GM Awards Metro Detroit Businesses Overdrive Award

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DETROIT — General Motors Co. recognized 83 of its best global automotive suppliers including two from Metro Detroit during its 21st annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony. The Supplier of the Year Award is given to less than 1 percent of GM’s approximately 18,500 suppliers around the world. The winners, announced Wednesday night at the General Motor’s annual awards ceremony,  are recognized for delivering innovative technology, superior quality, timely crisis management and competitive, total-enterprise cost solutions.

“Suppliers play a critical role in our business and we’re thrilled to recognize those we consider to be world-class,” said Grace Lieblein, General Motors vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Each winning company consistently exceeded our expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value.”

Ideal Contracting of Detroit and Automotive Component Group of Southfield were awarded a new honor, the Overdrive Award. The award recognizes suppliers who have undertaken extraordinary initiatives that drove exceptional resuts for General Motors’ business. Ideal Contracting, one of Michigan’s largest general contractors, and Internation Automotive Component Group, a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems, were honored alongside Franklin, MASS. based Clark Cutler McDermott and SL Corp. of South Korea.

“The Overdrive Award recognizes those world-class companies that have truly gone above and beyond,” Lieblein said. “They have not only met the demands of our business, they have also demonstrated through their actions a great commitment to their communities.”

The Supplier of the Year and Overdrive Award winners are chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives.

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