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Detroit Chassis follows the guidelines and protocols set forth by the (CDC) Center of Disease Control and Prevention. Workstations in the office are equipped with Plexiglas extensions to separate stations and protect workers.

Since May of 2020:

5 Associates tested positive for COVID-19
3 Associates elected to self-quarantine
16 Associates were quarantined as symptomatic
41 Associates were quarantined under Contact Tracing


Tuesday, August 11, 2020, Ron Higgs joined the DCP Team as Operations Manager. Ron will report to Phil White, Plant Manager. Expect the formal press release soon.


Amid the challenges of facing the COVID-19 Corona Virus Pandemic head-on with all of its complex uncertainties, Detroit Chassis continues to push forward in the face of adversity and shine the spotlight on high performing Associates during high-level meetings including the Balanced Score Card BSC and Vehicle Quality Review meetings.

Highlighting excellence is important to leaders. It also assures Associates that the ongoing effort they exert in support of the Company’s vision daily does not go unnoticed.

Associates listed in this publication received recognition during last week’s Balanced Score Card (BSC) meeting.

Donnell Baldwin, Repair Technician, works as a liaison and provides on-site customer support at National Fleet Services (NFS) to address DCP, Ford, and NFS issues. He works closely with the Customer and Quality Teams to identify root-causes of field concerns and informs DCP of the best possible solution to resolve issues. Great job, Donnell!

Victor Johnson, Mechanic, and Will Bass, Quality Supervisor, (not pictured) worked together and developed a fix that the customer sanctioned to eliminate a touch condition of the lower radiator hose to the brake lines. They noticed the same bracket used on the opposite side of the vehicle, and they continued to work on solutions to eliminate touch conditions. Their idea was approved by the customer and incorporated into the official repair process. Great job, Vic and Will!

Juliette Tyus-Griffin, Quality Technician, developed a process to fix and significantly improve the Driveshaft Guard’s repair. She noted that the team could meet the design requirement of attaching the driveshaft plate, driveshaft guard, and wire harness by installing a longer bolt. This fix got implemented and changed the repair from removing all components to a bolt change with an added tie strap. Great job, Juliette!

Winston Dennis, Material Handler, and his team, resolved issues that improved the overall flow of materials to the assembly area, and reduced downtime associated with delays. Great job, Winston and Team!

Congratulations ALL and THANK YOU for exhibiting excellence!

The pandemic changed the way businesses operate. Some have elected to forego specific menial tasks like landscaping, but not Detroit Chassis.

Associates are grateful that leaders understand the necessity of feeling good about your place of employment. Leaders are aware that while cleaning protocols require a lot of necessary diligence, the exterior gardens surrounding the building should receive care, and the landscaping gets neatly manicured.

Edwina Milligan, VP of Human Capital called it Making Sound Decisions in a communication to leaders.

“The grounds’ photos indeed demonstrate an example of money well spent and making a “sound decision.”

“Walking into Detroit Chassis now gives me a sense of pride and achievement.”

“Additionally, I hope that our customers will respect that we are not just another typical plant in the inner city. Furthermore, when candidates arrive at Detroit Chassis for interviews, they will see that our exterior surroundings mirror our established mission, vision, and values.”

“I believe that Associates will reflect pride through their housekeeping efforts due to the landscaping beautification project…morale increases…and Associates appreciate being a part of the Detroit Chassis Team.”

“This expenditure reflects a beneficial ROI.” Edwina Milligan, VP Human Capital


Results from the last UAW Local 155 election selects Nayeesha (Nee-Nee) Conway, Materials,for the Position of UAW Chief Stewart at Detroit Chassis.

Thank you, Robert (Big Rob) Colvard, long-time Production Associate for your many years of service to the UAW. Detroit  Chassis Associates appreciate you, and we all look forward to your continued contributions to the team.

The UAW Local 155 lineup at DCP:

Nayeesha Conway, Chief Stewart
Materials Associate

Jimmy Perryman, Stewart

Kenyata Boudreaux, Alternate
Quality Associate

UAW Local 155
Duana King, President
William Verdier, Financial Secretary
Christopher Robson, Vice President
Kathleen Briggs, Bookkeeper


Monday, August 24, 2020, DCA welcomed William “Bill” Glover to the team as Plant Manager. Bill will report to Dennis Edwards, President. Expect the formal press release soon.

DCA received a Q1 score of 95! Ford Motor Company’s Supplier Improvement Metrics (SIM) system evaluates a supplier’s ability to perform. The team celebrates the fact that Q1 requirements were waived as of August 18, 2020 and the new status took effect August, 24, 2020. CONGRATULATIONS to the team and to Christina Jackson, Quality Manager, for solid leadership throughout this process.

David Forney, the One DC Team would like to thank you for your leadership during your tenure as Interim Plant Manager, DCA. “We will sincerely miss your leadership, said Tammy Mills, Office Administrator. One Associate commented, “One Detroit Chassis” that is what David Forney did for DCA. He brought the DCP mindset to DCA.” Another Associate said, “David is down to earth and relatable.”

David Forney will resume responsibilities at DCP.

DCA has a New Vending Company. Lorain Music and Vending supplied machines with debit card readers and contain sandwiches, snacks and beverages.

Pure Water Technology installed a water dispenser with foot pedals for a touchless experience. Fresh water is good for our Health and Wellness. So far, the system at DCA prevented the use of 188 plastic bottles!


David Forney, Interim Plant Manager, reported that there are no cases of COVID-19 identified at DCA since the return to production.


Maurice Carroll, H567 TWA ILVS Rack Out Position – First Shift, became a member of the DCA team in November of 2018.

Maurice Carroll went above and beyond his duties when he identified a rack of tires from second shift that sat for a long time with one missing tire. Maurice elevated the issue to his supervisor and it was immediately resolved.

Great Job Maurice!

DCA Associates enjoyed FREE lunch during the Voter’s Registration Drive at the Plant last week.

• Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
• The deadline to register online to vote is Monday, October 5, 2020.
• The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Monday, October 5, 2020.
• The deadline to register in person to vote is Monday, October 5, 2020.
• The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Saturday, October 31, 2020.
• The early voting period runs from Tuesday, October 6, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

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