Ford Motor Co. reveals plans to build a $400 million supplier manufacturing and distribution complex near its Chicago Taurus/Sable assembly plant. Scheduled to be completed by 2003, the 155-acre site will employ about 1,000 workers and help the automaker cut shipping costs, reduce transit time and improve quality control. Ford isn't disclosing its investment or which suppliers will be located at the complex but says construction expenses will be shared with partsmakers and development ...

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