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Toyota Honors Spartan Light Metal Products for Excellent Quality Spartan Light Metal Products, a St.


Louis-based supplier of aluminum and magnesium custom die castings, was recognized with an Excellent Qual- ity Performance Award from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA). T e automaker’s Annual Supplier Business Meeting (ABM), held in March at the


Northern Kentucky Convention Cen- ter in Covington, Ky., brought together approximately 1,000 supplier represen- tatives from across North America. Spartan Light Metal Products


was among 16 Toyota suppliers to receive this quality award. Spartan’s Hannibal, Mo., plant has been rec- ognized for quality by Toyota for fi ve


Waupaca Wins National and Local Engineering Awards Waupaca Foundry Inc., Waupaca,


The casting facility also earned


Wis., has been admitted to Wisconsin’s prestigious Green Tier program, which recognizes businesses that voluntarily meet environmental regulatory stan- dards and proven environmental sustain- ability. Administered by the Department of Natural Resources, Green Tier cites more than 80 Wisconsin companies as environmental leaders in the state.


the American Council of Engineer- ing Companies (ACEC) Engineer- ing Excellence Award in the State of Wisconsin as well as a National ACEC Engineering Excellence Rec- ognition Award. “Being environmentally responsible


is not only the right thing to do, it’s the best thing to do for our employees


consecutive years. In the U.S., about 60,000 supplier jobs are dedicated to Toyota across more than 30 states. T e company collectively spent over $32 billion on parts, goods and services last year in North America. Spartan has manufacturing facilities


and offi ces in St. Louis, Detroit, Tokyo and Landstuhl, Germany. ■


and our customers,” said Gary Gigante, president and CEO, Waupaca Foundry. In order to earn a Green Tier desig-


nation, companies must be ISO 14001 certifi ed, pro-actively maintain envi- ronmental standards, agree to submit an annual environmental report, and be audited by the DNR. Waupaca Foundry offi cially received the designation on March 2, 2015. ■


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