Issue: Jul 2011


Grede Receives Quality Award from Chrysler



by Steve Barclay

The St. Cloud, Minn., facility of Grede Holdings LLC has been recognized with a certificate of achievement for perfect quality in 2010 and 2011 from Chrysler Group LLC. The award is given in recognition of excellence in product quality performance over the past two years. Grede, a leading supplier of ductile and gray iron castings, provides transmission carriers to Chrysler for the Jeep Liberty and the Dakota 2x4 pickup truck from its St Cloud foundry. The company was recognized at the Chrysler Group’s recent 2011 Annual Supplier Meeting and Awards Ceremony in Detroit.

In accepting the award, John Haas, general manager, Grede – St. Cloud, said: “We are honored to have been recognized by the Chrysler Group. This award validates the commitment our employees have to providing our customers with the highest quality products in the industry.”
About Grede Holdings LLC

Grede Holdings LLC was formed in 2010 through the combination of assets of the former Grede Foundries, Inc., Blackhawk Foundry (USA), and Citation Corporation. With estimated annual revenues approaching $1 billion, the Grede Holdings LLC legacy dates back to 1920 when William J. Grede founded Grede Foundries, Inc. with an iron foundry in Wauwatosa, Wis. Privately-held with headquarters in Southfield, Mich., the company specializes in high quality ductile, gray and specialty iron castings, including lost foam and high silicon molybdenum applications. Grede Holdings LLC has 4,900 employees and operates 15 foundries and three machining operations in North America serving the transportation and industrial markets globally.

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