Issue: Apr 2013


Grede Receives Honda Quality Award



by Alan Tran

Grede Holdings LLC, announced that its facility in Reedsburg, Wis., received the Honda Supplier Award for Excellence in Quality. The award was presented during the Honda Supplier Conference on April 11 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

"We are honored to receive this award and to be recognized by Honda for our performance,” said Doug Grimm, chairman, president and CEO, Grede Holdings LLC. “This recognition validates Grede’s hard work and commitment to provide our customers with the highest quality parts in the industry.”
“The employees at Reedsburg operate under the philosophy that safety is number 1 and quality is 1.1,” said Dan Antonetti, general manager at Grede Reedsburg. “It is a mind-set that is engrained in our culture and is the foundation that allowed us to receive such a prestigious award. We are grateful to all of our employees for their continued support that has proven to be essential to our business, especially since all of the products Reedsburg produces for Honda are safety critical automotive components.”
Grede supplies safety-critical suspension parts including lower control arms, front knuckles, and damper forks for the Honda Acura TL, Pilot, MDX, Odyssey, Ridgeline, and CRV.
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 exceeding $1 billion, the Grede legacy dates 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 5,000 employees and operates 16 foundries and four machining operations in North America serving the transportation and industrial markets globally.

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