CAW Auto Plants, Products Recognized in Auto Quality Study

June 26, 2013, 12:25 PM EST


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CAW members working in Canadian auto plants are turning out top quality products according to the renowned J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.

The 2013 quality study was released on June 20 and awarded the CAW-built Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Impala and Chrysler Town & Country as the top quality vehicles in their respective segment categories, with the Chrysler 300, Chevrolet Equinox and Buick Regal recognized in the top three for their segments. The General Motors Oshawa Consolidated Line also received the Silver Plant Assembly Line Quality Award for North and South America.

"We are proud of our members and the quality of manufacturing happening here in Canada," said CAW President Ken Lewenza. "The results of this study support what we know to be true - that our members make high quality cars. We will continue to work to ensure that our plants and the cars we build are industry leaders in quality and performance."

The J.D. Power study is used by manufacturers to improve quality and by consumers to help them make more informed purchasing decisions.

"Throughout the years, initial quality has been shown to be a leading indicator of long-term durability," the company stated in a media release.

Canadian-made vehicles produced by Toyota and Honda were also recognized in the awards.

"J.D. Power has confirmed that Canadian workers and Canadian plants enjoy a consistent advantage in the quality of our output," said Lewenza. "This is something that companies must remember when they complain about costs and the high Canadian dollar. Don't forget that quality is just as important."

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