Behr America Inc. has taken a long and indirect road to Detroit. The air conditioning and engine cooling systems subsidiary of Germany-based Behr Group has done business in the U.S. since 1969, setting up operations in New Jersey and later Charleston, SC; Fort Worth, TX; and Canton, SD. A year ago, the company inched closer to metro Detroit by opening a plant in Webberville, MI, near Lansing, that produces the industry's first electronically actuated engine cooling fan clutches for General ...

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