Dustin Walsh

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Michigan driverless car testing site opens Monday

11:01 am U.S. ET | July 16
The University of Michigan will officially open its new testing site for connected and driverless cars on Monday. ...

Quality Metalcraft acquired by private equity firm

2:34 pm U.S. ET | July 7
Automotive metal components and assemblies supplier Quality Metalcraft was acquired last month by private equity firm The Watermill Group LLC. ...

Magna, Durr plan new operations in Michigan

3:14 pm U.S. ET | June 10
A Magna International subsidiary and Durr Systems both have been approved for Michigan state incentives for new operations planned in suburban Detroit. ...

Visteon completes $3.6B sale of climate JV

4:50 pm U.S. ET | June 9
Visteon completed a $3.6 billion divestiture of its stake in the South Korean joint venture Halla Visteon Climate Control to Hankook Tire and private-equity firm Hahn & C ...

Mexico auto boom a boon for U.S. suppliers

2:13 pm U.S. ET | June 8
Since 2012, carmakers have invested or promised nearly $23 billion in new production in Mexico. The result is a need for a more cohesive supply chain that extends farther ...

Brose North America appoints new president

2:39 pm U.S. ET | June 8
Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH today named Mike Brosseau president of its North American subsidiary, Brose North America Inc. Brosseau, 47, succeeds Jan Kowal, 66, who is retir ...

Federal-Mogul expands powertrain division

11:56 am U.S. ET | June 3
Federal-Mogul Holdings, the supplier controlled by Wall Street investor Carl Icahn, is moving 140 employees from three operations in Ohio and Michigan to the Detroit subu ...

A123 to double lithium-ion battery capacity

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 1
A123 Systems LLC plans to double the manufacturing capacity at its three lithium-ion battery plants in a $200 million investment. ...

ZF completes $12.4 billion acquisition of TRW

10:26 am U.S. ET | May 15
German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG said today that it has completed its $12.4 billion acquisition of safety systems supplier TRW Automotive Holdings. ...

Visteon sued by township over bond payments

4:29 pm U.S. ET | May 12
Supplier Visteon has been sued by the township where it is based in a dispute over payments on bonds used originally to finance construction of Visteon's headquarters com ...

Superior relocates HQ from Calif. to Detroit

12:15 pm U.S. ET | May 8
Superior Industries International, a longtime aluminum wheel manufacturer led by former Visteon CEO Don Stebbins, is relocating its global headquarters from California to ...

Visteon posts Q1 sales bump after acquisition

10:54 am U.S. ET | May 7
Visteon today reported strong first-quarter profits and sales thanks in large part to its 2014 acquisition of Johnson Controls' global electronics business. ...

Supplier Sakthi bets on hiring ex-felons

UPDATED: 5/5/15 3:40 pm ET - adds correction
Sakthi Automotive Group USA, in the nascent stages of a massive expansion project on the Detroit waterfront, is betting big on a nontraditional sort of workforce: convict ...

American Axle profits rise; non-GM sales grow

8:53 am U.S. ET | May 1
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings reported improved first-quarter earnings thanks to strong North American truck and SUV sales. ...
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