2014 SAFETY Slogan Contest Results!
Detroit Chassis Associates participate in the 2014 SAFETY slogan contest. A total of 91 SAFETY slogans were submitted by 29 Associates: 79% came from Operations/production Associates: and 21% came from Associates that work in other areas. Way to go Ope
Kudos to George Potts
Detroit Chassis commends George Potts, Production Associate for acts of exemplary citizenship. Edwina Milligan, VP Human Capital first brought this to the attention of Detroit Chassis leaders the same morning she saw the story air on WDIV Channel 4 in De
Detroit Chassis owners Michael and Carlton Guthrie are excited about the 8 High School graduates from Detroit Chassis families that will walk across the stage this June. The owners will recognize them during this year’s summer celebration by awarding sch
Safety 2nd Quarterly Update
2014 has thus far been a year of adjustment. Detroit Chassis has been diligent in focusing on production uplifts for the past 180 days. Now we are settling into an operating plan of 82/JPD which is expected to stabilize production processes for most of
March 2014 ISO Audit Results!
Detroit Chassis has been assessed by NSF - ISR and found to be in conformance to ISO 9001:2000 standards and passed through the audit process with NO non-conformances!
Customer Satisfaction Survey Results - March 2014
F53 Motorhome and F59 Commercial Truck manufacturers recently participated in the Detroit Chassis Customer Satisfaction Survey. Manufacturers have been asked to participate in this semi-annual survey since 2005.
What to Do During an Emergency at Work!
Detroit Chassis Associates review current policies and procedures for responding to emergencies at work and develop continuous improvement opportunities and best practices
Preparing for Sucess in 2014!
Detroit Chassis Associates go the extra mile to prepare the plant for a successful capacity uplift and to ensure product quality.
It's Official: F53/59 Continuance
Detroit Chassis executives received notification from Ford that production of the F53 motor home and the F59 commercial truck chassis will continue at its present location!
2012 Christmas Celebration
Detroit Chassis Associates celebrate the holiday season in style with a dinner dance at the Charles H, Wright Museum of African American History.
The Customer Satisfaction Survey Results
Recent customer satisfaction survey results are impressive. F53/59 motor home and commercial step van manufacturers give Detroit Chassis a rating of 97%
Promotion at DC
Detroit Chassis announced the promotion of Edwina Milligan from Sr. Manager Human Capital to VP Human Capital effective March 1, 2012.
DCP Adds Talent to the Management Team
Detroit Chassis welcomes both Mark and Derrell to our leadership team. We expect their contributions to enhance our organization's growth and success.
More Talent Join DCP's Management Team
DCP Announces selection of Anderson L. Dobbins to the position of VP Operations and Lawrence A. Millben to the position of Manager Information Technology.
Talented Execs Join Detroit Chassis Team
Detroit Chassis Celebrates
DCP Company Leaders along with Associates and Stakeholders Commemorate the 10 Year Milestone for Detroit Chassis.
Another Outstanding VQR!
DCP's 1st VQR in 2008 delivered outstanding results in Safety, Quality and Productivity
Material Kaizen Event!
DCP's Materials Handlers partner with Purchasing, Engineering, Safety and Operations to conduct Kaizen Event.
UAW Contract Ratlification
DCP UAW Associates announced the ratification of a new 4-year collective bargaining agreement.
2008 Structured Training Module
In support of the 2007 corporate objectives, the Operations Team developed a comprehensive strategy that includes a lean mindset of continuous improvement in safety, quality, and productivity.
Detroit Chassis' Quality Initiatives and Objectives have been enhanced to assure quality levels establish WORLD CHAMPION benchmarks.
Internships at Detroit Chassis
Friday, August 17, 2007 Detroit Chassis celebrated the culmination of the summer session of the Business Applications in Manufacturing Management (BAMM!) Program.
The Report developed from the June visit by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has arrived.
Ford PAS Students Visit DCP
Friday, August 3, 2007, Detroit Chassis hosted students from Ford Motor Company Fund's Partnership for Advanced Studies (PAS) program in collaboration with the Children's Aid Society of Southeast Michigan, Ms. Cal Williams, Director.
The NABAS Scholar's Retreat
NABAS Scholarship Fund Board Hosts its 1st Scholar's Retreat at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
The Engineering and Quality Departments formed a cross-functional team to eliminate waste in station C1-160.
DCP Passes Another Successful Audit!
On May 14, 2007, Detroit Chassis proved once again that they are world champions by rising to the benchmark of the safety department, who recently celebrated 500+ days with ZERO recordables and passed the ISO9001: 2000 Surveillance Audit
DCP Welcomes Julie Mallory
Julie Mallory has been selected for the position of Materials Group Leader effective immediately.
DCP Bids Farewell to Charles Kier
Last Wednesday company leaders and DCP associates gathered at Andiamo’s Italian Restaurant in Dearborn, MI to say, job well done and farewell to Charles (Chuck) Kier, VP – Strategic Business Development for 12 years of service.
DCP Welcomes Vincent Lenoir
DCP announced the selection of Vincent T. Lenoir, to the position if Engineering & Safety Group Leader.
DCP Bids Farewell to Ms. Callie Kendrick
Thursday, May 03, 2007 Detroit Chassis associates celebrated the contributions of Ms. Callie Kendrick, Resource Coordinator, Children’s Aid Society (CAS).
F-53 MY2008 Measuring Session a "Hit"
Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 motorhome manufacturers from across the country converged on Detroit Chassis to get their first look at the upgrades coming for the Model Year (MY) 2008 F-53 Chassis.
DCP Launches Its 2007 BAMM Program
Detroit Chassis LLC, an automotive manufacturing company of niche vehicles and RV chassis recently launched its Business Applications in Manufacturing Management Program (BAMM).
DCP and UAW Local 155 Celebrate Safety Success
Detroit Chassis LLC, an automotive manufacturing company of niche vehicles and RV chassis announced that its associates have worked 412 days without incurring any recordable injuries.
DCP’s 2006 Christmas Celebration
Detroit Chassis LLC, an automotive manufacturing company of niche vehicles and RV chassis announced that its annual Family Christmas celebration would be conducted Saturday, December 9th at 12:00 noon at DCP.
ISO 9001:2000 Audit
Detroit Chassis LLC, an automotive manufacturing company of niche vehicles and RV chassis announced that the organization passed its third ISO 9001:2000 Surveillance Audit.
DCP Attends the National RVIA Show
Detroit Chassis LLC, an automotive manufacturing company of niche vehicles and RV chassis announced that associates participated in the national RVIA show in Louisville, Kentucky Monday, November 27th through Wednesday, November 29th.
Our production team is leading the way to world champion performance by raising the standards.
DCP Does It Again!
DCP achieves first place on Ford Motor Company’s (FMC’s) Inventory Rating list
A Successful 2006 Summer Celebration
The ‘06 Summer Celebration conducted last Friday, July 14, 2006 at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio was a roaring success!
Eco V – Electric Wins NextEnergy Innovation Award
EcoV Electric, a Southeast Michigan start-up, has been awarded the NextEnergy Innovation Award with a $12,500 investment and in-kind services to commercialize EcoV, it’s electrical vehicle prototype.
DCP successfully passed its most recent ISO9001 audit conducted Tuesday of this week.
DCP Shatters its Production Record
DCP announced today that they produced 58 units Monday, May 8th. “This is particularly note worthy because theoretically our line capacity will not exceed 57 units per day. Our associates went above and beyond to achieve this result.
Safety is a Must With Us!
DCP has passed another milestone by going the first four months of this year without a recordable injury.
Good Day DCP!
Donald J. Taylor, Jr. F-450 Program Manager has decided to accept the position of plant manager at a manufacturing company in South Carolina.
Unparalled Improvement at DCP
While 2005 was a year filled with significant improvement in Safety, Quality, and Productivity, we knew there was more to be had!
Translating IT Success to Life
BAMM! (Business Applications in Manufacturing Management) co-op students, Ashleye Moncrief and Timothy Pace from Davis Aerospace Technical High School learned the connection between the fundamental responsibilities of what makes information technology...
DCP is committed to safety. Thomas Leapheart, Production Associate won $95.00 at Safety Bingo Jan. 31, 2006. We had no winners since Nov. 8, 2005. The current jackpot is $155.00.
LEAN: A Paradigm Shift
DCP has successfully reached another milestone in its lean journey. The foundation of lean assessment, strategic business solutions and lean champion training is done.
Dramatic F-53 Warranty Improvement
DCP successfully gained access to Ford’s Analytical Warranty System (AWS) which has assisted DCP in better understanding warranty data.
The F-450 Low-Floor
DCP has played host to a number of customers interested in the Lo-Floor concept. A team from the Arizona Bus Company made a visit in mid January to examine our first vehicle and take a look at our plant.
DCP has experienced a significant improvement in its Safety record. According to Maceo Russell, Safety Coordinator, DCP experienced nearly 50% decrease in recordable injures from 2004 to 2005.
World Champion Fresh Eyes Review
Ford and DCP collaborated on another world championship effort. The Confirmation Prototype build for the 07 F-53 Program.
Another Successful Prototype Build at DCP
Days after an in depth MY 2006 JOB 2 Launch, the DCP team came together and made preparation for a successful Confirmation Prototype (C.P.) build for the 2007 Model Year.
Detroit Chassis & Data Driven Launches
DCP completed another successful launch event, the MY 2006 Job II. While this was originally predicted to be a routine event, the complexity rapidly escalated the activity level to near-full launch mode.
Detroit Chassis and Kettering University
Company Leaders entertained the recommendation of having an Intern from Kettering University work in its Engineering Department and this initiative produced success.
DCP Prepares to create a low-floor modified F-450
DCP's Vision Center more than doubles in size
Dealership Technicians Visit DCP
Technicians from Ford Dealerships were invited to visit its Detroit facility Wednesday, April 6th to increase continuous improvement efforts of quality and warranty reduction.
Detroit Chassis Selected by DEGC as Premier Company
The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation has selected DCP as a premier company within the city of Detroit. Detroit Chassis will be previewed in their new brochure along with a few other companies.
Safety & Lean
DCP announced that its Health & Safety division is in the process of performing deep dive investigations to ensure that DCP associates are safe.
DCP announced that its Lean journey is moving forward.
Our EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
The Reliable Resource/EAP Program has made significant strides in assisting DCP associates with available resources during times of personal crisis.
Perspectives of the 06 MY Launch
the F-53 2006 MY build event was one of the most successful builds DCP has had. Ford Motor Company provided Product Engineers that covered Chassis, Electrical and Powertrain issues.
Ok to Ship!
DCP received approval from Ford Motor Company to begin shipping F-53 06 MY units Thursday, January 20, 2005. Congratulations team!
F53 – 06 MY Preparation
DCP prepares for the 06 MY Launch of the F-53. Independent departments within Ford conducted inspections to ensure that all criteria were met before approving the shipment of 06 MY units.
Detroit Chassis Selects A Lean Champion Function Leader
DCP announced selection of William Kirchmeier to the position of Director of Engineering and Lean Champion, effective January 3, 2005. Kirchmeier will be responsible for managing the company’s product and process engineering staff and activities.
Body Builders Round II
DCP hosted an open house for customers Thursday, October 28th. Customers came to review the new 2006 Motor Home Chassis, see our beautiful facilities and meet the many fine people who build the best chassis in the world.
DCP celebrated the success of its second annual United Way (UW) Campaign Thursday, October 28th.
Preparing for MY 06
DCP hosted a F-53 MY Deep Dive Supplier Reviews Monday, October 18th, along with Ford Engineering.
What Does It Mean To Be Lean?
DCP associates are becoming familiar with working more efficiently as a result of submitting proposals, however, Lean is more than just improved efficiency.
F53 – 06 MY Changes
DCP will host 20 Engineers from body builders who use our chassis as the foundation for their Motor Homes.