Active Tool & Mfg. has engaged Credit Suisse First Boston and Roney & Co. to explore strategic alternatives ranging from an alliance or merger to the re-capitalization or sale of the company. Suppliers such as Magna International, Tower Automotive Inc., The Budd Co. and Oxford Automotive already have started to gobble up competitors and partners, and the demands of automakers means pressure is growing for the remaining players, says Active Chief Executive Fred Schoen. Outsourcing ...

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