TROY, Mich., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM)
announced today that it received the 2008 Corporate 'Closing the Gap' Award
from New Detroit, a coalition of local community, business and labor leaders.
ArvinMeritor was honored for its economic and philanthropic support of the
Southwestern/Fort Street community; specifically, Detroit's Southwestern High
School. The company has contributed to the construction of new facilities at
the high school such as a new football field and all-weather track, as well as
a renovation of the performing arts theater; created cooperative education
programs; and funded scholarship and internship programs with Kettering
University for Southwestern High School students.
ArvinMeritor was also recognized for its efforts to help rebuild the City
of Detroit through restoration projects. In addition, employees have donated
time and resources to numerous community programs, including Core City
Neighborhoods and the Motor City Makeover. ArvinMeritor was nominated for
this award by Latino Family Services of Detroit.
"On behalf of our employees worldwide and the 400 employees at our Detroit
campus, it is an honor and privilege for ArvinMeritor to be named the
recipient of this award," said Chip McClure, chairman, CEO and president.
"Certainly, our work is not done, but we are proud of our accomplishments."
Today, ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier global supplier of a broad range of
integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The
company serves commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment
manufacturers and certain aftermarkets, and light vehicle manufacturers.
Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 19,000 people
in 24 countries. ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock
Exchange under the ticker symbol ARM. For more information, and high
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