JCI bets on beefed-up lead-acid batteriesMon, 20, Jun 2016
Johnson Controls will spend $780 million to expand capacity for advanced absorbent glass mat batteries around the world. JCI's battery chief, Joe Walicki, believes the product is powerful enough to support the industry's move into bigger power users, such as stop-start systems.
Supplier M&A is glowing hot againMon, 20, Jun 2016
Supplier M&A surged last year as conglomerates sorted out what's profitable and what's not. In the center of it? Interiors.
Johnson Controls to double N.A. production of stop-start batteriesMon, 13, Jun 2016
Johnson Controls said it plans to invest $245 million through 2020 to double North American production of absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries for vehicles with stop-start systems.
Ron Hall Sr., founder of Bridgewater Interiors, dies at 72Wed, 01, Jun 2016
Ron Hall Sr., founder, chairman and former CEO of minority auto supplier Bridgewater Interiors LLC, died today from an undisclosed illness. He was 72.