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Toledo, Mack bronzed

by David Zatz on

The Mack Avenue Engine and Toledo Machining Plants have gained bronze status in World Class Manufacturing (WCM), bringing the North American bronze total to 19.

Mack Avenue, which makes the Pentastar V6, had been slated for closure when its original engine reached the end of its life. Under Fiat, it was pressed back into active duty.

Brian Harlow, head of North American manufacturing, said that under WCM, and with help from the UAW, “our employees are suggesting process improvements to help eliminate waste, increase productivity and improve quality and safety, which are ultimately making our facilities more efficient.”

Similar programs were launched by Chrysler Corporation in the 1990s, with great success including billions of dollars in savings. WCM was first used by Fiat in 2006 and was brought to Chrysler in 2009. Windsor Assembly, Dundee Engine, and Toledo Assembly have all gone on to reach the silver level.

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