Dana Corp's Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake facility in Morganton, NC, has received the 1999 North Carolina Quality Leadership Award. Only six other organizations in the state have received the award since 1991.

The award, based on the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award criteria, focuses on achievements in seven areas: leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, information and analysis, human resource development and management, process management, and performance results.