Hayes Lemmerz wins contract
DETROIT - Hayes Lemmerz International Inc. of Northville, Mich., won a contract to supply Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America Inc. with one-piece aluminum crossmembers.
Hayes Lemmerz will make the crossmembers at its Bristol, Ind., plant and ship them to Mitsubishi's Normal, Ill., plant. They will be used in the 2001 Mitsubishi Galant, Eclipse and Eclipse Spyder.
Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
2 COMPANIES FUNDED
COLUMBUS, Ind. - Engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. of Columbus, Ind., and alternative fuel system developer Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, will get a total $1 million in funding from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
The two companies are working together on a two-year project to lower the emissions of a natural gas heavy- truck engine.
DURA WINS NEW DEALS
DETROIT - Dura Automotive Systems Inc. of Rochester Hills, Mich., was awarded $268 million in new contracts for 2001 through 2005 model- year programs.
The new business includes platforms for Ford Motor Co., General Motors and Volkswagen. Dura will supply $77 million in seating products, $66 million in glass systems, $65 million in door modules, $45 million in adjustable pedals and $15 million in electronic parking brakes.
DYNAMICS GETS BUSINESS
DETROIT - Mechanical Dynamics Inc. of Ann Arbor, Mich., will work with Honda R&D in Asaka, Japan, to further develop Mechanical Dynamics' Adams engine testing software.
In this multiyear agreement, the companies will focus on adjusting the software to test engine durability and vibrations.
VISTEON, KINGSMITH PAIRED
TURIN, Italy - Visteon Corp. is partnering with data network provider Kingsmith Ltd. of Hong Kong to design, develop and market systems that will track truck and bus fleets in Europe, Asia and Australia.
The companies also plan to develop systems that will automatically charge road tolls based on vehicles' global positioning.
CHICAGO - BorgWarner Inc. of Chicago expects to receive $950 million in new powertrain business from 2001 through 2003.
About 43 percent of the new business is engine-related, and four-wheel-drive systems are expected to account for 40 percent.