FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INMAN, S.C. (September 2, 2008) – Daimler Trucks North America LLC has named Mack Molding’s Inman, S.C., plant a recipient of its prized Masters of Quality award, the highest recognition the company gives to its suppliers. Presented annually, the 2007 Masters of Quality award was given to 43 manufacturing locations out of more than 1,000 suppliers who provide components for Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star truck brands.
The 21-year-old Masters of Quality program recognizes an elite group of suppliers who meet or exceed Daimler Trucks North America’s stringent quality standards and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to improving the quality of their products. “In light of the many challenges we face in our industry today, this is no easy accomplishment,” says Daimler Chief Operating Officer Roger Nielsen. “The Masters of Quality winners are the role models for our entire supplier base.”
Mack Molding supplies Freightliner with over 80 components for fender, bumper and other related heavy truck assemblies. “As a first-time recipient of this award, we are especially proud,” says Ray Burns, president of Mack’s southern division, “and look forward to continuing and growing our relationship with Freightliner. I congratulate all who work at the Inman facility for this team effort, and challenge them to a repeat performance in the year ahead.”
Freightliner management officials will present the Masters of Quality Award to Mack Molding employees located at the Inman, S.C., manufacturing facility next month.
About Daimler Trucks North America
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading heavy duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 3-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.
About Mack Molding
Mack Molding is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, and medical device manufacturing. The company operates 10 facilities throughout the United States and Mexico. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business with over 1800 employees in North America.
For more about Mack Molding Co., go to www.mack.com.