LAKE ZURICH, Ill.—Smalley, a manufacturer of retaining rings and springs, received the 2020 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the 9th consecutive year, the company announced recently.

The Supplier Quality Excellence Award is presented to suppliers who have met or exceeded a stringent set of criteria, ranging from production to delivery. Only a small percentage of GM’s thousands of suppliers receive the prestigious honor.

“Despite the challenges of getting through unprecedented times in 2020, we are both honored and proud to receive the GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award,” said Smalley Customer Quality Manager Daniel Greenhill, in the release. “We will continue to strive for excellence and earn the trust of our partners, suppliers, and global customers each day.”

Smalley’s parts have been used in the automotive industry for more than 100 years, in everything from steering systems to transmissions. The company’s latest automotive innovation, the Revolox™ Self-Locking Ring, enables engineers to design for high RPM requirements cost-effectively, and with ease of assembly for high-volume applications, according to the release.

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