DETROIT –When all is said and done, General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. will have invested $1 billion to engineer and build a jointly developed 6-speed automatic transmission for front- and all-wheel drive vehicles due to hit the market in 2006 and beyond. The pair began working on the transmission in the fall of 2002 and have announced a $720 billion investment in three plants – GM’s Warren (MI) Transmission and Ford’s Van Dyke Transmission (Sterling Heights, MI) and Sharonville (OH) ...

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