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ConMet Facility Becomes First to Receive DTNA Supplier Award for 30 Consecutive Years

ConMet Facility Becomes First to Receive DTNA Supplier Award for 30 Consecutive Years

December 16, 2020 | ConMet

VANCOUVER, WA | December 16, 2020 – Once again, ConMet’s dedication to quality has earned its Monroe, NC facility the prestigious Masters of Quality Supplier award from Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA).

The Masters of Quality Supplier award is given to component and service vendors of Freightliner Trucks and Western Star brand trucks. ConMet has received the award year over year by continuously developing more efficient products and processes, and implementing innovative manufacturing technologies.

Toby Faulkner, Director of Supplier Management at DTNA said, “we’re pleased to recognize ConMet with the Masters of Quality Supplier award. Its Monroe facility has shown an unwavering commitment to excellence that has made ConMet the first DTNA supplier to earn the award for 30 consecutive years.”

To commemorate the event, DTNA acknowledged several long-time ConMet employees. On December 10, 2020, DTNA representatives Donald Tautfest, Graham Young, and Brett Zelinko visited the Monroe facility to present awards to ConMet team members who have been instrumental in the facility’s ongoing success, including:

  • Darnell Clifton – Production Supervisor
  • Richard Brandon Price – Quality Technician
  • Bobby Outen – Assembly Operator
  • Eric Caldwell – Scheduling Supervisor
  • Damien Griffin – Quality Supervisor
  • Tracy Melton – Quality Technician
  • Deandre Chambers – Line Set Area Lead
  • Angela Mosley – Shipping/Receiving Technician
  • Roger Maye – National Service Manager

Earning Awards Across Countries
ConMet’s Mexico facility also earned the Masters of Quality Supplier award for the 16th consecutive year. When asked about the recent recognition, ConMet’s chief operating officer (COO), Ramesh Ramanathan, said, “to earn this award for so many years in a row, at multiple locations, is a great achievement. We’re honored that DTNA has consistently recognized our facilities.  We’re looking forward to supplying Daimler with the highest quality products and services for many more years to come.”

About ConMet:
ConMet, a division of Amsted Industries, is a leading global supplier of wheel hubs, aluminum castings, and structural plastics, to original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket channels in the commercial vehicle industry. Founded in 1964, ConMet has innovated for more than 50 years by designing, engineering, and manufacturing revolutionary technologies for trucks and trailers. Growing in popularity worldwide, ConMet products are standard equipment on most heavy-duty vehicles in North America.

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