DSSI, LLC and DURA Automotive Extend Procurement Contract

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, DSSI, LLC announced a three-year contract extension with DURA Automotive Systems. DSSI has provided source to pay procurement services to DURA since 2004.  Under this extension, DSSI will also launch and support several Global Automotive Systems (GAS) locations. Both GAS and DURA are under the ownership of Patriarch (the Lynn Tilton company). 

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DURA Automotive Systems and Global Automotive Systems' diversity supplier program is supported by working with DSSI, a Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) and Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council (TSMSDC) certified company.

"We are very pleased to continue to provide purchasing services to DURA," said Michael McFerrin, Director of Client Management for DSSI.  "We have a long history with DURA and look forward to expanding the program into new locations."

"We consider DSSI to be our strategic partner for indirect materials and services," stated Richard Hopkins, Vice President of Procurement and Logistics for DURA Automotive Systems.  "They are fully aligned to help us reach our long term objectives."   

About DSSI, LLC
DSSI, LLC is the leading provider of procurement services to progressive industrial companies.  DSSI provides procurement services including Strategic Sourcing, Source to Pay, Integrated Supply, Consulting and Procurement Staffing.  Based in Southfield, Michigan, DSSI also has offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Louisville, Kentucky. For more information about DSSI, visit www.directsourcing.com.

About DURA Automotive Systems:
DURA Automotive Systems, a Lynn Tilton company, is a leading independent designer and manufacturer of control systems, exterior systems and structural systems for the global automotive industry. DURA markets its automotive products to every North American, Asian and European Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and many leading Tier One automotive suppliers. DURA is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, with more than 11,000 employees in 35 manufacturing operations in 15 countries. Information about DURA and its products is available on the Internet at www.duraauto.com.

About Global Automotive Systems:
Global Automotive Systems (GAS), a Lynn Tilton company, is a leading independent supplier of lightweight structural systems to automakers and tier one suppliers. GAS fabricates products from high strength materials using specialized processes including rollforming, stamping, machining, robotic welding and assembly. GAS is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA. Information about GAS and its products is available on the internet at www.globalautosys.com.

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