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General Motors Recognizes MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions as a 2015 Supplier of the Year Winner

MUNDELEIN, Ill., March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Thursday, March 10 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.  General Motors recognized 110 of its best suppliers from 17 countries that have consistently exceeded GM's expectations, created outstanding value, or brought new innovations to the company.  The announcement represented the most suppliers General Motors has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992.  This is the first time in MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions' history we have received this award.

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions supplies Fastener Components, Engineered Components and Linkage and Suspension Components to a wide range of industries including automotive, heavy truck, aerospace, appliance, wind, and mining. Fastener Components products include Securex and Decorex brand wheel fasteners, high temperature Lockthread bolts, ESNA locknuts and a wide variety of internally threaded fasteners such as Whiz-Lock, Clinch-lok and Steplok nuts. Engineered Components products include cold formed and machined components, horizontal hot-formed components and engineered functional plastics. Linkage and Suspension Components products include aluminum control arms, ball studs, housings, plastics and Pogostik linkages. View a product portfolio at

"We are focused on building positive supplier relationships, bringing new, customer-centric innovations to GM, and being the OEM of choice among suppliers," said Steve Kiefer, GM Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.  "The companies we recognize not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve."

GM's 2015 supplier recognition represents a nearly 40 percent increase in the number of suppliers honored compared to 79 recipients in 2014.  More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2014.  Winning suppliers were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing, and logistics executives and selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Indirect Purchasing, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.

Duncan MacLean, President of MacLean-Fogg, stated, "We are honored to receive this recognition from such a strong company as General Motors.  It is a testament to the hard work of many MacLean-Fogg employees working with their counterparts at General Motors that have enabled MacLean-Fogg to earn this recognition.  Receiving this award is confirmation that our focus on LEAN manufacturing, quality and innovation is being valued by General Motors. We look forward to continuing our relationship with General Motors as they continue to value their supplier partnerships."

About MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions
MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions, a MacLean-Fogg Company division, is a leading supplier of innovative fasteners, engineered components, engineered plastics and linkage and suspension products serving many diverse industries.  Visit http://macleanfoggcs.comMacLean-Fogg Company is a worldwide enterprise currently operating 40 global manufacturing facilities across 6 continents with annual sales in excess of one billion (USD) and a workforce of over 4,000 providing engineered metal and plastic components to diverse markets including automotive, heavy duty truck and electrical power transmission and distribution.  Visit

About General Motors
General Motors Co. and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets.  GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands.  More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at

MacLean-Fogg company operates 35 global manufacturing facilities with annual sales in excess of one billion dollars and a workforce of over 3,500. The company manufactures engineered metal and plastic components for the industrial, automotive, truck and military markets, through MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions; and hardware and devices for use in the transmission and distribution of energy, as well as telephone and cable infrastructures, through MacLean Power Systems. For more information, visit or

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