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Leading Auto Suppliers Awarded for Outstanding Performance in 2013


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HOLLAND, MI--Sept. 27, 2013: Sixteen automotive suppliers were honored by Johnson Controls, a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries, for their leadership and commitment to Johnson Controls' Automotive Experience at the company's North American Interiors Expectations and Awards ceremony. The event was held yesterday at the company's Edgar D. Prince Technical Center in Holland, Mich.

"Recognizing our suppliers for their commitment to quality and outstanding performance is important to Johnson Controls," said James Bos, vice president, Purchasing, Automotive Interiors. "Our success as a global automotive leader would not be possible without their continued support."

Johnson Controls' North American Interiors Awards are presented for top performance in the following key business areas: quality; cost; logistics; development; technology; and service. This year, a commitment to excellence by the company's supply base was recognized on four levels – platinum, gold, silver and bronze.

Recipients of the Platinum 2013 Interiors Awards were:

Termax Corp.

Lake Zurich, Ill.

Automatic Spring Products Corp.

Grand Haven, Mich.

E & E Manufacturing

Plymouth, Mich.

The Gold 2013 Interiors Awards recipients were:

Unique Fabricating

Auburn Hills, Mich.

Everwill Industries Ltd.

Toronto, Canada

Silver 2013 Interiors Awards recipients were:

Burnex Corp.

Ringwood, Ill.

EDS Manufacturing Inc.

Nogales, Ariz.

Supplier companies recognized with Bronze 2013 Interiors Awards were:

Oji Intertech

Auburn Hills, Mich.

HR Technologies

Madison Heights, Mich.

Acoustek Nonwovens

Statesville, N.C.

AKKO Fasteners Inc.

Blue Ash, Ohio

The Oakwood Group

Dearborn, Mich.

Keen Point International Inc.

Auburn Hills, Mich.

Lakeland Finishing

Grand Rapids, Mich.

In addition, Johnson Controls officials presented four leadership awards in the following areas:

Continuous Improvement – Everwill Industries Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Global Growth – Styron LLC, Gales Ferry, Conn.

Customer Satisfaction – Sage Automotive Interiors, Greenville, S.C.

Quality Leadership – Termax Corp., Lake Zurich, Ill.