Dustin Walsh

Crain's Detroit Business reporter covering the business of law, auto suppliers and steel

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Recent articles
Google's self-driving car underpinned by Detroit area suppliers
11:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20
The fate of Google's self-driving car rests in the hands of Roush Industries and several other Detroit area suppliers. ...

When the Motor City becomes Startup City
3:50 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15
Metro Detroit, the automotive capital of the world, ironically isn't a hotbed for mobility upstarts, but several efforts are under way in the auto industry to help develo ...

ZF CEO tells TRW staffers that jobs are safe
12:53 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12
The $12.4 billion acquisition of TRW Automotive Holdings by Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen AG has many in metro Detroit afraid. But ZF CEO Stefan Sommer said at the Detroit ...

Visteon names two new board members
11:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7
Visteon named two new members to its board amid a flurry of merger and acquisition activity at the supplier in recent months. ...

Lear completes acquisition of automotive leather supplier Eagle Ottawa
10:44 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6
Seating and electronics supplier Lear has closed on its $850 million acquisition of automotive leather supplier Eagle Ottawa LLC. ...

Supplier Brose to invest $97.6M in Detroit area expansion, add 388 jobs
8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 17
Brose North America plans to invest $97.6 million to expand at three locations around Detroit, generating 388 new jobs. ...

Minority supplier council names former retail executive as new leader
3:37 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 9
The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council has hired Michelle Sourie Robinson as its new CEO. She will succeed Louis Green in the nonprofit's top post, starting J ...

Skills gap imperils small-town auto suppliers
3:36 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8
Auto suppliers such as Continental Structural Plastics have gravitated to small towns. ...

Visteon in talks to sell Korean joint venture
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1
Visteon Corp. confirmed that it's in discussions with a private equity firm to sell its stake in South Korean joint venture Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. ...

Chinese supplier to hire 176, open plant near Detroit
2:52 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19
Chinese automotive electronics component supplier Shanghai SIIC Transportation Electric is establishing its first North American operation near Detroit to supply General ...

American Axle hires former Mich. car czar Francis
4:01 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17
Nigel Francis, former car czar for the state of Michigan, has been appointed as vice president of corporate planning for American Axle & Manufacturing in Detroit. ...

Chinese car import deal draws U.S. litigation
2:39 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10 | UPDATED: 11/10/14 3:59 pm ET - adds copy of complaint
Julie Brown, the embattled former CEO of Plastech Engineered Products, is back in court six years after her company was liquidated under bankruptcy. ...

BorgWarner projects more growth from turbochargers, other engine products, China
2:13 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10
BorgWarner expects new business to grow by 10 percent to 12 percent through 2017 thanks to strong growth in Asia. ...

Michigan car czar Nigel Francis to step down, return to industry
2:54 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7
Michigan's auto czar is resigning from the post to work for an automotive company in the state. ...

Shiloh advances product strategy with U.S. tech center, acquisitions
1:59 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5
Shiloh Industries is planning to open a new technical center in Michigan as part of the company's efforts to reinvent itself and grow with its automaker customers. ...

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