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Mustang's 'active glove box' carries Ford to top SPE award


November 13, 2014 8:16 am ET

Ford Motor Co. has been named the winner of the Society of Plastics Engineers' 2014 Automotive Innovation Awards for its injection molded knee airbag/glove box system. The system, which appears in the 2015 Mustang, is an industry first, the company...

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Plastech in legal battle over Chinese electric car contract


November 12, 2014 10:28 am ET

Julie Brown, the embattled former CEO of Plastech Engineered Products Inc., is back in court six years after her company was liquidated under bankruptcy.

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Unique Fabricating prepares IPO


November 11, 2014 1:23 pm ET

After a near brush with insolvency, new owners and a successful acquisition, Unique Fabricating Inc. plans to go public.

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Minority auto suppliers get Tier 1 help


November 10, 2014 2:11 pm ET

DETROIT — These are heady times for owner Andra Rush, who launched Detroit Manufacturing in 2012 as a 55-45 joint venture with Faurecia SA, a major global supplier based in France.

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Magna to open new car parts plant in Slovakia


November 10, 2014 2:07 pm ET

Magna International Inc. is aiming to set up a new production facility in Malacky, in Slovakia's western part. The factory will make various plastic interior car components, the country's state-run Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency...

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Lanxess introduces new nylon 6 grades


November 7, 2014 6:00 am ET

Auto-makers' quest for light-weighting, with the search for materials with improved technical properties, has led Lanxess to introduce two new nylon 6 grades.

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Continental Structural Plastics sets up China JV for auto, trucks, agriculture


November 6, 2014 2:00 pm ET

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) of Auburn Hills, Mich. is setting up a foothold in China by establishing a 50:50 joint venture, aiming to provide light-weighting solutions to automotive, heavy truck and agriculture OEMs in that country.

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SPE Hall of Fame winner is a classic part on a classic car


November 4, 2014 12:30 pm ET

ABC Group Inc. can celebrate its 40th anniversary with an award for one of its early breakthrough blow molding technologies.

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GM vows better supplier relations


November 4, 2014 10:32 am ET

Amid the recall maelstrom, General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra has also made “building relationships” a key focus of her first nine months in the top job, from dealers to politicians to the media.

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Visteon sells remaining interior business


November 3, 2014 4:22 pm ET

Visteon Corp. said Monday it completed the largest phase of a deal to transfer its automotive interiors business to Dutch firm Reydel Automotive Holdings BV.

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