17 Manufacturing Plants Win Shingo Prizes

A record number of manufacturing plants won Shingo Prizes for Excellence in Manufacturing in 2002. The winners of the 14th annual business award included three in the small business category and 14 in the large business category. This year's recipients are Bridgewater Interiors LLC, Detroit; Vibration Control Technologies LLC, Ligonier, Ind., a joint venture of Freudenberg-NOK and TAG Holdings LLC; Woodland Furniture LLC, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Bridgestone/Firestone, Aiken County, S.C.; Delphi Automotive Systems, Adrian (Mich.) Operations; Delphi Automotive Systems, Cortland Molding Operation, Warren, Ohio; Delphi Alambrados y Circuitos Electricos VII, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico; Delphi Delco Electronics de México, Deltrónicos Operations, Matamoros, Mexico; Delphi Automotive Systems, Harrison Thermal Systems, Rio Bravo XX, Juarez, Mexico; Ford Motor Co. assembly plant, Chicago; Ford Motor Co. engine plant, Romeo, Mich; Ford Motor Co. Chihuahua engine plant, Chihuahua, Mexico; Freudenberg-NOK, Shelbyville, Ind.; Grupo CYDSA, Industria Quimica del Istmo, S.A. de C.V., Monterrey and Tlaxcala, Mexico; Lockheed Martin Pike County Operations, Troy, Ala.; Tyco Fire and Security Service, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; and The Ensign-Bickford Co. (EBCo), Graham, Ky., Simsbury, Conn., and Spanish Fork, Utah. The Shingo Prize is administered by the College of Business, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

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