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ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Earns Supplier Quality Award

ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Inc. (TKW), Waupaca, Wis., has been awarded Bronze Level Supplier Quality Excellence Process certification from Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill.

According to a company press release, TKW received the award in recognition of its commitment to providing the highest levels of products, quality and service to Caterpillar. Under the Supplier Quality Excellence Process established by Caterpillar in March 2007, nominees for the award undergo a review of process management requirements and must exceed expected capability and performance. Award recipients are chosen by experts in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, logistics and purchasing.

“[TKW] is honored that Caterpillar has demonstrated its confidence in our company by presenting us with the…award,” said Gary Gigante, TKW president and chief executive officer.

TKW produces gray and ductile iron castings for the automotive, truck, agriculture, construction and hydraulics markets, among others. With three plants in Waupaca and one in Marinette, Wis., as well as plants in Tell City, Ind., and Etowah, Tenn., the metalcaster has approximately 2,780 employees.

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