Metaldyne Corp. won its first non-DaimlerChrysler contract for the New Castle, Ind., foundry it recently bought from the automaker.
Ford Motor Co. awarded Plymouth, Mich.,-based Metaldyne a contract to supply front spindle assemblies for a future-model truck. The New Castle plant was a former DaimlerChrysler AG operation. The two companies ran it as a joint venture during 2003 before Metaldyne bought it outright in a deal that closed earlier this month.
Work on the Ford contract is expected to begin in July and includes a machined casting, a machined stem and ball joints.