Tower Automotive Inc., longtime supplier of Ford Explorer frames, says it is bowing out of the bidding on a frame contract for the next-generation of the SUV because of Ford Motor Co. pricing demands. Tower is taking a pass on next-generation Explorer frame business. “We have been active in the early design and bid process for the next Explorer,” Tower President and CEO Dug Campbell says in a statement. “However, our decision not to support this particular product renewal is ...
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