Commercial Vehicle Group Earns 2010 John Deere Construction & Forestry Supplier of the Year Award

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVGI), a leading supplier of fully integrated system solutions for the global commercial vehicle market, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a Partner-level supplier for 2010 and also named Construction & Forestry Division Supplier of the Year in John Deere's Achieving Excellence program.  The Partner-level status is Deere & Company's highest supplier rating.

CVG was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Company employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on March 1 in Davenport, Iowa.

CVG supplies John Deere's construction and forestry operations in Dubuque and Davenport, Iowa; Thibodeaux, Louisiana; and Kernersville, North Carolina.

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness.

Kevin Frailey, President and General Manager of CVG's Electrical Systems unit said, "After being awarded Partner-level status for 2009, our teams in Agua Prieta, Sonora Mexico and Monona, Iowa set out to improve upon their performance.  This award recognizes their success in achieving that goal.  We are also pleased that our relationship with John Deere is continuing to move forward, and that we have been able to utilize our Research and Development capabilities to improve our service and products for John Deere."  

Mervin Dunn, President and Chief Executive Office of Commercial Vehicle Group stated, "We are very pleased to receive this continuing recognition from John Deere.  CVG and John Deere have had a long and rewarding relationship.  This award speaks to the dedication and care CVG employees bring to our products and to our customers.  Our thanks and appreciation goes to them for an excellent job with a great customer."

About Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.

Commercial Vehicle Group is a leading supplier of fully integrated system solutions for the global commercial vehicle market, including the heavy-duty truck market, the construction and agriculture markets and the specialty and military transportation markets. The Company's products include static and suspension seat systems, electronic wire harness assemblies, controls and switches, structures and components, interior trim systems (including instrument panels, door panels, headliners, cabinetry and floor systems), mirrors and wiper systems specifically designed for applications in commercial vehicles. The Company is headquartered in New Albany, OH with operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Information about the Company and its products is available on the internet at www.cvgrp.com.

SOURCE Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.



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