Dustin Walsh

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

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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. ...


Visteon completes major part of sale of interiors business
8:58 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3
Visteon said today it completed the largest phase of a deal to transfer its automotive interiors business to Dutch firm Reydel Automotive Holdings BV. ...


Cooper-Standard profits rise on higher sales, M&A moves
12:40 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 31
Cooper-Standard Holdings reported higher earnings in the third quarter from increased North American and Asian sales as well as merger and acquisition activity. ...


Detroit Manufacturing Systems to hire 200 workers to support new F-150
3:25 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30
Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC plans to hire 200 assembly workers by January 2015 to support production growth of the Ford F-150 truck. ...


Tower International reports higher Q3 profits on improved sales in Americas
10:19 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30
Tower International today reported improved earnings in the third quarter due to improved sales in the Americas. ...


Tesla courted suppliers in bid to stop bill banning direct sales in Mich.
6:22 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 20 | UPDATED: 10/21/14 2:06 pm ET -- adds bill signed
Tesla Motors looked for support from its suppliers in Michigan in the company's unsuccessful bid to get Governor Rick Snyder to veto a bill that bans Tesla from selling i ...


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