Global Automotive Systems Facility Receives General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award

 Global Automotive Systems Facility Receives General Motors Supplier Quality
                               Excellence Award

Metal Systems of Canada Operations Delivers Exceptional Quality Performance to
Achieve Prestigious Customer Recognition

PR Newswire

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 11, 2012

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Global Automotive Systems
(GAS) has announced that its Metal Systems of Canada operations, located in
Dundalk, Ontario, has been recognized by General Motors (GM) for exceptional
quality performance. During a ceremony at the facility, GM presented the
esteemed Supplier Quality Excellence Award to employees.

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The GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award is presented to supplier facilities
that demonstrate top performance in several areas including product quality,
on-time delivery and cross-functional support. Suppliers are evaluated across
a set of 13 metrics which reflect the supplier's entire quality performance.
The Metal Systems of Canada facility is one of a select group of global
supplier sites that has received this honor. In 2012, GM will recognize
approximately 7% of product suppliers – those who have demonstrated the
highest levels of quality achievement over the previous 12 month period.

"On behalf of our Metal Systems of Canada and Global Automotive Systems team,
we are honored to be recognized with this prestigious award," said Henry
Whiting, President of the Structural Systems Division. "Our focus on
providing exceptional product quality and innovative solutions is part of our
overall customer value proposition. We look forward to growing our
relationship with General Motors."

Global Automotive Systems and the Metal Systems of Canada facility operate as
part of the Structural Systems Division with affiliate DURA Automotive
Systems. Together the Structural Systems Division offers automakers a
worldwide portfolio of advanced lightweight structures that contribute to
safety and fuel economy objectives. The Metal Systems of Canada site supplies
original equipment products to GM, including rocker panels for popular
crossover and sport utility vehicles. The facility is TS16949 certified and
utilizes a precision rollforming process to fabricate the rocker panels and
other structural supports from high strength steel.

About Global Automotive Systems:

Global Automotive Systems (GAS), a Lynn Tilton company, is a leading
independent supplier of lightweight structural systems to automakers and tier
one suppliers. GAS fabricates products from high strength materials using
specialized processes including rollforming, stamping, machining, robotic
welding and assembly. GAS is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
Information about GAS and its products is available on the internet at

About DURA Automotive Systems:

DURA Automotive Systems, a Lynn Tilton company, is a leading independent
designer and manufacturer of control systems, exterior systems and structural
systems for the global automotive industry. DURA markets its automotive
products to every North American, Asian and European Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) and many leading Tier One automotive suppliers. DURA is
headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, with more than 11,000 employees
in 35 manufacturing operations in 15 countries. Information about DURA and its
products is available on the Internet at

About Patriarch Partners:

Patriarch Partners, LLC, is an investment firm and holding company managing 75
companies with annual revenues in excess of $8 billion. Founded by Wall Street
veteran Lynn Tilton in 2000, Patriarch is dedicated to saving American
manufacturing jobs by saving American companies that have fallen from economic
favor. Since inception, the Patriarch family of funds has bought more than 150
companies, and in so doing has saved over 250,000 jobs. Patriarch's platform
includes a broad range of industrial concerns including Dura Automotive,
Global Automotive Systems, Rand McNally, MD Helicopters and Spiegel Catalogs.
Under Ms. Tilton's leadership, Patriarch has become the largest woman-owned
business in America with companies in its platform providing employment to
more than 120,000 persons. For more information, please visit:

SOURCE DURA Automotive Systems

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