David L. Schaefer, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Trevor Myers, President and General Manager, Jerry Falleur, Senior Application Engineer, Suresh Shah, Chief Metallurgist, and Bill Leisen, Senior Project Engineer, Cloyes Gear and Products, Inc., of Paris accepted an Award of Distinction in the Automotive Transmission Category of the 2014 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards Competition.

The award was given for a sector gear and fixed ring made for Magna Powertrain. They accepted the award for their company at the PM2014 World Congress in Orlando.

PM is an automated metalworking process that forms metal powders into precision components used in applications such as auto engines and transmissions, hardware, industrial machinery, sporting goods, defense and firearms. More than 800 million pounds of PM parts are made annually in North America.

The competition is sponsored annually by the Metal Powder Industries Federation, an international trade association for the metal powder producing and consuming industries.