General Motors Corp. for now is backing off closely guarded plans to shut down seat making operations at its Parma, OH, metal fabricating facility, Ward's has learned. Original plans hatched in August, a GM source indicates, called for Parma to stop making seat frames next month for the Cavalier/Sunfire compact cars. But the automaker may have nixed its strategy to turn stamping work over to an outside vendor in 2000, possibly due to disapproval from the United Auto Workers union. A ...

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