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Janesville Acoustics Earns General Motors Supplier Excellence Award

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Dec. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Janesville Acoustics, a Jason company (Nasdaq:JASN) (Nasdaq:JASNW) and a leading global producer of acoustical fiber insulation and molded fiber and die-cut products, announces that its Old Fort, North Carolina facility has earned a prestigious 2014 General Motors (GM) Supplier Quality Excellence Award. The honor recognizes the Old Fort plant for near-perfect quality during the one-year period from March 2013 through March 2014.

Janesville Acoustics is presented with a 2014 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award. From L to R: Thomas A. McMillen, executive director, General Motors; Jane Heffner, vice president of commercial operations, Janesville Acoustics; Nelson Yanick, General Motors account manager, Janesville Acoustics; Chris Mailloux, director of quality, General Motors.


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To be eligible for the GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award, suppliers must demonstrate outstanding performance on 13 stringent quality performance criteria, including customer satisfaction, on-time delivery and zero quality issues. In addition, they must have achieved the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization. Just 17% of GM's global supply base is granted such an award.

"This award demonstrates Janesville Acoustics' commitment to operational excellence everyday, throughout each of our facilities," said David Cataldi, president of Janesville Acoustics. "We are proud of our work with General Motors and greatly appreciate their acknowledgement of our efforts."

The award was presented to Janesville Acoustics and other suppliers at a ceremony on September 24 in Detroit. Jane Heffner, vice president of commercial operations, and Nelson Yanick, General Motors account manager, both of Janesville Acoustics, accepted the award on behalf of the associates at the Old Fort plant.

About Janesville Acoustics

Janesville Acoustics is a leading global producer of acoustical fiber insulation and molded fiber and die-cut products. A Tier I and Tier II supplier to the automotive and transportation industry worldwide, the company is the recipient of numerous "outstanding supplier" awards from the automotive manufacturers with which the company does business and the industry at-large.

Founded in 1875, Janesville Acoustics is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, with manufacturing plants and satellite offices in Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Germany and Mexico. For more information about Janesville Acoustics, visit www.janesvilleacoustics.com.

Jason Industries, Inc.

Jason Industries, Inc. is parent company to a global family of manufacturing leaders within the seating, finishing, components and automotive acoustics markets, including Assembled Products (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Janesville Acoustics (Southfield, Mich.), Metalex (Libertyville, Ill.), Milsco (Milwaukee, Wisc.), Osborn (Cleveland, Ohio and Burgwald, Germany) and Sealeze (Richmond, Va.). All Jason companies utilize the Jason Business System, a collaborative manufacturing strategy applicable to a diverse group of companies that includes business principles and processes to ensure best-in-class returns and collective strength.

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Jason employs more than 4,000 individuals in 15 countries. Shares in the company's stock are traded on NASDAQ, ticker symbols: JASN and JASNW. To learn more, visit www.jasoninc.com.

CONTACT: Stacey Stark 414.248.3626 sstark@jasoninc.com

Source:Jason Industries Inc.