DETROIT – Tantamount to the “man bites dog” category of news making, French supplier Faurecia SA will create 2,000 new jobs this year in the U.S. when it opens six new manufacturing plants, most of them supported with United Auto Workers union labor. While many major parts makers struggle with bankruptcy, plant closings, layoffs and Wall Street instability, Faurecia is bucking the trend in grand fashion. Five of the six plants are in Michigan and Ohio, at a time when most new component ...

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