GM Celebrates J.D. Power Recognition at Saturn Aura, Chevy Malibu Fairfax Assembly Plant


Last week the General Motors Fairfax Assembly team celebrated their successful performance in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Initial Quality Study (IQS). The facility manufactures the Saturn Aura and the Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedans. The Fairfax Assembly facility was awarded the Bronze Plant Quality Award, for the least manufacturing defects and malfunctions, ranking the facility third out of 67 assembly facilities located in North and South America. GM senior leadership were on-hand for the celebration and presented J.D. Power initial quality awards to Plant Manager Michael Dulaney and UAW Local 31 Shop Chairman John Melton.

"Our research shows that midsize car shoppers want a number of things - fuel economy, value and, yes, top-notch quality. That is what the Fairfax team continues to deliver," said Troy Clarke, GM North America president. "The great products built at Fairfax are really making a difference as we transition GM to not only being known as a great truck company but also being recognized for our great cars as well."

"The Fairfax Plant & UAW Local 31 members have consistently produced high quality products. They are a fine example of how UAW employees have answered the challenge and build award winning vehicles for the global market place," said Cal Rapson, UAW vice president.

"These awards are a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication by the members of UAW Local 31 and the entire Fairfax Team. The result is great vehicles built by great people," said John Melton, UAW Local 31 shop chairman.

The GM Fairfax Assembly facility is located in Kansas City, Kansas. The 3.2-million square foot plant employs 2,700 hourly and salaried employees.

Source: General Motors

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