state university campuses in September and October. Team members are provided 20 minutes to present their problem-solving approach and the results of their activity. The presentations are evaluated by a panel of judges representing industry, labor and academia.
 Other finalists in the large plant division were KTH Parts Industries, St. Paris; Babcock & Wilcox, Barberton; Allied Signal, Inc., Filter & Sparkplug Group, Greenville; and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron.
 Finalists in the Small Plant Division were Bellemar Parts Industries, Inc., Russells Point Plant, The Timken Co., Gambrinus Bearing Plant, Canton; LTV Steel Warren Coke Plant, Warren; Honda of America Mfg., Inc., Marysville Motorcycle Plant; The Timken Co., Bucyrus Distribution Center; and Blanchester FCM, Inc., Blanchester.
 The 1992 Case Studies in Team Excellence(SM) competition was underwritten by General Electric, Honda of America Mfg., The Timken Co., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., and The Huffy Corporation. Sponsors included the Association for Quality and Participation, the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Department of Education.
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 ~CONTACT: Bill Burns, vice president of Ohio Manufacturers' Association, 614-224-5111, ext. 609~


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