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JCI's decision on interiors the result of shifting auto industry

By: Rhoda Miel

Johnson Controls Inc. spent more than a decade creating an auto group that could supply complete interiors — from the seats to the headliners and electronics to trim. But a shifting auto industry that once signaled its intention to buy complete systems from large Tier 1 companies has now moved the other way, and is more interested in controlling more from within its own walls.

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